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Global Leadership Series: Merging Profits and Social Responsibility

  • The Westin Chicago River North 320 North Dearborn Street Chicago, IL, 60654 United States (map)
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Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 
Registration and Networking: 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Program: 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Location: The Westin Chicago River North, 320 N Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60654
Speaker: Arne Sorenson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International, Inc.
Moderator: Connie L. Lindsey, Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Diversity & Inclusion, Northern Trust

In 2018, Fortune 500 companies generated $12.8 trillion in revenue. That’s a sum greater than the GDP of many developed countries, only behind the 2018 GDP of the US and China. At the same time, the latest data from the Edelman Trust Barometer shows that global consumers are expecting business to lead on social issues. Can a company be seen as more than its profits?

Whether driven by conscience or force of consumer expectations, corporations are attempting to take their civic responsibility seriously. But what will the next generation of corporate social responsibility look like?

Join us April 3rd for a conversation with Arne Sorenson, CEO of Marriott International, the world's largest hospitality chain, on the initiatives Marriott is taking to broaden its commitment to corporate social responsibility. From training employees to recognize signs of human trafficking, to installing panic buttons in its hotels to increase safety, to eliminating plastic straws at its restaurants, Marriott is continuously working to incorporate social responsibility into every aspect of the company’s business strategy.

Early Bird Member: $79
Member: $89
Nonmember: $149

Early Bird Member: $900
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Non-member: $1600

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