NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine, and the Corporate Responsibility Association (CRA) have announced that the fourth annual COMMIT!Forum will be held October 8-9, 2014 at New York Marriot Downtown in New York City. The COMMIT!Forum brings together more than 500 chief executives, corporate responsibility sustainability officers, and thought leaders to discuss the sustainable workforce and the responsible supply chain.
The Forum will feature a series of sessions on corporate reputation; diversity and inclusion; talent acquisition and retention; and sustainable prosperity across the public and private sectors in the United States and abroad.
CEOs from organizations across the country including The Hershey Company, New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc., Alexander Mann Solutions, and Sigma-Aldrich Corporation will participate in an exclusive corporate responsibility panel to discuss their experiences in pioneering leadership for environmental stewardship, employee engagement, and visionary governance.
In a one-on-one session with CR Magazine, CVS Health's President & CEO Larry Merlo will also discuss the rationale behind the monumental decision to stop selling tobacco products, including cigarettes, at its more than 7,600 CVS/pharmacy locations across the country.
During the COMMIT!Forum's inaugural CHRO/CEO roundtable, both groups will sit down to discuss what it takes to build a sustainable and productive workforce in a rapidly changing business environment. The roundtable will focus on how CR, sustainability and shared-value programs can motivate employees, while also reinforcing business goals.
Additional panels will cover a broad range of topics including:
- Keys to a Responsible and Efficient Supply Chain
- Driving Innovation through Diversity & Inclusion
- Building a Conscious, , Connected Workforce
- The Impacts of Corporate Reputation on Talent Acquisition and Retention
- The Philanthropic Evolution: The Shift from Management to Partnership
- Data Security Panel: The Ultimate Act of Trust
- Partnering to Prepare for a STEM Economy: A New Model for Collaboration
- A Culture of Purpose
During COMMIT!Forum's pre-conference workshop hosted by BrownFlynn, attendees will learn the ways their company can utilize two important but differing approaches to materiality—the Global Reporting Initiative's G4 Framework and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board Materiality Maps.
The 2014 COMMIT!Forum will conclude with a celebratory dinner and discussions with the winners of CR Magazine's 2014 Responsible CEO of the Year Award. This year's winners include CEOs from CVS Health, Ecolab, Sigma-Aldrich Corporation, and The Hershey Company. This year's Lifetime Achievement Award will also be presented on October 9.
Confirmed sponsors and partners of the Forum include: Alexander Mann Solutions, BBB, BrownFlynn, Corporate Responsibility Association (CRA), Crowe Horwath, CVS Health, Governance & Accountability Institute, MGM Resorts, Mosaic, Pernod Ricard, Sustainable Brands, The Nature Conservancy and 3BL.
For more information on the COMMIT!Forum, please visit www.commitforum.com
About the COMMIT!Forum
Each year, COMMIT!Forum attracts: C-suite executives, Leaders in communications, CR and Sustainability professionals, Foundation heads, and Non-profit execs. This year's theme is COMMIT! To A Responsible Culture & Supply Chain. As an attendee you'll learn: how to run a more responsible business, how to build a more sustainable workforce, and how to build a more responsible supply chain. Our competitive advantage? Access. Professionals who attend learn the latest best practices and how-to's from our hand-picked experts. And just as important, the COMMIT!Forum allows networking opportunities to engage with C-suite executives, CEOs, corporate communication pros, and CR professionals—industry leaders who can help our attendees achieve their professional goals.
The path to COMMIT!, which began on April 24 with the announcement of CR Magazine's 14th Annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens, culminates October 8-9 in New York City at the Forum. www.commitforum.com