USCIB Members Contribute to Better Business Bureau Forum

Panel on Leading the Way: Corporate Responsibility Trends and Engagement Strategies. L-R: Eric Gertler (New York Daily News), Jennifer Ryan Crozier (IBM), Timothy J. McClimon (American Express), Kathryn Wylde (Partnership for New York City)

USCIB and its members participated in the Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan New York, which hosted its annual Forum on Corporate Responsibility, Navigating Engagement: Strategies to Inspire Action and Build Impact on June 6. USCIB participated in the forum, which was a half-day event with speakers on topics ranging from current trends in corporate responsibility, the value of nonfinancial information to investors and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Representatives from member companies American Express and IBM spoke about corporate responsibility trends and strategies for engagement. Timothy J. McClimon, senior vice president, corporate social responsibility at American Express emphasized employees as key stakeholders in corporate responsibility and the need to for enhanced engagement with the community.

Jennifer Ryan Crozier, vice president, IBM Corporate Citizenship, discussed IBM’s Corporate Service Corps, where IBM teams work on social impact projects globally, while developing leadership and community skills. Crozier also emphasized the importance of connecting day-to-day work with its final social impact. Other member speakers also included representatives from Ernst & Young, and member Verizon served as a Forum sponsor.

Staff Contact:   Gabriella Rigg Herzog

VP, Corporate Responsibility and Labor Affairs
Tel: 212.703.5056

Gabriella Rigg Herzog leads USCIB policy and programs on corporate responsibility, international labor standards and corporate governance. She manages USCIB engagement with its affiliated organizations, U.S. government agencies, and United Nations agencies on international corporate responsibility principles, codes of conduct and multi-stakeholder initiatives, as well as international and transnational regulatory activities on labor and employment policies, sustainable development and corporate governance.
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