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Social Sustainability Colloquium
Friday, May 19, 2006 - 1:00pm to Friday, May 19, 2006 - 3:00pm

Social Sustainability Event:

"Beyond CSR: Designing a Corporate Transformation Movement"

Join us for an opportunity for PSU faculty, students and community partners to contribute. This session will provide faculty, students, and CEI staff a chance to explore potential collaborative opportunities. It should be an exciting discussion.

More and more companies are beginning to incorporate the principles and demands of corporate social responsibility. Yet many corporate reformists believe that this is not enough. To them, the fundamental role of corporations, as well as their governance, accountability, and legal rights, must also be changed.

Corporate Ethics International has been funded by several foundations to design a "strategic initiative on corporations." Their goal is to develop a 10 year roadmap to achieve fundamental change in nature and power of large companies. This will entail interviewing leading corporate reform theorists, executives, legal scholars and activists to develop a vision of the corporation of the future, the key institutional changes that must occur, the framework for a long-term reform movement, the various tracks (legislative, legal, marketplace, academic) and most strategic initiatives on those tracks.

A central component to this effort will be engagement with various academic and advocacy groups to define the standards that should govern the corporations of the future.

Michael Marx, Executive Director, Corporate Ethics International
Mari Margil, Director, Corporate Transformation
Business Ethics Network of Corporate Ethics International

When: Friday, May 19 from 1-3 p.m.

Where: 229 SMSU (1825 SW Broadway - PSU)

Contact: Marion Sharp for more information.

Co-sponsored by the PSU Working Group on Social Sustainability and the Center for Professional Integrity and Accountability, School of Business Administration.