This October, CSR and sustainability professionals from across the world gathered at the MGM National Harbor in Maryland for COMMIT!Forum: Brands Taking Stands. For two days, attendees networked, shared best practices and tools, engaged in healthy debate and celebrated success. Thank you to everyone who helped make COMMIT!Forum such a memorable event - the sponsors, presenters, moderators, planners, staff, attendees, media, and more. A special note of gratitude goes to the three emcees for the event (pictured above), who kept the agenda moving forward while providing keen insight throughout each day: Aman Singh, Editor in Chief & Head of Content, Futerra; Icema Gibbs, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, JetBlue; and Kari Niedfeldt-Thomas, Global Corporate Strategy Consultant. Whether you were unable to participate or attended and want to relive the excitement, we've compiled a selection of COMMIT!Forum coverage for CR Magazine readers.
On October 12, CR Magazine recognized the winners of the 10th annual Responsible CEO of the Year awards. These awards are presented to CEOs that visibly exceed standards in the areas of employee relations, environmental impact, sustainability, human rights, philanthropy and corporate responsibility practices. The 2017 award winners were honored at CR Magazine’s Responsible CEO of the Year Awards Dinner, which took place at the COMMIT!Forum at MGM National Harbor, just outside Washington, D.C.. All award winners were nominated by fellow members of the CR community and selected by an independent judging panel comprised of previous winners and other industry leaders Here is a look at this year's honorees (in alphabetical order): CEO of the Year, Municipal/Nonprofit - Anthony Haines, President and CEO, Toronto Hydro Corporation Continue reading →
COMMIT!Forum will convene hundreds of corporate social responsibility leaders and CEOs from CR Magazine’s annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking. The event includes a pre-conference workshop on integrated CSR and sustainability reporting from BrownFlynn. Emcees for COMMIT!Forum include Aman Singh, editor in chief of Futerra, and Icema Gibbs, head of CSR at Jetblue Airways. By Dave Armon With 50 Fortune 500 companies and more than 400 small businesses voicing opposition to a proposed Texas bathroom law, the phenomenon of brands taking stands shows no sign of abating. But there was a pause, immediately after U.S. President Donald Trump was inaugurated, when large companies showed signs of retrenchment from publicly advocating for progressive policies on environmental, social and governance issues, according to a poll from the nonprofit CEO-led coalition Continue reading →
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