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Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership Hosts Corporate Social Responsibility Conference Featuring Business, Academic Leaders

Interactive discussions with experts to make business case for corporate social responsibility, offer advice to companies, nonprofits and students

NEWARK, N.J., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership (IEL) will host its fourth annual Ethical Leadership Conference bringing together business and academic leaders in corporate social responsibility (CSR) to share lessons learned and help attendees work through challenges in starting and developing CSR programs.

"Ethics in Action: A Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility" will be held April 19 from 9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m. at the Newark Museum (49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ), near the Rutgers campus in Newark.

This year's conference features a full day of interactive discussions with experts from business industries such as finance, entertainment, food and energy, as well as academia. The conference keynote speakers and presenters are: 

  • Jim Berk, chief executive officer, Participant Media, will offer the unique approach to CSR taken by the for-profit producer of films such as Lincoln; Food, Inc.; and Waiting for Superman, and the force behind the newly announced cable network targeting Millennials and focusing on social change, Pivot.
  • Archie Carroll, Ph.D., Terry College of Business, University of Georgia and co-author of the industry reference guide "Corporate Responsibility: The American Experience" will ground the discussion in ethics and present the last 60 years on CSR's history in the U.S.
  • Timothy J. McClimon, vice president, CSR, American Express, president of American Express Foundation and author of the industry-leading blog "CSR Now!," will offer the business case for CSR and insights into the future of socially responsible companies.

"Many New Jersey companies are recognized as being among the most ethically-managed and socially responsible in the world," said Rutgers IEL Co-Founder James Abruzzo. "We are thrilled at the opportunity to support the state's culture of ethical leadership and for the conference group of CSR experts to provide business, nonprofit and academic leaders solutions to their challenges."

This year's conference is the fourth annual event hosted by Rutgers IEL. Previous topics have included developing an ethical culture, generational viewpoints on ethics, and effective use of social media.

"The IEL prides itself on its ability to introduce practical experiences while also supporting academic research.  The 2013 Ethical Leadership Conference showcases the benefits of combining the two," Abruzzo concluded.

For more information, including the agenda and full list of speakers, and to register for the conference, please visit http://www.business.rutgers.edu/iel/programs/business-government/2013-conference, call 973-353-1134 or email leadership@business.rutgers.edu.

About the Institute for Ethical Leadership
The Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers Business School works with business and government, nonprofit and philanthropic organizations, and within Rutgers University to provide leaders and future leaders with the education, training and critical-thinking tools needed to become more effective leaders and managers and make ethical decisions for real-world challenges.  For more information, visit www.business.rutgers.edu/iel

SOURCE Rutgers Business School



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