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ICCSR 7th Annual Symposium, 27th April 2010

ICCSR 7th Annual Symposium, 27th April 2010

09:00, 27 April 10 > 17:00, 27 April 10


The ICCSR 7th annual symposium will be held on Tuesday 27 April, 2010.  University of Nottingham, Jubilee Campus, Nottingham, UK.

The theme of the symposium is ‘Corporate Social Innovation and Sustainable Community Development’. The symposium addresses the issue of Poverty, one of the biggest development challenges today.

The rise of global poverty has reinvigorated the question as to whether and how should businesses embrace wider roles and responsibilities, and respond to poverty and development challenges afflicting communities. Relatedly, what are the governance implications of businesses taking such responsibilities? As community development and poverty reduction move from the periphery to the heart of strategic business thinking, there is a need to reconceptualise the role of business in poverty reduction in the local communities that goes beyond philanthropy and towards sustainable community development.

The symposium will examine why and how businesses facilitate, support and promote i) interventions and ii) institutional mechanisms and structures that advance sustainable livelihoods in the communities particularly those in developing countries.

Keynote Speakers are:

Chris West - Director, Shell Foundation

Dr. Mick Blowfield - Smith School of Enterprise & Environment, University of Oxford

Practitioner Panel include:

Adrian Hosford - Chair

Claude Darnault - Essilor International

Lea Borkenhagen - Oxfam UK

Louise Herring - Comic Relief

Claire Hitchcock - GlaxoSmithKline

The final programme and registration form is now available to download

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