Beyond CSR: Five Principles for Better Business (Webinar)

Consumers and society at large are placing ever greater demands on business to be more open, trustworthy, and engaged in the social and environmental challenges of our time. Business leaders are answering the call. Today, 75% of CEOs invest in sustainable products and services, and more than 70% of businesses plan to engage with the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. This type of investment goes way beyond the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives of years’ past. What we're seeing is a shift from a generalized approach to 'doing good', to one that redefines ideals for long-term, sustainable value creation. This session will explore this move toward integrated value creation, and highlight five specific business principles that can help companies of all sizes take part in creating a world where companies, communities, society, and the natural world collectively thrive. 

About the Presenter 
Kim Robertella Glinka is Director of the Center for Social Value Creation (CSVC) at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. Established in 2009, CSVC aims to educate, engage and empower Smith students to employ business principles that help not just the bottom line, but also the world. Kim joined CSVC in 2011. With more than a decade of experience in project and program management, marketing and communications, and strategic planning centered on sustainability and social responsibility, Kim’s journey to revolutionize ‘business as usual’ began in early 2000 while studying Business at Penn State University. Her career to date includes a variety of roles all centered on making a difference for society and the environment. Before arriving at the Smith, Kim most recently worked in the renewable energy sector supporting start-ups and large-scale renewable energy developers. Kim has a dual Master of Science degree in sustainable environmental resource management from James Madison University and the University of Malta, and BS in business management from the Smeal College of Business at Penn State University. When not working you can find Kim playing in the garden with her young son Tyler and husband Tim, taking family walks in the woods with dog Coda, or attending live concerts at a local music venue.

June 13, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Danielle Stackus