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.