Corporate Social Responsibility is Topic of UConn’s ‘Thought Leadership’ Breakfast on April 26

Executive Breakfast: Global Corporate Social Responsibility | Apr. 26, 2016

“Global Corporate Social Responsibility: What Every Manager Should Know,” is the subject of the University of Connecticut School of Business’ third Spring 2016 Thought Leadership Breakfast Seminar.

The April 26 program will be held at the Graduate Business Learning Center, 100 Constitution Plaza in Hartford. The event begins with breakfast and networking from 7:30 to 8 a.m., followed by the presentation and questions from 8 to 8:45 a.m. The program is free, but registration is limited. For more information or to register, please call Amanda Spada at 860-486-5498 or email

Corporate managers must, increasingly, account for a broad range of global social factors in their operations, including environmental sustainability, human rights, labor practices and corruption avoidance. These corporate social responsibility mandates and principles have an impact on all companies in every industry.

In this seminar, Stephen Park, professor of business law, and Caroline Kaeb, professor of business law and human rights, will show managers how to identify global CSR issues in their businesses, minimize CSR-related risk and use CSR for competitive advantage.

Park earned his bachelor’s degree in ethics, politics and economics at Yale; a master’s degree in international affairs at Tufts; and his law degree from Harvard. He an award-winning scholar, whose research has been widely published. He co-directs the Corporate and Regulatory Compliance Graduate Certificate Program at UConn and is a staff editor for the American Business Law Journal.

Kaeb holds a joint appointment with the School of Business and the UConn Human Rights Institute. Her research focuses on the intersection between business and human rights and related questions of corporate responsibility, social impact and regulatory mandates. She is particularly interested in corporate compliance as a function of law and morality and the underlying questions about the nature of the firm, corporate personality and corporate moral agency through a human rights lens. She received her Ph.D. in international studies from the University of Trento, Italy, and is a founding member and co-facilitator of the Working Group on Business and Human Rights with the U.N. Global Compact’s Principles for Responsible Management Education.