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Sneak Preview of 3rd Annual International Corporate Volunteerism Conference

On April 11 & 12, private sector leaders from IBM, PepsiCo, Pfizer, and dozens of other corporations will join the U.S. State Department, USAID, and other public sector groups to talk about some of today’s most pressing issues – jobs creation, water, education, global health, and the environment, among others.  How are these groups looking to impact such a divergent set of issues?  Through the lens of international volunteering.  
Addressing the intersection of corporate citizenship, talent and leadership development and more traditional international development programs, CDC Development Solutions’upcoming Third Annual International Corporate Volunteerism Conference will look at why some of the largest corporations in America are sending employees beyond their office walls to pro bono skilled volunteer assignments in emerging markets such as Ghana, Vietnam, Brazil, and Cambodia – and how this is making a difference.
Companies as diverse as Dow Corning, Intel, and Ernst & Young are sending teams of employees on International Corporate Volunteer programs (ICV) – a type of corporate Peace Corps in which employees donate their skills to build the capacity of a local nonprofit, government, social enterprise, or NGO in an emerging market.  Businesses are seeing a return on investment from these volunteer trips that pays off in social and business dividends: companies build partnerships with critical stakeholders in emerging markets and gain a competitive advantage, while employees gain unparalleled leadership skills in a global marketplace that otherwise take years to develop.

CRO Conference Fall 2008, Chicago

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

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Registration: Continental Breakfast


Summer CRO Conference June 18 Agenda

Summer CRO Conference June 18 Agenda


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Making CR Second Nature

Corporate responsibility executives gathered for the CRO Conference in Chicago to discuss the innate growth and automation of sustainability and ethics practices

The Windy City of Chicago, Ill., proved a fitting locale for the CRO Fall Conference 2007 on Sept. 12, as the day of speakers, panel discussions and case studies included a larger focus on climate change issues, as well as corporate philanthropy and sustainability perspectives in the continually widening field of corporate responsibility.


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CRO Conference Fall, Sept. 12, Chicago

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