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The 5th Annual Symposium on Sustainable Business - Profits and Politics: Sustainability and the Global Corporation

Join Baruch College's Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity and Corporate Communication International for our 5th Annual Symposium on Sustainable Business entitled Profits and Politics: Sustainability and the Global Corporation.
When  Feb 08, 2013
from 09:00 AM to 01:20 PM
Where  151 East 25th St., 7th Floor, Room 750 (between Lexington and 3rd)
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Contact Phone  646-312-3231
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Click on the links below to watch Profits and Politics: Sustainability and the Global Corporation:

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Panel 3

About the Program

It has never been more important for a global corporation to follow sustainable business practices. Many corporate stakeholders, governments and NGO's are calling for nothing less. At the same time, it has never been harder for multinational corporations to be sustainable. The increasingly complex national and international political landscape, mounting evidence of climate change, human rights and social issues, and an uncertain economic environment all pose real challenges to would-be sustainable corporations. This year's Symposium will examine how multinational corporations are attempting to overcome these challenges. The Symposium will explore ESG, the acronym which describes the three areas of focus used - environment, social and governance - when measuring  and reporting on business sustainability and corporate social responsibility.


Environment - 9:05 to 10:15 AM

The debate over human contributions to global warming has become increasingly political, confounding science and lobbying. This panel will investigate the influence of large and powerful corporations on the energy and economic policy making of sovereign nations.

Gary Sheffer,Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs, GE
Amy Davidsen, Executive Director, The Climate Group

Social - 10:30 to 11:45 AM

Major global corporations have been accused of falling short of their own labor and trade standards when operating far from corporate headquarters. How have they responded and do their current practices now reflect who they say they are as well as meet emerging global social standards for corporate responsibility and good behavior?

Jorge Perez-Lopez, Executive Director, Fair Labor Association
Nathan Fleisig, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Outerstuff, Ltd

Governance - 12:00 to 1:15 PM

Transparency and stakeholder engagement are two sides to the coin of good corporate governance. This panel will discuss the challenges of both being transparent (how much? And to whom?) as well as stakeholder engagement (what do stakeholders have a right to ask of the corporation?).

Peter Duda, Executive Vice President, Weber Shandwick
Jeanette M Franzel, Board Member, PCAOB
Olajobi Makinwa, Head of Transparency and Anti-Corruption Initiatives, UN Global Compact Office

Wrap-Up - 1:15 to 1:20 PM

Networking Lunch - 1:20 to 2:00 PM

Agenda and Panelists subject to change.

Event Partner

CINCS assists companies in measuring their environmental impacts and mitigating risks associated with water use and carbon emissions. By way of our innovative Software-as-a-Service we guide companies through integrating their existing environmental data with deep information and powerful analytical models to answer a variety of questions relating to environmental resource use.


Corporate Communication International - enhancing the performance and reputation of corporate communication as a strategic management function; the number one choice of practicing professionals and scholars for information and knowledge on corporate communication.




Registration fees:

  • General registration - $95
  • Non-Profit - $85
  • CCI Members - $75
  • Graduate Students (non-CUNY) - $45
  • Complimentary registration for Corporate Communication International sponsors and Baruch College alumni, students, staff, and faculty

Register online, by phone or e-mail:

  1. Complete the online registration form
  2. Call us at 646-312-3231
  3. E-mail us at

After you have registered, please submit the appropriate registration fee via mail or fax.

To pay via mail:

Please make check payable to Baruch College and send to:

Baruch College - 2013 Symposium
Center for Corporate Integrity
55 Lexington Avenue, B11-275
New York, NY 10010

To pay via fax:

Please complete our credit card payment form and fax to (646) 312 – 3351

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