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Day 1:  Wednesday, October 10

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Registration and Networking

9:00 am – 9:30 am

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Welcome and Opening Remarks:

  • Bo Miller, Global Director, Corporate Citizenship, The Dow Chemical Company, @DowChemical
  • Katherine Pickus, Divisional Vice President, Global Citizenship Policy & Vice President, Abbott Fund, @AbbottNews

Report Launch Role of Business in Emerging Markets:  This report will address the role of business in international markets and feature articles and case studies from businesses on the topics of Community Development; Workforce Enhancement; Financial Inclusion; Supply Chain Inclusion; and Business Solutions for Basic Needs.

Digital Mobile Technology Partner: The Conference App

  • Eileen Sweeney, President, Motorola Mobility
    Foundation, @Motorola 


9:30 am - 9:45 am

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Business for Good Map: One Year Later


  • Jeff Lundy, Research Manager, Business Civic Leadership Center, @CSRJeff

9:45 am – 11:15 am

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 The Business Case for Development:

A discussion of the strategic benefits to companies for making their corporate social responsibility activities sustainable investments integral to their core business; the internal and external challenges of doing so; and the implications of the increasing interest of companies in engaging their core business in development-related activities.

  • Jeri Jensen, Principal, Business Driven Development, LLC
  • Merryl Burpoe, Director Stakeholder Management, AES Corporation
  • Katherine Pickus, Divisional Vice President, Global Citizenship Policy & Vice President, Abbott Fund, @AbbottNews
  • Eric Postel, Assistant Administrator, Bureau of Economic Growth, Education and Environment, United States Agency for International Development, @USAID

Moderator: Raj Kumar, Co-Founder and President, Devex, @Devex

11:20 am - 11:30 am

Devex Impact Launch

Devex Impact is a new website connecting business and development at a time when business models that connect business interests to development results are taking on a more prominent role. Targeted toward Fortune 500 companies and the public-private partnerships ecosystem. Devex Impact is a one-stop-shop for:  Business information; recruiting & career services; and news relevant to professionals engaged in public-private alliances.

  • Raj Kumar,Co-Founder and President, Devex, @Devex

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Networking Break

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Keynote Luncheon Speaker


  • Alfonso Martinez-Fonts, Jr., Executive Vice President, U.S. Forum for Policy Innovation, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, @USChamber

Keynote remarks:

  • Elizabeth Littlefield, President and CEO, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, @ELittlefield

1:30 pm -  2:00 pm

Networking Break

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm


Unlocking The Value Chain for Global Development:  Companies are increasingly looking to their value chains, to influence their global corporate citizenship engagements.  This session will focus on best practices for how companies and their partners are leveraging business activities and positively impacting local communities.

  • Sheetal Bhadekar, Senior Manager, Corporate Affairs, DSM, @SheetalRadha
  • Paula Davis, President, Alcoa Foundation, @AlcoaFoundation
  • Mike Calvert,International Trade Specialist, Office of the Western Hemisphere, U.S. Department of Commerce, ITA, @CommerceGov
  • Robert Goodwin, CEO, Executives Without Borders, @GoodwinRobert

Moderator:  Jeff Richardson, Vice President, Abbott Fund, @AbbottNews

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Smarter Solutions for a Smarter Planet

  • Stan Litow, President, IBM International Foundation

4:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Networking Break and Transition to Breakouts

4:15 pm – 5:30 pm



Regional Solution Briefings:  These sessions are designed for business leaders to hear from experts about regional development challenges and discuss solutions that advance business and community development.

  • Sub-Saharan Africa Development Challenges: Focus on Food Security – Jeff Dykstra, Partners in Food Solutions, General Mills and Bonnie McClaffery, Director of Agriculture and Nutrition, Global Alliance for Improvied Nutrition 
  • Middle East and North Africa Development Challenges: Focus on Job Training Leslie Schweitzer, Chairman and President, Friends of the American University of Afghanistan and Jennifer Hills, Director of MENA Programs, International Youth Foundation


  • Central America and Caribbean Development Challenges: Focus on Education Elisa Freeman, Senior Vice President, Discovery Education, Discovery Communication and Jeffrey Puryear, Vice President, Social Policy, Inter-American Dialogue
  • South Asia Development Challenges: Focus on Health – Jeff Richardson, Vice President, Abbott Fund, @AbbottNews and David McGinty, Director of Public Private Partnerships, World Vision
  • Latin America Development Challenges:  Focus on Educational Infrastructure – Sandro Mesquita, Director, Generación, DirectTV and Miguel Raimilla, Executive Director, Telecentre

5:30 pm

Close of Conference Day 1

6:00 pm - 8:00pm

Regional Solution and Networking Dinners

  • India/South Asia – Rasika
  • Latin America – Fogo de Chao
  • Central America and Caribbean – Cuba Libre
  • Middle East and North Africa – Taberna del Alabardero
  • Sub-Saharan Africa – Zeds
  • China – Meiweh

Day 2:  Thursday, October 11

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Networking Breakfast

9:00 am – 9:45 am

Day 2 Opening Remarks

Opening and Introduction Remarks:

  • Lori Harnick, General Manager, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Microsoft, @msftcitizenship

Keynote Remarks: Microwork – Technology's Answer to Microfinance

  • Leila Janah, CEO, Samasource, @leila_c

9:45 am – 11:05 am


Business Solutions for the Middle of the Pyramid:  This session will showcase how business solutions are creating opportunity for established entrepreneurs and small business through gaining access to growth capital; financial literacy and business expertise.  

