To mark the publication of a new book entitled “Walking the Talk: The Business Case for Sustainable Development” and co-authored by Chad Holliday, chief executive officer of DuPont, a debate on globalization and corporate citizenship will be held on 12 March 2003 at The Carriage House in New York City. Joining Mr. Holliday in the panel discussion will be John Cavanagh, vice president of the International Forum on Globalization and the co-lead author of “Alternatives to Economic Globalization”, and John Ruggie, Director of the Center for Business and Government at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and a member of the Advisory Council of the Global Compact.
As chairman and CEO of DuPont, Mr. Holliday was one of the original signatories to the Global Compact. In his book, he argues that global corporate citizenship is a win-win proposition for business, providing shareholder value while delivering significant benefits to society.
Mr. Cavanagh, meanwhile, argues that corporate responsibility is simply papering over the cracks of economic globalization.
The panel event, entitled “Corporate Responsibility in a Globalizing World – Walking the Talk?”, is expected to draw 100 people from business, civil society, government, academia and media.
To reserve a place, please visit Greenleaf Publishing on the Web at http://www.greenleaf-publishing.com/wttevent.htm.