November 28, 2012

2012 National Conference Report

Forecast: Corporate Citizenship and America's Future

From April 16 to 18, 2012, the Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) convened more than 300 representatives from business, government agencies, and nonprofits to discuss corporate citizenship as it relates to the future of the United States. The conference included the following:


  • Plenary discussions on systemic social change in communities, social innovation, and veterans employment.

  • Breakout sessions on public-private partnerships and business solutions to volunteerism, health and wellness, environmental innovation, education, and community and economic development.

  • Announcement of the 2012 goodpurpose® study by Edelman, which explores consumer attitudes about social purpose and business.

The corporate citizenship field presents an extraordinary opportunity to help support a vibrant and competitive society. The goal of the conference was to identify how stakeholders can work together so that this field delivers sustainable results