Leadership transitions are the ideal time to think about what it means to lead. What is the role of leadership in building the “just and sustainable corporate world” the ICCR community envisions in its mission statement? During an interactive panel on Oct. 1, 2015, five dynamic leaders explored the role of corporate responsibility and the capital markets through the lens of their own experiences as leaders in today’s marketplace.
The moderator was Laurent Belsie, Business Editor of the Christian Science Monitor. Panelists included Nigel Pearce, Senior Pastor, Grace Congregational Church of Harlem; Liam O’Neil, Managing Director, Global Wealth & Investment Management, Merrill Lynch; Ann Yerger, Leader, EY Center for Board Matters and former Executive Director of the Council of Institutional Investors; Rev. Dr. Calvin O. Butts III, President of the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Old Westbury and Pastor of Abyssinian Baptist Church and; and ICCR’s retiring executive director, Laura Berry, who shared their reflections on what authentic leadership looks like in addressing today’s challenges.
After the panel discussion ICCR held a reception at Riverside Church where attendees gathered with ICCER members, corporate partners and allies in responsible investing and corporate responsibility. ICCR is grateful to its friends and supporters who were able to join them at this year’s event and want to especially thank our sponsors and donors:
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You can view the video of the panel discussion below or here. More photos from the ICCR event here. I wish I could have been there myself to participate in the fine program and to wish ICCR’s retiring executive director, Laura Berry, all the best in her future. May the many seeds she has planted grow to fruition and her dreams be realized.