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Register by March 2nd to save on 2017 Corporate Responsibility Summit: Building Blocks of Sustainability

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REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Global business issues today require companies to manage a myriad of topics ranging from worker rights and environmental management to innovation — and the growth of legislative and customer mandates is anticipated to increase. Awareness of emerging issues, compliance strategies, and transparency have become the currency needed to be sustainable.

Network with industry CR leaders at the 2017 AIAG CR Summit as we share insights and discuss global approaches for the building blocks of sustainability. This is the leading event for manufacturing professionals to discuss sustainability issues, share best practices, and network with like-minded individuals. Scheduled for May 02 - 03, 2017, at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan, the two-day event convenes practitioners from the automotive, heavy equipment, and technology industries representing OEMs, suppliers, and professional firms to examine organizational risk and the strategic integration needed to build sustainable foundations for the future.  

Forward-thinking leaders in the field of CR find value in the insight gained from other leading companies on how they are addressing similar issues. Showcasing successful strategies and the lessons learned along the way can offer practical solutions to the emerging challenges we face. 

If you manage issues related to environmental systems, compliance, operations, sales, finance, procurement, or the supply chain, this event is for you!

This year’s Summit features three tracks.

Track 1:  Human Rights in the Global Supply Chain


  1. Showcase how industries/companies are addressing human rights issues
  2. Share successful and unsuccessful approaches


  • Developing an Anti-Human Trafficking Compliance Program. Gain insight on legal requirements. Learn about existing compliance frameworks to use for developing compliance programs. Learn practical actionable steps for establishing and enhancing a compliance program, including how to develop a policy and assess risk. Michael Littenberg, partner, Ropes & Gray LLC
  • Emerging Investor Expectations on Global Worker Rights. Understanding the investor perspective on social due diligence recognizing critical risk assessment and mitigation processes and applicable international standards practical examples of communication with shareholders. Hughes Letourneau, senior ESG analyst, Shareholder Association for Research and Education (SHARE)

Track 2: Environmental Management: Next Steps

Track 3: Globalizing Sustainability

Watch for more agenda highlights in the March issue of this newsletter.

Registration is open now, with special early-bird pricing available until Thursday, March 2.

Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are available; get more information here.

Date: May 02 – 03, 2017

Time: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Location: Suburban Collection Showplace | 46100 Grand River Avenue | Novi, MI 48374