Whats the point of Corporate Responsibility? (Ethical Corporation)

Venue: London

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: May 11, 2004 End Date/Time: May 12, 2004
Early Registration Date: Mar 15, 2004
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Some of Europe's smartest companies are now quietly using Corporate Responsibility to profitably achieve their broader commercial objectives.

Who are they? How are they doing it? What kind of results are they achieving? And what can you learn from their experiences to date?

This is just one of the hot button issues that will be examined when hundreds of leading figures from Europe's CR community converge on London in May for what is shaping up to be a landmark event - two dynamic, fact-filled days that will enable you to build a more advanced business case for Corporate Responsibility.

Just take a look at some of the speakers: Shell, BP, Coke, Siemens, The Economist, BSkyB, McDonald's, Gap, Timberland, Levi's, Westpac, Vodafone, and HypoVereinsBank, ISIS Asset management, TNT Express, BASF, The Times, and Hewlett-Packard to name just a few.

And if you're yawning, "Here comes another event filled with the same old Talking Heads droning their way through the same old PowerPoint presentations," hold it right there. This event is different. Just take a look at the agenda at:


An agenda developed after extensive research with Corporate Managers, NGOs, investors and governments.

We've spent months finding out what you want to talk - and learn - about, and you'll see the result is a Conference Agenda that tackles the BIG issues in corporate responsibility. For example:

· Which new European and international laws are poised to transform soft risk into hard risk?
· Litigation risk: are you sure you're not sitting on a ticking time bomb?
· Future risks - do you know what people are going to worry about next?
· How do you sell the concept of CR up the command chain and to big investors - and how do you maximise the ROI?

Day One of the Conference will focus on 'Big Picture' critical issues like these and will help you zone in on specific, defined objectives for your CR initiatives.

The emphasis is on two-way traffic, with plenty of time for you to talk - every Panel Session has at least 30 minutes built-in Q&A time. So please come armed with questions.. and rest assured the answers and opinions will come from leading CR practitioners from around the world. But that's just the start.

Which discussion groups are most valuable for you to join?

Day Two is dedicated to a 'pick and mix' selection of 15 discussion groups that investigate - in depth - specific aspects of CR policy that are vital business case building blocks, including:

NGO engagement * Materiality and non-financial reporting * Human Rights and the UN Norms * Ratings, rankings and research agencies * Brand reputation and trust * Limits to responsibilities * Evaluating the impact of FDI * Effective Consumer Communications * Tackling bribery, corruption and whistle blowing * Employee communications * Product responsibility in the supply chain * Wading through the codes and standards

Each group is led by an expert facilitator with up-to-the-moment real life experience. And as you can see such is the importance of this Conference that we have attracted a whole string of senior CR players from world famous companies to speak and advise you.

With hours of networking time for you to meet peers, plus scope for off-the-record discussions so you can share knowledge in a secure environment, this is the event helps you to transform policy into actions that satisfy - and surpass - the expectations of your investors, stakeholders and staff.

As you can imagine, the event is already filling up and places are limited - especially for the discussion groups where numbers are restricted to ensure participants can gain maximum value. Immediate booking is strongly recommended to ensure you get a place at the sessions you want to attend.