2012 West Michigan Corporate Social Responsibility Conference 2012
 West Michigan Corporate Social Responsibility Conference 2012
Monday, 8 October 2012
Amway World Headquarters

Time Event Speaker Location
  Monday, October 8    
8:30 - 9:30 a.m  Kick off
Jeff Terry, Lead, Corporate Citizenship, Amway
Mayor George Heartwell
WHQ Auditorium
8:45 - 9:30 a.m. Morning Keynote Speaker
Linking the CSR Strategies of Tomorrow to the Legacy of our Past
Jim Musial, Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, Wolverine Worldwide WHQ Auditorium
9:30 - 10:15 a.m. Panel Dicussion
Ethical Dimensions of CSR & Defining Shared Value

Panel:  Jim Musial, Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, Wolverine Worldwide, 
Deb O’Connor, 
Kyle Whyte, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Michigan State University
WHQ Auditorium
10:15 - 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break    
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Break Out Sessions #1    
  CSR 101 to 301: Transactional to Strategic
Discussing basic approaches for your business/organization can take to introduce CSR into company operations, employee engagement and culture and introduce how to incorporate elements of CSR into the strategic direction on your company/organization.
Panel:  Deborah O’Connor, Director of Corporate Reputation and Community Relations, Whirlpool,
Carol Sanchez, D.B.A. Professor of Management, Director, International Business Programs,
Dave Aupperlee, Senior Manager of Product Safety and Regulatory Affairs, Bissell
WHQ Auditorium
  “Corporate Citizenship”
Discussing how companies and organizations are working together to help solve systemic sustainability issues in our community such as poverty, educational attainment, and job creation.
Panel: Pat Lonergan, Senior Vice President, Community Reinvestment, Fifth Third Bank
Eric Foster, Project Manager, Community Governance Coach, Seeds of Promise
Jeff Padnos, President, Padnos
11:30 - 12:30 p.m. Lunch & Networking   WHQ Auditorium
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Afternoon Keynote Speaker Neil Hawkins, Sc.D., Vice President, Sustainability & EH&S, The Dow Chemical Company WHQ Auditorium
1:30 - 2:45 p.m. Break Out Sessions #2:    
  A Local Focus: Investors, Investments & Impacts Panel: Elissa S. Hillary, Executive director, Local First
Carlos Sanchez, Executive Director, West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Joe Jones, Interim President & CEO, Grand Rapids Urban League
WHQ Auditorium
  Water Cycle in Your Business Operations to Social Good
How to take a comprehensive and strategic approach to addressing business needs and opportunities while at the same time providing a social good? The panel will discuss how to leverage core competencies in your business to do good for the environment, your business and for society overall.
Panel:  Roy W. Kuennen, Ph.D., Director Durables R&D, Amway
Christina Keller, Business Unit Leader, Triple Quest,
Peter Flaherty, Water Management Practice Leader for Environmental Resources Management 
2:45 - 4 p.m. Break Out Sessions #3    
  Creating Partnership for Social Impact Panel: Mark Peters, CEO, Butterball Farms and Founder of SOURCE, Randy Osmun, Executive Director, SOURCE, LeMark Payne, MM, MBA, Director Inclusion, Diversity and Employee Engagement at Spectrum Health WHQ Auditorium
  "Is Carbon Management in your Future?" Panel: Kevin Coyne, President & CEO, e3 Solutions Inc. Mark LaCroix, EVP, Business Development, The CarbonNeutral Company Dan Kuipers, Managing Director, Sustainable Energy Financing LLC. Connections
4 - 4:30 p.m. Closing Comments

Wrap-up & Call to action
“Blurring the lines”
President Thomas J. Haas, PhD, Grand Valley State University
Jeff Terry, Lead, Corporate Citizenship, Amway
WHQ Auditiorium
4:30 - 5 p.m. Open Networking Local Beverage Company – Brewery Vivant WHQ Lobby