ICCR's 2015 Event - On Leadership: Another Decade of Corporate Responsibility and Accomplishment

 

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. 

Our 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 we held a reception at Riverside Church where we gathered with our members, corporate partners and allies in responsible investing and corporate responsibility. We are grateful to all our friends and supporters who were able to join us at this year's event and want to especially thank our sponsors and donors: Your continued support renews our commitment to action and fuels our mission. 

You can view the video of the panel discussion here.

 

 

 

 

Liam O'Neil Merrill Lynch

 

 Laurent Belsie, Christian Science Monitor

 


ICCR paid tribute to retiring Executive Director Laura Berry who has led the organization for the last nine years. Laura’s deep understanding of the SRI space from her years as an investment professional at Citi Group combined with a personal commitment to social justice and a powerful gift for oratory made her a success with the faith, investment, NGO and corporate communities during her time at ICCR. We are deeply grateful to Laura for her vision, service, commitment and advocacy on our behalf, and wish her joy and success in her continuing journey.

 Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, Union Theological Seminary

 Ann Yerger,EY Center for Board Matters

 

 

The Panel Discussion

On Leadership: Panel Video

Tribute to Laura Berry

Tribute to Laura Berry

Rev. Nigel Pearce

Rev. Nigel Pearce

Seamus Finn, OMI

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

Laura Berry

Laura Berry

Liam O'Neil

Liam O'Neil