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September 28, 2012

BCLC’s Annual Global Conference Will Bring Focus to New Paradigm in Global Development

WASHINGTON, Sep. 26 - Businesses are innovating in the way they work with governments, development agencies, and key stakeholders; apply new technology to old problems; and adapt global solutions to local community challenges. To examine the implications of this way of doing business, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) is hosting more than 300 corporate citizenship executives, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders on October 10-12 in Washington, D.C. for the Global Conference, “CSR: Business Solutions for Emerging Markets.”

BCLC’s Global Conference is an established convening for the world’s foremost voices on global development, corporate social responsibility (CSR), and social enterprise. Attendees will represent executives and social practitioners from large and small companies, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies.

Global Conference: CSR: Business Solutions for Emerging Markets (Agenda)

WHEN:   October 10 – 12, 2012

WHERE: U.S. Chamber of Commerce
              1615 H Street, N.W.

Washington, D.C.

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WHAT: Sessions Highlights Include:

  • Unlocking the Value Chain for Global Development
  • The Business Case for Better Development
  • Business Solutions for the Middle of the Pyramid
  • Business Solutions to Youth Underemployment
  • The Corporate Intrapreneur -- Social Enterprise and Corporate Citizenship
  • Strategic International Corporate Volunteerism
  • Download full agenda with speakers and session times

WHO: Speaker Highlights Include:

  • Samasource: Leila Janah, CEO (KEYNOTE)
  • Abbott: Katherine Pickus, Divisional Vice President , Global Citizenship and Policy, Abbott; Vice President of the Abbott Fund
  • Alcoa Foundation: Paula Davis, President
  • Amadeus North America, Inc:  Stewart Alvarez, Vice President, Strategic Planning and Business Development
  • Hilton Worldwide: Jennifer Silberman, Vice President, Corporate Responsibility
  • McKinsey Company: Mona Mourshed, Director, Global Education Practice
  • IBM International Foundation: Stan Litow, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs, IBM; President, IBM International Foundation
  • Junior Achievement:  Sean Rush, CEO
  • Motorola Foundation: Eileen Sweeney, President
  • Overseas Private Investment Corporation: Elizabeth Littlefield, President and CEO
  • U.S. Chamber BCLC: Stephen Jordan, Founder and Executive Director
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Alfonso Martinez-Fonts, Jr., Executive Vice President, U.S. Forum for Policy Innovation
  • U.S. Department of State: Kris Balderston, Special Representative for Global Partnerships

RSVP: Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend some or all of the Global Conference at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. RSVP by 10 a.m., Tuesday, October 9, to Bailey Gilchrist, External Relations Manager, 202-230-1877 or

Unable to attend in person? Join the conversation via Twitter using hashtag #BCLCGlobal.

About the Business Civic Leadership Center

BCLC is the U.S. Chamber’s resource and voice for businesses’ social and philanthropic interests.  Its mission is to advance the positive role of business in society.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.