Posted 2.6.06

Jane Nelson, a Senior Fellow and Director of the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and Director of Business Leadership and Strategy at the Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF), will share her knowledge of the changing role of business in society on March 21, 2006, in the dining room of Weatherhead’s George S. Dively Building, as a guest speaker with the 2005-2006 BAWB Colloquium Series from 4:30 - 6:00 pm.

Nelson has co-authored the World Economic Forum’s four Global Corporate Citizenship reports since 2002 and is a member of its Global Governance Initiative working group. During 2001 she worked in the office of the UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, preparing a report for the United Nations General Assembly on cooperation between the UN and the private sector, which supported the first UN resolution on such cooperation. Prior to joining the IBLF in 1993, Jane was a vice president at Citibank and head of marketing for the bank's Worldwide Securities Services business in Asia Pacific. She has lectured in agricultural economics at the University of Natal in South Africa and worked in a consultancy capacity for: the Business Council for Sustainable Development, preparing a report on Africa for the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development; FUNDES (Fundación para desarrollo sostenible) researching and co-authoring a book on small enterprise and development in Latin America; and the United Nations Environment Programme, directing a global research project on business partnerships for sustainable development.

Co-author with Ira Jackson of the 2003 best seller Profits with Principles, Nelson has also co-authored recent publications such as: ‘Business and the Millennium Development Goals’; ‘Building Partnerships’; ‘The Business of Peace’; and ‘Building Competitiveness and Communities’ and is an expert on business and society in emerging markets. She currently sits on the councils or advisory boards of SustainAbility Ltd., the ImagineNations Group, the 21st Century Trust, the U.K. Environment Foundation, the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, and AIESEC (The International Association of Students in Economics and Commerce). Born in Zimbabwe, Nelson has lived in Europe, Asia, Africa and North America and has work experience throughout these regions, as well as in Latin America and the Middle East. A former Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, Rotary exchange student, fellow of the 21st Century Trust, Aspen Institute scholar and recipient of the Keystone Center’s 2005 Leadership in Education award, she holds an MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University and a BSc. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Natal, South Africa.

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