November 23, 2011

Executive Summary: The State of the CR Profession

On Nov. 17th during the 2011 Citizens Awards finalist luncheon, Richard Crespin (pictured) of the Corporate Responsibility Officers Association (CROA) presented preliminary findings of recent research into the corporate responsility field and the professionals comprising it.

In a lively panel discussions following the research executive summary, Rick Martella of ARAMARK observed the following: "We are stewards of this timeframe of the CR profession. We're trying to make it happen quickly. Many infrastructure changes will follow," such as better connections between academe and the profession.

Participating in the discussion with Martella and Crespin were BCLC founder and executive director Stephen Jordan, Motorola Mobility's Eileen Sweeney, LRN's Jim Blackie, Cargill's Mark Murphy, and Ritz Carton's Sue Stephenson.

The full research report will be available in 2012. Download the executive summary below.