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Conference to Gather Top Minds in Corporate Social Responsibility and Socially Responsible Investing at Santa Clara University, May 14-15
Wednesday, Apr. 14, 2010
SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 14, 2010 — Some of the nation’s top experts in corporate social responsibility and socially responsible investing will gather May 14 and 15 at Santa Clara University, to discuss the benefits of elevating ethical values for corporations and investors.
The conference, titled “The Value of Values: Social Investing and Corporate Social Responsibility,” will be held Fri., May 14 (from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) and Sat., May 15 (from 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m), in Lucas Hall at Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA.
Media are invited to attend, but are asked to register with the organizers via Deborah Lohse of SCU Media Relations (firstname.lastname@example.org).
“The Value of Values” conference is the signature event of the Santa Clara Initiative for Financial Innovation and Risk Management (SCIFIRM), a multiyear project focused on ethical financial innovation and responsible risk management. SCIFIRM was formed after the international financial crisis that began in late 2008, as an effort to leverage SCU’s institutional expertise in areas such as behavioral finance, risk management, and private equity with the University’s focus on ethics, justice, and compassion.
Speakers will include corporate social responsibility experts Brad Barber of UC Davis, and Kellie McElhaney of UC Berkeley, as well as behavioral finance pioneers Hersh Shefrin and Meir Statman of Santa Clara University. A full list of speakers can be found at http://www.scu.edu/business/scifirm/conference/speakers.cfm.
Topics to be covered at the event include Is Good Governance Valuable?; Just Good Business: CSR in Practice; and Impact Investing and Behavioral Finance. A full agenda is available at www.scu.edu/business/scifirm/conference/schedule.cfm.
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