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Corporate Strategic Responsibility: What's Next for CSR?

Partners for Democratic Change is bringing together an inspiring group of leaders in CSR for a one-day conference exploring why investing in good governance is good business.

Partners for Democratic Change, together with the GE Foundation and the International Finance Corporation CommDev Office are hosting an invitation-only conference on October 16 on why investing in good governance is good business. Political instability and the lack of integrity of democratic institutions in the countries where businesses operate are some of the biggest governance challenges for the private sector. An inspiring audience of private sector CSR managers, foundations and U.S. government agencies will take part in a one-day conference to discuss why it is of vital importance for companies to thoughtfully invest in supporting democratic stability and good governance practices, and explore the business case for engaging in local partnerships and investing in non-partisan social programs. Participate in the conversation by following Partners for Democratic Change on Facebook, or on Twitter @Partners4DC, using the hashtag #nextcsr.

Speakers will include:

  • KEYNOTE: Gayle Smith, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director at the National Security Council
  • Bob Corcoran, President, GE Foundation
  • Benjamin Herzberg, Responsible Business and Governance Program at the World Bank Institute
  • Annika Savill, Deputy Director, United Nations Democracy Fund
  • Nick Deychakiwsky, C.S. Mott Foundation
  • Chuck Dittrich, Executive Director, US-Libya Business Association
  • Congressman, Jim Marshall, President of the U.S. Institute of Peace


For further information, please contact Matthew Schwab,, or (202) 942-2166 ext. 123

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