Sunday, March 22, 2009

April 2nd CLE: Global Corporate Responsibility

The WSBA International Practice Section presents:

An Insight Into Global Corporate Responsibility

* Ms. Julie Wade, in-house counsel for Starbucks, discusses some of the ways she has helped develop and implement socially responsible programs.

As globalization increases, more and more U.S companies are engaging in cross border operations and transactions. One such local homegrown multinational company is of course Starbucks. Today, Starbucks is a universal brand and recognized throughout the world not only for its coffee, but for its social consciousness. This is apparent by the practices and programs it espouses, including the Coffee and Farmer Equity (CAFÉ) Practices program, its cocoa sourcing program known as “Cocoa Practices,” its manufactured goods and services sourcing program known as the “Supplier Social Responsibility” program as well as its involvement in the LEED Green Building Programs throughout the world.

Attendees at this fascinating CLE will gain an understanding of:

• An overview of some of the legal considerations that have impacted the development and implementation of Starbucks’ socially responsible programs on a global basis;

• Information about some of the Best Practices for U.S companies that wish to implement corporate social responsibility programs;

• An insight to the changing face of Global Corporate Responsibility in the 21st Century.

Thursday, April 2nd , 2009, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Offices of Garvey Schubert Barer
1191 2nd Avenue, Suite 1800
Seattle, Washington 98101

CLE Credits:
1.5 General CLE Credits for Washington attorneys pending (applied for)

For More Information:

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