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BCLC Conference: Emerging Markets

Business Civic Leadership CenterThe Business Civic Leadership Center, a Washington DC-based 501(c)(3) affiliate of the US Chamber of Commerce, held its 2011 conference with the theme of true sustainability. The Honorable Porfirio Lobo, President of Honduras, headlined the conference. Key executives from companies such as Dow, Adobe, Intel, Tupperware, Hershey, Microsoft and many more spoke about the successes and challenges of working in low and middle income countries.

Sustainability was more than a word to these companies. They each defined their efforts in long-lasting change and social development.

The BCLC released two key tools for social development:

1. BUSINESS FOR GOOD MAP – an interactive map of the world showing where member companies’ projects are being done. The intent of the tool is to help create efficiencies in emerging economies.
WHAT DO THE COMPANIES THINK? RAINMAKERS COVERED IT.

2. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CORPS – Modeled after the Peace Corps, the IBC is geared to be a skills-based company volunteer group providing more than money. Executives Without Border and Dow joined with BCLC of the launch of the IBC.
WHAT COMPANIES WILL BE INVOLVED IN GLOBAL, SKILLS-BASED VOLUNTEERISM? RAINMAKERS ASKS THE QUESTIONS.

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