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CIB Highlights:
Socially Responsible Global Supply Chains


Global Sourcing: Balancing Profits, Risk, and Responsibility
April 26 – 29, 2010

In today’s economy, our clothes may be made from Uzbek cotton, sewn in Indonesia and then shelved at The Gap. The coffee we buy might start with Nicaraguan farmers but eventually ends up in the coffee pots at Byrne. During these transitions, how do multinational firms balance the pursuit of profits with labor and environmental concerns, and should they be doing so? Is “doing well by doing good” a simple myth, or is it reality for today’s global businesses?

Planned Events

Monday April 26, 2010

5:00-6:00pm, Rosenwald Classroom

The Global Toy Industry: From Guangzhou to G.I. Joe

Alan Hassenfeld, Chairman of the Executive Committee and Former Chairman of the Board, Hasbro, Inc.

Alan Hassenfeld, Chairman of the Executive Committee and former Chairman of Hasbro, Inc. and current board member of the International Council of Toy Industries (ICTI), will share his insights on the challenges of leading a firm with a truly global supply chain that must balance the needs and expectations of its shareholders with those of its workers and its consumers. Mr. Hassenfeld will also discuss his more recent work with the ICTI-CARE Process, an industry-wide initiative that seeks to support and sustain ethical practices within toy manufacturing processes.

Tuesday April 27, 2010

12:00-1:00pm, Frantz II Classroom

*Via Video Conference

Global Energy, Local Responsibility: The Business Case for CSR at Hess

Paula Luff, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, Hess Corporation

With refining, exploration and production operations on four continents, Hess Corporation is a truly global energy company. And as such, it faces numerous challenges. What standards should Hess maintain in countries that place few limits on corporate behavior? What obligations does Hess have to the many communities in which it operates? And how does Hess reconcile its need to “follow the resource” with its commitment to high environmental, health, safety, and social standards? Join Paula Luff, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at Hess, for a discussion on the benefits and challenges of pursuing corporate responsibility on a global scale.

Thursday April 29, 2010

5:00-6:30pm, Murdough WLA
By Registration only

From the Cocoa Farm to the Candy Aisle: An Interactive Case Study

Justin Bakule, Consultant, FSG Social Impact Advisors

A large candy company relies on a steady source of high-quality cocoa from West Africa to keep its famous candy in the hands of consumers. But when these farmers – and the company’s main source of cocoa – are threatened by political and economic instability, how should the company respond? What action is feasible, and how will each option impact the company’s bottom line and the farmers who sit at the beginning of the supply chain? We will explore these possibilities during an interactive case study exercise led by consultant Justin Bakule of FSG Social Impact Advisors.

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