Beyond Corporate Social Responsibility


McCaw Hall May 5, 2016 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

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Katherine Milligan
Steve Davis
Paul Musser
Caroline Barlerin

How can companies adopt strategies that contribute to inclusive growth and long-term competitiveness at the same time? Social innovation—the application of innovative, practical, sustainable, market-based approaches to benefit society—offers a practical tool. Beyond CSR and corporate philanthropy, such strategies are directly aligned with the company’s business and innovation agenda and can generate a number of measurable business benefits—access to new markets or consumers, additional revenues, strengthened supply chains, reduced costs or managed risks.

  1. What will be the role of companies in the inclusive growth agenda for the coming decade?
  2. What are the specific opportunities for inclusion companies see on the horizon – within their markets, supply chains, talent pools?
  3. What are the internal barriers companies face to move beyond CSR and how do they overcome them?
  4. How do CEOs, corporate intrapreneurs, and board members drive the vision and change management process?