Executive Summit at New York Stock Exchange

Tuesday, September 27th 1:00 pm-4:30pm, NYSE Board Room

We need your insights at a special gathering of C-Level Executives. We’re convening business leaders to share their insights on how to improve the role of business in society. This is not a conference but a summit where your voice is very much needed. Please join:

  • Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Larry Blanford, ManpowerGroup, Jeffery Joerres and more.
  • Major investment houses, analysts, and ratings organizations, including KKR, TIAA-CREF, JP Morgan, Hennessy Funds, Ativo Group
  • UN Special Representative for Business & Human Rights John Ruggie, “father” of the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights and former UN Assistant Secretary General.
  • US Special Representative for Global Partnerships Kris Balderston, a direct-report the the US Secretary of State charged with using public-private partnerships to solve some of the world’s most intractable problems.

These leaders will share their thoughts on how they’re re-shaping the roles of their organizations and how corporate responsibility and sustainability drive sales, save money, and improve asset values. We need your voice at this elite gathering.
Please RSVP to kim.gilliam@sharedxpertise.com.

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Executive Summit  Agenda at NYSE
Tuesday, September 27th

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Master of Ceremonies: Natalie Allen, Anchor, CNN International 

Keynote: The UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights – essential for your business, essential for society.


Keynote: John Ruggie, Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights and International Affairs, Harvard University and Former UN Assistant Secretary

Professor John Ruggie was the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Business and Human Rights from 2005 to 2011.  Following a process of extensive and inclusive consultations he presented a set of ‘Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights’ to the UN Human Rights Council in June 2011.  They already carried wide support among business, governments, trade unions and civil society groups.  The Council (including States from the US to China, Russia and India) took the unprecedented step of unanimously endorsing them, making them the authoritative global reference point for business.  The OECD has aligned its Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises with them; the IFC has incorporated their concepts into its Performance Standards; the EU and others are following suit.

Prof. Ruggie will talk about how the Guiding Principles were developed; what they mean; and why are an indispensable risk management tool for businesses around the world.

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm IT’S ALL ABOUT THE ALPHA (OR IS IT)? The Investor’s Perspective on Responsibility 


John Wilson, Director of Corporate Governance, TIAA-CREF
Elizabeth Seeger, Associate, KKR
Neil Hennessy, Chairman, Portfolio Manager & CIO, Hennessy Funds
John Buley, Managing Director, J.P. Morgan
Daniel Allen, Director-ESG Initiatives, Ativo

The people on the front-lines of making investment decisions will share their different perspectives on the business case for responsibility.

2:15 pm – 3:30 pm How CEOs See Corporate Responsibility Driving Economic Value 

Larry Blanford, CEO, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
Jeffrey Joerres, Chairman, CEO & President, ManpowerGroup
Moderator: Charlie Moore, Executive Director, CECP

Chief Executive Officers share how they’ve deployed Corporate Responsibility to increase shareholder value and competitive advantage.

Closing Remarks: Duncan Niederauer,CEO, NYSE Euronext

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Ringing of NYSE Closing Bell 



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