2011 National Conference
Hottest Corporate Citizenship Topics Today
... That's what we found in Philadelphia in 2011 at the National Conference on Corporate Community Investment (Twitter: #CCI11), hosted with some of America's top brands and nonprofit organizations.
With a focus on how to leverage partnerships in order to be better and be stronger -- both as organizations and as U.S. communities -- key conference tracks focused on energy innovation, education transformation, economic vitality, government collaboration, volunteerism, and philanthropy.
One of BCLC's most popular recent keynote speakers took the stage during lunch on Wednesday, April 13th. Jerome Peribere, CEO of Dow Advanced Materials, delivered a fascinating talk on "The Business of Sustainability." Watch his speech here.
Equally interesting was Arunas Chesonis's view of the future of corporate community investment. Mr. Chesonis is the CEO of Rochester, NY-based PAETEC and a BCLC board member, and his premise is summed up nicely here.
Sustainable Community Awards
Swing over to the 2011 Siemens Sustainable Community Awards website to learn why San Jose, California; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Greensburg, Kansas, were named this year's leading sustainable cities.