  • Graham Macmillan, Senior Program Officer, Citi Foundation, @Citi
  • Joseph Cachey, Senior Vice President and Executive-in-Residence, Social Ventures, Western Union, @WesternUnion
  • Deirdre White, CEO, CDC Development Solutions, @CDCDevSolutions
  • Yasmina Zaidman, Director of Communications & Strategic Partnerships, Acumen Fund, @Yasminajz

Moderator: Aman Singh, Editorial Director, CSRwire, @AmanSinghCSR

11:05 am – 11:30 pm

Networking Break

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm


12:30 pm – 1:00 pm



  • Stephen Jordan, Executive Director and Founder, Business Civic Leadership Center, @SCJordan


Luncheon Keynote

  • Ross Beerman, Founder, AllLife

1:00 pm – 1:10 pm

Networking Break

1:10 pm – 1:40 pm




  • Sue Stephenson, Vice President Community Footprints,
  • The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company

Feature Presentation: Global Youth and Underemployment
Presented by: The McKinsey Company

The McKinsey Global Institute (The McKinsey Company) has conducted a study of the 3.5 billion people global work force.  One of their conclusions relates to the characteristics of employee shortages around the world as well as excess supply. Of course we have geographic patterns of unemployment, emphasized recently by double digit unemployment in southern Europe, even higher levels in parts of Africa and, of course the double digit unemployment/underemployment numbers in the U.S. over the past four years.  However, looking at patterns globally, McKinsey finds education and skills training are producing major structural stresses in the global labor picture.

  • Mona Mourshed, Director, Global Education Practice, The McKinsey Company

1:40 pm – 3:00 pm



Business Solutions to Youth Underemployment: Companies offer a plethora of employment opportunities to youth in markets around the world, however it is not enough.  As underemployment continues to plague communities, how can companies work and scale solutions to social barriers and job creation in markets outside of the United States?

  • Jennifer Silberman, Vice President, Corporate Responsibility, Hilton Worldwide
  • Lori Harnick, General Manager, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Microsoft
  • Kris Balderston, Special Representative for Global Partnerships, US Department of State
  • Sean Rush, CEO, Junior Achievement  

Moderator:  John Sullivan, Executive Director, Center for International Private Enterprise 

3:00 pm  – 3:15 pm

Networking Break

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Introduction - Taryn Bird, Senior Program Manager, BCLC

 Intel and 10X10 Movie Screening

  • Holly Gordon, Executive Director, 10X10
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm Networking Break

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

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Business Corps Report Launch

  • Stewart Alvarez, Vice President, Strategic Planning & Business Development, Amadeus North America, Inc, @AmadeusNews

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

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The Corporate Intrapreneur- Social Enterprise and Corporate Citizenship: Creating a culture of opportunity and social impact. Empowering employees that through your company you can create the social value and solve challenges.   Social enterprise continues to solve local challenges in markets around the world. Aside from fiscal support, how can businesses continue to invest, partner and scale current best models using private sector talent, product and institutional expertise?

  • Marlon Evans, Office of Global Social Innovation, HP, @HPGlobalCitizen
  • Katie Duggan Kyle, Senior Manager and CR Fellows Alumna, Ernst & Young, @EYNews
  • Erin Krampetz, Co-Founder and Community Director, Ashoka U, @ErinKrampetz
  • Liz Maw, CEO, Net Impact, @LizMaw

Moderator: Taryn Bird, Senior Manager, Global Corporate Citizenship, Business Civic Leadership Center, @TarynEBird

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm


Social Enterprise Networking Reception

Co-hosted by NetImpact

Day 3:   Friday, October 12

8:30 am - 9:00 am Networking Breakfast

9:00 am – 10:30 pm

Strategic International Corporate Volunteerism:  A look at how companies are innovating skills based corporate volunteerism and the value it brings to the business.

  • Market Insights and Innovation -  Laura Asiala, Director, Corporate Citizenship, Dow Corning Corporation
  • Skills Based Volunteerism - Jeff Dykstra, Founding Executive Director, Partners in Food Solutions, General Mills
  • Employee Recruitment and Talent - Lisa H. Neuberger- Fernandez, Director of Corporate Citizenship Programs, Accenture
  • Program Evaluation and Alumni Network - Oonagh  Puglisi, Manager, Corporate Responsibility, Pfizer Inc

Moderator: Gavin Cepelak, Director, International Corporate Volunteer Programs, CDC Development Solutions

10:30 am – 10:45 am

Networking Break

10:45 am – 12:00 pm

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Conversations with BCLC:  Special Edition on International Volunteering 

  • Bo Miller, Global Director, Corporate Citizenship, The Dow Chemical Company, @DowChemical
  • Stewart Alvarez, Vice President, Strategic Planning & Business Development, Amadeus North America, Inc, @AmadeusNews

Moderator: Stephen Jordan, Executive Director and Founder, Business Civic Leadership Center, @SCJordan

12:00 pm

Conference Concludes

  *Agenda Subject to Change