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Seema Arora CSR Revisited

Seema Arora

Seema Arora is deputy director general at the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). She pioneered the creation of services on sustainable development within CII. Her journey with CII began with engaging Indian Industry towards the run up to the Earth Summit in 1992. Arora works on designing innovative products and frameworks to build the business case for industry to invest in sustainability and CSR. Her portfolios in CII include the ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development, CII Development Initiatives, the CII Foundation, India@75, and the Indian Women Network. She is a member of World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Biodiversity Action Agenda. Arora spoke at the Hong Kong session.

Jaime Ayala

Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala

Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala is the chairman and CEO of Ayala Corporation, one of the largest business groups in the Philippines, with interests in real estate, banking, telecommunications, water, power, industrial technologies, infrastructure, healthcare, and education. Ayala was awarded the Presidential Medal of Merit in 2009, the Philippine Legion of Honor with rank of Grand Commander in 2010, and the Order of Mabini with rank of Commander in 2015 by the President of the Philippines. In 2017, he was recognized as a United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Pioneer for his work in sustainable business strategy and operations. Ayala spoke at the Hong Kong session.

CSR Marianne Bertrand

Marianne Bertrand

Marianne Bertrand is the Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics and Willard Graham Faculty Scholar at Chicago Booth. She is also the faculty director of Booth’s Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation and the faculty director of the Poverty Lab at the University of Chicago Urban Labs. Bertrand also serves as co-editor of the American Economic Review. She spoke at the London session.

Margaret Blair CSR Revisited

Margaret Blair

Margaret Mendenhall Blair is an economist who focuses on corporate law and finance. Her current research focuses on five areas: team production and the role of corporate boards of directors, the legal concept of “personhood,” the historical treatment of corporations by the Supreme Court, the role of private-sector governance arrangements in contract enforcement, and the problem of excessive leverage in financial markets. Blair joined Vanderbilt’s law faculty in 2004 as part of the team supporting the Law and Business Program and was appointed to the Milton R. Underwood Chair in Free Enterprise in 2010. She spoke at the Chicago session.

Mary Bush CSR Revisited

Mary K. Bush, ’71

Mary K. Bush is an American business executive, corporate director, and government official recognized for her expertise in international finance, banking, and corporate governance. She has served three US presidents and has held private sector senior executive positions. Bush led the creation of new methods of financing for Fortune 500 companies and developed new funding structures at the IMF and World Bank for countries that agreed to free-market, business friendly reforms. In 2012, she was selected as one of the NACD 100 top directors in the nation. Bush spoke at the Chicago session.

Mark Carney CSR Revisited

Mark Carney

Mark Carney is currently the UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance and Prime Minister Johnson’s finance adviser for COP26. Carney was previously governor of the Bank of England from 2013 to 2020 and governor of the Bank of Canada from 2008 to 2013. He is a member of the Group of Thirty and the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum, as well as the boards of Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and the Hoffman Institute for Global Business and Society at INSEAD. Carney participated in a fireside discussion at the London session.

Swee Chen CSR Revisited

Swee Chen Goh, ’03 (AXP-2)

Swee Chen Goh joined Shell in 2003 and retired as chairman of Shell Companies in Singapore in January 2019. She was previously with Procter & Gamble and IBM. Goh is on the boards of CapitaLand, Singapore Airlines, Singapore Power Ltd., and Woodside Energy (Australia). She chairs the National Arts Council, Institute of HR Professionals, and Global Compact Network Singapore. She also sits on public service boards, including the Legal Services Commission. Goh spoke at the Hong Kong session.

Caroline Grossman

Caroline Grossman, ’03

Caroline Grossman, ’03, is the executive director of the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation. As an adjunct assistant professor of strategy, Grossman has designed and taught two Booth courses, including the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Social Impact Practicum, which allows students to delve deeply into a project to consider the role of the firm in society. Beyond Booth, Grossman has extensive experience as an educator and business leader, teaching at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and DePaul University, and in brand management at Kraft Foods Inc. Grossman moderated the London session.

CSR Oliver Hart

Oliver Hart

Oliver Hart is the Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1993. He is the 2016 co-recipient of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel; a fellow of the Econometric Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the British Academy, and the American Finance Association; a member of the National Academy of Sciences; a distinguished fellow of the American Economic Association; and has several honorary degrees. He has published a book (Firms, Contracts, and Financial Structure, Oxford University Press, 1995) and numerous journal articles. Hart delivered the keynote at the Chicago session.

Andrew Hill CSR Revisited

Andrew Hill

Andrew Hill is an award-winning columnist, associate editor, and management editor at the Financial Times. He writes a weekly column on business, strategy, and management, as well as contributing longer features and taking part in video discussions and podcasts. He is a member of the FT editorial board. Hill is the author of Ruskinland: How John Ruskin Shapes Our World (Pallas Athene, 2019), a personal exploration of the Victorian polymath’s life, work, and enduring influence, as well as Leadership in the Headlines (FT Publishing, 2016), a selection of his FT columns and insights about how leaders lead. He is a trustee and chair of the Blueprint Trust, the charity behind Blueprint for Better Business, which supports and challenges business to be a force for good. Hill moderated Raghuram Rajan’s keynote address at the London session.

