(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Chestnut Hill, Mass. - January 4, 2011 - Turn a few pages on that new 2011 calendar and you’ll see the next International Corporate Citizenship Conference is three short months away. But the opportunity to attend at considerable savings will be gone in just two weeks.
by Friday Jan. 15 and save $200 to attend the 2011 conference in Minneapolis, April 10-12, with hundreds of professionals from around the world. This annual conference organized by the Carroll School of Management and its Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship draws top executives from the largest domestic and international corporations, including managers of corporate citizenship and community involvement, public relations, public affairs, foundations, communications, sustainability, work/life issues, and other professionals responsible for community and business strategies.
This year Minnesota-based Best Buy is convening sponsor for the conference and CEO Brian J. Dunn is urging corporate citizenship professionals not to miss this opportunity to connect and collaborate. “The International Corporate Citizenship Conference is a key forum that connects each of us, convenes leadership in sustainability, showcases best practices, and helps us discover the unique ways our own corporations and organizations can make a difference in this world,” he said.
Dunn remarked that people’s desire to be connected through many of the products sold by Best Buy is driven by basic human needs for comfort, connection, variety and individuality. “So for Best Buy, we put our own sustainability priorities on the people, technology and power required to help this world continue to connect and grow. And the connections we’ve made over the years through the Center for Corporate Citizenship have been influential in helping us sharpen our focus.”
Best Buy is among the many Minneapolis area businesses with a long-standing tradition of corporate citizenship. Attendees at this year’s conference will learn how the Twin Cities business tradition has prevailed against the test of time -- including economic ups and downs, mergers and acquisitions, and the competitive nature of business. Dunn and other corporate leaders are eager to share their stories of collaboration.
“On behalf of the 180,000 employees worldwide of Best Buy, we invite you to join us in the Twin Cities for the 2011 International Corporate Citizenship Conference, and make connections of your own,” Dunn said.
About the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship
The Carroll School of Management’s Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College is a membership-based research organization. It is committed to helping business leverage its social, economic and human assets to ensure both its success and a more just and sustainable world. As a leading resource on corporate citizenship, the Center works with global corporations to help them define, plan and operationalize their corporate citizenship. Through the power of research, management and leadership programs, and the insights of its more than 350 corporate members, the Center creates knowledge, value and demand for corporate citizenship. www.BCCorporateCitizenship.org
For more information contact:
Tim Wilson, Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 617-552-1173