Industry leaders to attend Corporate Social Responsibility Forum


PULLMAN – The College of Business at WSU hosts the second Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Forum in Pullman 3:30-5 p.m. Feb. 18 in the Compton Union Building Auditorium. The forum will engage students and the campus community and promote the exchange of ideas and best practices around this important topic.

Panelists will include Jack Graves, Chief Cultural Officer – Burgerville; John Haines, Executive Director – Mercy Corps; and Norman Strong, Partner – Miller/Hull Partnership.


The forum is an important component of the college’s efforts to educate tomorrow’s leaders and foster positive societal change by advancing the understanding of the impact of business on society and the environment. The concept that organizations have an obligation to consider the interests of customers, employees, shareholders, communities and the environment in all aspects of their operations is not new. But in the face of mounting evidence about the impact of mankind’s ecological footprint and shifting consumer preferences, CSR is gaining momentum and influencing practices at organizations large and small.


Leading by example, the College of Business is taking positive steps to reduce its own environmental impact through more efficient use of electronic communication; using Forest Stewardship Council-certified products for all college publications; promoting recycling; and hosting Zero-waste events. Additionally, the college is creating opportunities for students, faculty and alumni to engage and learn about the impact of business on society and the environment by its selection of speakers invited to Power Breakfast events, lecture series and in-class speakers.