CSR Steve Kaplan

Steven Neil Kaplan

Steven Neil Kaplan is the Neubauer Family Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance at Chicago Booth and the Kessenich E.P. Faculty Director at the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Professor Kaplan cofounded the entrepreneurship program at Booth. He spoke at the Chicago session.

Mekala Krishnan

Mekala Krishnan

Dr. Mekala Krishnan is senior fellow at the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey’s business and economics research arm, based in Boston. Krishnan's research has focused on various topics related to inclusive growth and economic development. Krishnan is a frequent speaker on these topics as well as on broader global trends, and helps advise decision makers, multilaterals, private sector companies, and non-profits on these issues. She co-leads MGI’s research on global gender equality. She has provided research support to the UN’s High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment. Krishnan serves on an advisory board for the Sibley School of Mechanical Engineering at Cornell University, and serves on the board of the Global Fund for Women. Krishnan spoke at the London session.

csr Randall S Kroszner

Randall S. Kroszner

Randall S. Kroszner is deputy dean for executive programs and the Norman R. Bobins Professor of Economics at Chicago Booth. Kroszner served as a governor of the Federal Reserve System from 2006 until 2009. His research interests include regulation of financial institutions, international financial crises, the Great Depression, monetary economics, corporate governance, debt restructuring and bankruptcy, and political economy. Kroszner moderated the Chicago session as well as the discussion with Mark Carney at the London session.

Calvin Chu

Calvin Chu Yee Ming, ’09 (AXP-8)

Calvin Chu Yee Ming is managing partner at Eden Strategy Institute. Eden helps multinational organizations, governments, multilateral organizations, nonprofit organizations, and social enterprises achieve sustainable advantage in the areas of social innovation, corporate social partnerships, shared value business models, sustainable finance, and impact assessment. Ming is passionate about the interplay between businesses objectives and societal impact. Ming moderated the Hong Kong session.

Katherine Ng CSR Revisited

Katherine Ng

Katherine Ng is the chief operating officer and head of policy and secretariat services for the listing division at the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited. Ng has been the chairman of Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute since December 2018. She is an advisor to Our Hong Kong Foundation, a director of the World Wide Fund for Nature Hong Kong, a fellow of the Aspen Institute, and a member of the Hong Kong Academy of Finance. Ng spoke at the Hong Kong session.

CSR Raghuram G Rajan

Raghuram G. Rajan

Raghuram G. Rajan is the Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at Chicago Booth. He was the 23rd governor of the Reserve Bank of India, and between 2003 and 2006, he was the chief economist and director of research at the International Monetary Fund. Rajan’s research interests are in banking, corporate finance, and economic development, especially the role finance plays in it. He is the author of several books, including The Third Pillar: How the State and Markets are leaving Communities Behind (2019). He delivered the keynote address at the London session.

Tandean Rustandy

Tandean Rustandy, ’07 (AXP-6)

Tandean Rustandy, ’07 (AXP-6) is founder and CEO of PT Arwana Citramulia Tbk, a ceramic products manufacturer and distributor. For more than a decade, he relied on his instincts and vision for growth through innovation, efficiency, and integrity to help Arwana expand in both size and production capacity. Rustandy's success in expanding Arwana through continuous innovation has catapulted the company to the top of its industry and has earned Rustandy multiple entrepreneurship and corporate leadership awards. He gave the welcoming remarks at the Hong Kong session.

Ahmed Saeed

Ahmed Saeed, MBA ’96, JD ’96

Ahmed M. Saeed, MBA ’96, JD ’96, is the vice president (Operations 2) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Saeed is responsible for operations in the east Asia department, the southeast Asia department, and the pacific department. Saeed was formerly the managing director and head of public sector for Middle East, North Africa, and Pakistan at JP Morgan Chase in Dubai, UAE. He previously worked in the US Department of the Treasury as deputy assistant secretary for the Middle East and Africa and as White House fellow and advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Saeed gave the keynote at the Hong Kong session.

Henny Sender CSR Revisited

Henny Sender

Henny Sender is chief correspondent for international finance at the Financial Times. She joined FT in 2007. Previously, Sender was the Wall Street Journal’s senior special writer for money & investing, covering private equity and hedge funds. Sender was part of a team at the WSJ that won a Loeb award for coverage of the meltdown of the Amaranth hedge fund. Prior to this, she spent ten years in Hong Kong, covering regional finance for WSJ Asia and Far Eastern Economic Review. Her work on the overseas Chinese received a citation from the Overseas Press Club, and she was a finalist for the National Magazine Awards. Her book on India, The Kashmiri Pandits, was published by Oxford University Press. She moderated the keynote at the Hong Kong session.

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