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In 2012, BCLC introduced a new analysis and thought leadership series called "Conversations with Stephen." In 2013 the series continues as "Conversations with BCLC."

This webcast and tweetchat engages guests in thoughtful, solution-oriented discussions and debates about the CSR field. The six-part series in 2012 is offered at no charge as part of BCLC’s commitment to share knowledge and best practices with current and upcoming CSR practitioners.

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February: Business Issues & Innovations in 2013

Rich Cooper, Vice President of U.S. Chamber Foundation's Forum for Innovation will join Bill Shireman, CEO of Future 500 and Jeff Lundy, Ph.D., Research Manager of U.S. Chamber Foundation's BCLC for a conversation on business issues and innovations in 2013. During the free live webcast and coordinated tweetchat, they will discuss upcoming opportunities for business innovation and weigh-in on how much public opinion around key issues this year will matter. REGISTER HERE.



October: Bo Miller, The Dow Chemical Company and Stewart Alvarez, Amadeus North America, Inc. SPECIAL EDITION: International Volunteering

Bo Miller from The Dow Chemical Company and Stewart Alvarez from Amadeus North America, Inc. discussed International Volunteering with Stephen Jordan at BCLC's 2012 Global Conference--CSR: Business Solutions for Emerging Markets.

September: Doug Pinkham, Public Affairs Council, The Intersection of Public Affairs and CSR

Doug Pinkham, President of Public Affairs Council and President of Foundation for Public Affairs, joins Stephen Jordan to discuss how the worlds of public affairs and CSR are colliding. CSR activities are not just a way to open public markets or help business' reputations, there is a public policy component to it. When you can find these public policy issues, you can advocate on them to not only serve your companies interest, but also your larger communities' interest, as well as the world's. Watch the video.

May: Katherine Pickus, Abbott, How to Become a CSR 2.0 Leader

Kathy Pickus, Divisional Vice President of Global Citizenship and Policy at Abbott and Vice President of the company's foundation, the Abbott Fund, joined Stephen Jordan for a conversation about how to become a CSR 2.0 leader. In one of the most popular conversations to date, the interview examined sustainable, scalable CSR solutions that meet business goals and help change lives.


April: Carol Cone, Edelman, Introduction of goodpurpose® Findings

In this special edition Conversations, Stephen Jordan interviewed Carol Cone, Global Practice Chair of Edelman Business + Social Purpose, on stage during BCLC's National Conference about the new findings of the 2012 goodpurpose® study. Now in its fifth year, the research explores consumer attitudes about social purpose and business. goodpurpose® is the only global, longitudinal study of its kind, and the wealth of data and insight provides tangible tools and best practices to leverage in your brand and corporate citizenship.

March: Richard Crespin, CRO Association, The State of the CR Profession

The corporate responsibility (CR) profession is stuck in a chicken-and-egg conundrum: before employers establish a CR career path, CR needs a defined curriculum; before educational institutions invest in a defined curriculum, they need to see a clear demand for CR professionals. Fulfilling CR’s promise as a field and profession requires deliberate action to build a consensus within the field itself and about the field in society. Stephen Jordan and Richard Crespin took us through the new findings of the BCLC-CROA joint research report titled "The State of the Corporate Responsibility Profession."


February: Steve Rochlin, AccountAbility, How a Community's Configuration Affects Its Economy

Well known CSR and business ethics expert Steve Rochlin joined Stephen Jordan to discuss how a community's configuration affects its economy, and how individual corporate citizenship programs fit into this larger picture. Steve is a Director at AccountAbility and Global Head of Advisory Services. He frequently consults with leading brands on CR strategy, governance, stakeholder engagement, reporting and performance management. Steve has co-authored two books -- Untapped: Creating Value in Underserved Markets and Beyond Good Company: Next Generation Corporate Citizenship. Watch the archived video.

January, Aman Singh, CSRwire, The Future of CSR

As CSRwire's editorial director and a popular CSR journalist, Aman Singh kicked off the "Conversations with Stephen" series with an in-depth look at what happened in corporate social responsibility (CSR) in 2011 and what the field has in store for 2012. 

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