News – Quito hosts Latin America and the Caribbean’s biggest Corporate Social Responsibility conference May 21-23

May 7, 2012 – Announcements
Quito hosts Latin America and the Caribbean’s biggest Corporate Social Responsibility conference May 21-23
2012 CSRAmericas conference to discuss ways to incorporate small producers into value chains, youth skills, and methods to measure the social impact of businesses and multi-stakeholder alliances
CSR executives from major international companies and multilatinas to attend the event and share their experiences
Quito, Ecuador, will host the 2012 edition of CSRAmericas, the biggest annual social corporate responsibility event in Latin America and the Caribbean.

CSRAmericas will take place May 21-23. The event is organized by the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the Inter-American Development Bank Group, with support from the Ecuadorian Ministry of Coordination of Production, Employment and Competitiveness, the Municipality of Quito, and the Ecuadorian Consortium for Social Responsibility (CERES). More than 700 people, representing companies, public sector agencies, non-governmental organizations and development institutions, are expected to attend.

The plenary sessions, panel discussions, and networking opportunities at the 2012 CSRAmericas will provide ample opportunity for the attendants to take valuable and practical knowledge back to their day-to-day business and learn about the latest trends in corporate social responsibility. Executives from Coca-Cola, Telefonica, Odebrecht, Nestle, DHL, Cemex, Pepsico, Arcos Dorados, and many other firms will be participating as panelists and sharing their experiences.

Approaches to incorporating small producers into corporate value chains, training youth to increase employment opportunities, building multi-stakeholder alliances to address common goals of economic, social, and environmental development, and measuring the social impact of responsible business projects are key issues that will be discussed during the conference.

Moreover, the conference will also showcase two Multilateral Investment Fund projects on how public-private partnerships can provide high-impact training for youth in the region while helping companies meet their needs for skilled workers; and how to increase access to finance to women entrepreneurs in the region.

Panelists attending the event:

Luis Alberto Moreno, President, IDB
Julie T. Katzman, Executive Vice President, IDB
Steven Puig, Vice President, Private Sector, IDB
Nancy Lee, General Manager, MIF
John Murphy, President of the Latin Center Business Unit, Coca-Cola U.S.A.
Albert Andreu Pinillos, Chief Reputation & Sustainability Officer, Telefónica, Spain
Lisa Rickert, Director of Clinton Global Initiative International
Bart Houlahan, Cofounder, B Lab, U.S.A.
Delcy Machado Filho, Director of Sustainability, Odebrecht, Perú
Liberato Milo, Executive President, Nestlé, Ecuador
Alejandro Palacios, Senior Vice President Business Development & Performance Management South America, DHL, U.S.A.
Martha Herrera, Director, Communications and Social Responsibility, CEMEX, México
Maria Eugenia Rey Mendez, Chief of Human Resources, Arcos Dorados, Argentina
Sergio Moreira, Adjunct Director for Education and Technology, CNI, Brazil
Diego Ruiz, Vice President, Public Policy and Global Governmental Relations, PepsiCo
For more information on the 2012 CSRAmericas agenda and registration, visit www.csramericas.org.

For media credentials, contact Romina Nicaretta at the IDB’s media relations department at [email protected]