CEOs from Timberland, AkzoNobel, Interface, Veolia Water Gather in New York this June to Discuss Sustainability, CR and Their Business Value

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International Business Leaders from Europe and America are heading to New York in June to discuss the most pressing Corporate Responsibility issues of 2011. The Responsible Business Summit US, will be taking place at the New York Helmsley Hotel on the 1st and 2nd June 2011.

In Europe, the Responsible Business Summit has a formidable reputation and a 10 year track record for bringing together the cream of CSR experts and business leaders. The conference organisers, Ethical Corporation, are leading the inaugural US version of this event with an equally impressive speaker line-up.

The CEOs/ Presidents of Timberland, AkzoNobel, Interface and Veolia Water are already confirmed to speak at the New York event.

With senior speakers also coming from European companies such as Maersk Line, ING Group, Henkel, BASF and BT, this conference succeeds in bringing European and US sustainability best practice together under one roof.

Renowned for the practical, robust approach of addressing CR issues, the Responsible Business Summit US ensures all speakers give presentations linked specifically to issues integral to their business:

  • The Head of Sustainability from Bank of America will discuss how it is embedding sustainability by developing a cross-organisation Environmental Council
  • The Director of Sustainable Development from PepsiCo will discuss how they have built a reputation among stakeholders for taking CSR issues seriously – and what impact this had on their business planning
  • The SVP of Global Supply Chain Management from distinguished sustainability pioneer Herman Miller will discuss what impact their commitment – 100% reduction of hazardous waste – has had on their supply chain management
  • The Sustainability Leader of BASF will discuss how risk matrices helped BASF identify potential high-risk suppliers in their extensive supply chain

Over the two days, speakers will cover only topics suggested by their peers, as usual in Ethical Corporation events. Topics requested this year include effective CR Reporting; stakeholder engagement; sustainable supply chain and embedding CR in organisations.

Already an annual fixture on the calendar of CR and sustainability experts in Europe, the US version of the Responsible Business Summit will no doubt receive the same popularity in America.

For a comprehensive programme of the conference, and further information on the business leaders already attending, please go to

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Cora Ng
Senior Conference Director
Head of North America
Ethical Corporation

About Ethical Corporation
Ethical Corporation is an independent publisher and conference organiser, launched in 2001 to encourage debate and discussion on responsible business.

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