Board's Eye View of CSR

Practitioners, thought leaders, and companies from CRO magazine's '100 Best Corporate Citizens' will be convening at the Marriott Financial Center in New York on May 10 for CRO's Spring Conference. The focus will be on successful corporate social responsibility strategies for protecting and growing companies.

Keynote speakers include Tim Solso, CEO and Chairman of Cummins and Douglas Baker, Jr., CEO and Chairman of Ecolab.

Research conducted by the Social Investment Research Analyst Network (SIRAN) and KLD Research & Analytics, Inc. (KLD) on environmental and social performance reporting of US companies, recently reported that nearly half (49) of US companies in the Standard & Poors (S&P) are now disclosing information about their environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance. That is a 14% increase of S&P 100 companies issuing reports over the previous year's study.

Another milestone reached in the evolution of this new management paradigm as companies respond to the widespread demand for greater transparency.

Myself and fellow trustmeister Jarvis Cromwell will be attending and report back on developments, case studies and trends. So, stay tuned for a candid take....

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