NEW BRITAIN, Conn., September 23, 2019 – As international delegations descend on New York City this week, Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation will host “Innovating Solutions to Meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals,” (SDGs) an event to discuss the role of the private sector in advancing progress on crucial global development issues.
The event on September 25 will convene leaders from corporations, government and nonprofits to compare approaches to address the following U.N. SDGs:
- 8—promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
- 9—build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
- 10—reduce inequality within and among countries
“We are honored to host this event with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and to have the opportunity to bring together an influential and inspiring group of peers and leaders,” said Jaime Ramirez, President, Global Emerging Markets, Stanley Black & Decker. “We look forward to identifying solutions for how our businesses can move the needle on the pressing issues we face in our society today.”
The event will include a series of presentations and discussions that feature examples of how companies across sectors are innovating for good. It will also explore ways that businesses can lead in coalition building and innovating to move the needle on important issues. Confirmed speakers include:
- Sue Allchurch, CEO and Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact
- Angela Baker, Director, Corporate Responsibility, Qualcomm Inc.
- Sylvia Bartley, Senior Global Director, Medtronic Philanthropy
- Kathryn Karol, Vice President of the Global Government and Corporate Affairs Division, Caterpillar
- Amy Feldman, Senior Editor, Forbes
- Lawrence Bowdish, Director, Research and Issue Networks with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Corporate Citizenship Center
- Deb Geyer, Vice President of Environment, Health & Safety and Corporate Social Responsibility, Stanley Black and Decker
“Stanley Black & Decker understands more than most that corporate social responsibility is a mentality and a mind-set that must be integrated throughout your business,” said Marc DeCourcey, senior vice president, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. “We’re proud to partner with Stanley Black & Decker and we appreciate their support and leadership in convening this event.”
Following the event, Stanley Black & Decker and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation will publish a whitepaper with insights and actions other companies can apply to their own work.
“We firmly believe that for businesses to succeed in this era of change, we must generate a positive impact for society as well as for our shareholders, customers, suppliers and our people,” said Deb Geyer, Corporate Responsibility Officer, Stanley Black & Decker. “Through partnership and collaboration, we can deliver on our company’s Corporate Social Responsibility strategy to inspire makers and innovators to create a more sustainable world.”
More information on Stanley Black & Decker’s corporate social responsibility efforts can be found at: https://www.stanleyblackanddecker.com/social-responsibility/our-mission.
About Stanley Black & Decker
Stanley Black & Decker is a purpose-driven, $14 billion revenue industrial organization. Stanley Black & Decker has 61,000 employees in more than 60 countries and operates the world’s largest tools and storage business, the world’s second-largest commercial electronic security services company, a leading engineered fastening business as well as Oil & Gas and Infrastructure businesses. The company’s iconic brands include Black & Decker, Bostitch, CRAFTSMAN, DEWALT, FACOM, Irwin, Lenox, Porter Cable and Stanley. Stanley Black & Decker is a company for the makers and innovators, the craftsmen and the caregivers, and those doing the hard work to make the world a better place.
About Corporate Citizenship Center
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center is a leading resource for businesses dedicated to making a difference. For nearly 20 years, our programs, events, research, and relationships with key NGO and governments have helped businesses make the world a better place.
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