2013 Ethical Leadership Conference: Ethics in Action



What can the entertainment company behind “Lincoln” teach corporate social responsibility practitioners? How do you launch and sustain a successful CSR program on a limited budget? What can the past teach us about the future of CSR?

On April 19th, nearly 200 participants joined industry leaders from companies such as American Express, Participant Media, Campbell Soup and Hess and gained valuable insight into innovative CSR strategies at “Ethics in Action: A Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility.”

Agenda: To view the agenda, please click here.

Program Brochure: To view the program brochure, please click here.

Logistics: To view the event logistics, please click here.

Conference YouTube Channel: To view clips of speakers, participants, and the social media lounge, please click here.

Conference Photo Album: To view photos of speakers and participants, please click here.

Conference Speakers

Jim Berk, Chief Executive Officer, Participant Media, will be a special guest presenter. Participant Media takes a unique approach to CSR as a for-profit film company that entertains as well as 'inspires and compels social action.'
To view Mr. Berk's conference presentation, please click here

Archie Carroll, Ph.D., Terry College of Business, University of Georgia, the academic keynote speaker, is the first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award in CSR from the Institute of Management at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany.
To view Dr. Carroll's "Looking Back: The History of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)" presentation, please click here.

Timothy J. McClimon, Vice President, CSR, American Express and President of American Express Foundation
 will be the business keynote speaker.  McClimon is the author of a widely-read corporate blog, CSR Now!, which highlights and engages readers into a dialogue of what is going on in CSR today. American Express, in its fifth consecutive year, is ranked as one of the world’s most ethical companies by Ethisphere Institute.
To view Mr. McClimon's "CSR Today & Emerging Trends" presentation, please click here.



Conference Panelists

Michael Barnett
Vice Dean for Academic Programs, Rutgers Business School
To view Dr. Barnett's conference presentation, click here.  

Paula Luff
Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, Hess Corporation   

Deborah A. Smith
Northeast Community Affairs Manager, Wells Fargo Bank 

David Stangis
Vice President - Public Affairs and Corporate Responsibility, Campbell Soup
President, Campbell Soup Foundation

To learn more about Conference Panelists, click here to view their full bios. 

Conference Presenters (in order of agenda)

James Abruzzo, Co-Founder, Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership

Alex J. Plinio, Co-Founder, Rutger Institute for Ethical Leadership

Mary Sue Sweeney Price, Director & CEO, Newark Museum

Ann K. Buchholtz, Ph.D., Professor of Leadership and Ethics, Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership

Paul J. Gennaro, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, and the Chief Communications Officer (CCO), AECOM

Mark Boffa, MBA Candidate, Class of 2014 at Rutgers Business School (RBS), and President of Net Impact RBS
To view Mark's brief remarks please click here.

John Schreiber, President and CEO, New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Lauren A. Ferrari, Managing Director – Office of Business Integrity & Compliance, Alcatel-Lucent

To learn more about Conference Presenters, click here to view their full bios.







Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership would like to thank our conference sponsors for their generosity and support.  To learn more about sponsorship opportunities please contact the Institute at leadership@business.rutgers.edu.









A special thank you to CSRwire for helping to promote this exciting event!