COMMIT!Forum Offers Innovative Ways for Companies to Create a Sustainable Competitive Advantage Through Good Corporate Responsibility

Culmination of year-long campaign on how "Good Business Makes the Difference" featuring CR Magazine's 100 Best Corporate Citizens

Aug 16, 2011, 10:05 ET from CR Magazine

EDISON, N.J., Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CR Magazine has expanded the CR COMMIT!Forum agenda to include highly interactive sessions on how Corporate Responsibility (CR) helps a company's bottom line.  More than just facts and figures, real-world case studies and ample networking opportunity will give participants the opportunity to identify best practices for implementation in their own companies and the partners needed to make this a reality.  Dedicated sessions include:

  • "The Green Behind The Green: Assigning Specific Financial Value to Sustainability" – Featuring Vickie Tillman, SVP Global Sustainability Business Development at McGraw Hill (owners of Standard & Poor's), Denis Daragh, General Manager of Forbo North America, and Lori Dickerson Fouche, President & CEO of Fireman's Fund Allianz (invited).
  • "It's All About the Alpha (Or Is It?): The Investor's Perspective on Responsibility" – Those on the front-lines of making investment decisions—John Wilson, Director of Corporate Governance for TIAA-CREFF, and Elizabeth Seeger, Associate at KKR—will share their perspectives on the business case for responsibility.
  • "How CEOs See Corporate Responsibility Driving Economic Value" – The CEOs of Phillips-Van Heusen, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, and NYSE Euronext discuss how they've deployed CR to increase shareholder value and competitive advantage.

At the 100 Best Corporate Citizens Methodology Town Hall, participants will learn what separates the CR Magazine's 100 Best Corporate Citizens from the rest, with the chance to view the new industry lists, receive a briefing on upcoming changes to the ranking methodology, provide their comments, and participate in a roundtable forum where questions and discussion are welcomed as companies tackle how best to improve transparency into their CR efforts.

"The COMMIT!Forum program highlights world-leading CR and stakeholder engagement practices," said Richard Crespin, President of SharedXpertise, the publishers of CR Magazine. "It builds on the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List precedent, which for 12 years has set the standard for corporate commitment to citizenship, responsibility, and sustainability."

The COMMIT!Forum 2011 engages leaders from all major corporate stakeholder groups— corporate executives, CR practitioners,  governments, investors, NGOs, academics, suppliers, media, and customers—over 650 participants for two days of high-powered networking sessions, interactive case studies, concrete solutions to CR challenges, and practical tools. Register at for 50% off, ID Code "CRPR50".

CONTACT: Richard Crespin, +1-732-590-4773,

SOURCE CR Magazine