UW Tacoma Milgard School of Business Hosts 4th Annual Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility: Purpose and Profit

Speakers and attendees from leading regional and national companies come together to discuss how social purpose influences innovation

CSR: Purpose and Profit 2015

SEATTLE--()--Today, business and thought leaders from across the region and the country will gather at the Bell Harbor Conference Center in Seattle, Wash. for a conference hosted by the UW Tacoma Milgard School of Business Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility to discuss how corporate social responsibility (CSR) and purpose-related initiatives can influence the bottom line.

The day-long conference titled “CSR: Purpose and Profit” will cover multiple topics including telling the story behind a company’s CSR commitments, collaborating with competitors to create sustainable solutions, engaging employees in purpose-driven initiatives, sustainable investing, and measuring materiality. Conference speakers and moderators include representatives from leading regional and national organizations, including:

• K2 Sports

               

• Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship

• Pagliacci Pizza

• Iron Mountain

• Bank of America

• PMI

• REI

• Saturna Capital

• Macrina Bakery

• The Russell Family Foundation

• Sustainable Business Consulting

• Sarah Severn Consulting

 

Additionally, the conference will feature a live demonstration of the Cambridge Leadership Associates Adaptive Leadership Case Consultation methodology for a company dealing with a CSR-related issue. The demonstration is designed to provide participants with a hands-on tool for creating solutions that can be applied to companies across multiple sectors.

For more information and a full conference schedule, please visit www.tacoma.uw.edu/clsr or call (253) 692-4883 for more information.

ABOUT UW TACOMA MILGARD SCHOOL OF BUSINESS CENTER FOR LEADERSHIP AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Since June 2003 the Milgard family of Tacoma, founders of Milgard Manufacturing, have made gifts totaling $20 million to the University of Washington Tacoma to foster excellence in the Milgard School of Business. A portion of those gifts has been designated to establish the Center for Leadership & Social Responsibility. The Milgards’ strong belief in the link between business leadership and socially responsible and ethical practice led them to fund the Center. They had a vision of fostering grounded and ethical business leadership in students throughout the UW Tacoma campus and in the corporate culture of the business community.

Contacts

For UW Tacoma Milgard School of Business Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility
Jenn Rea, 206-664-7812
jennifer.rea@edelman.com

Contacts

For UW Tacoma Milgard School of Business Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility
Jenn Rea, 206-664-7812
jennifer.rea@edelman.com