Posted 03/26/2008Submitted by Category: Campus Announcements
Jane Nelson, director of the Corporate Social Responsibility
Initiative at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard
University, will deliver the Ellsworth Lecture on "Global
Corporate Citizenship: Building on America's Philanthropic
Traditions to Invest in the Future" today (Wednesday, March
26) at 4:30 p.m. in Wilde Auditorium.
The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required.
To order tickets, call the University box office at
860.768.4228 or 800.274.8587.
In addition to her post at Harvard, Nelson is also a director at
the International Business Leaders Forum and a nonresident senior
fellow at the Brookings Institution, a policy studies think tank.
During 2001, she worked with the UN Secretary-General's office
writing a General Assembly report on UN business partnerships. She
previously was vice president at Citibank, where she was
responsible for marketing in the bank's Worldwide Securities
Services business in Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
Nelson has written several reports on global corporate citizenship
for the World Economic Forum, as well as four books and more than
50 other publications on public-private partnerships and corporate
responsibility. She serves on a number of public and nonprofit
advisory boards and Cambridge University's Business and Poverty
Nelson describes corporate social responsibility as how companies
manage their core business activities—their workplace practices,
impact of their products and services, how they manage
relationships, their philanthropy, and their engagement in public
The Ellsworth Lecture program, presented by the University and its
Barney School of Business, is aimed at promoting an awareness of
and an appreciation for the American business system. It was
created in 1979 by Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc., to honor its
former chairman, the late John E. Ellsworth.