Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability: So Far . . . and What’s Next


Our panel of experts discuss Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, the lessons learned, what the new world of engagement and advocacy means for your organization, key messages for educators, and where we go from here.

Rick White, former Vice President, Corporate Communications, Wisconsin Energy Corporation, and Plank Center Board member, led the discussion with Chris Deri, Executive Vice President, Director of Global CSR/Sustainability Practice, Edelman; Billy Shore, Founder and Executive Director, Share Our Strength; and Dr. Bob Heath, Professor Emeritus, University of Houston.

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