The Honorable Shirley Franklin, Mayor of Atlanta, will greet the symposium participants. National and local experts will address the senior executives and employees, including:

Ann Cramer, director of Corporate Community Relations and Public Affairs, IBM

Daniel Esty, Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy, Yale University

Andrea Thomas, manager of Skills-Based Volunteerism, Hands on Atlanta

Dr. C.T. Vivian, civil rights activist

“Bringing together employees who are involved in our corporate citizenship efforts at the grass roots level with our most influential executives to learn best practices from other companies and leverage our own capabilities will help strengthen our focus on corporate social responsibility,” said Rhonda Mims, president of the ING Foundation. “Today, corporations are expected to proactively demonstrate their commitment to community, and ING is taking measures to live up to that responsibility.”

Highlights of the symposium include sessions on topics such as linking diversity and community relations to business objectives, tactics on emerging environmental consciousness and expanding employee volunteerism to support nonprofits.

Also during the symposium, the company will host an awards ceremony to recognize ING employees who have executed outstanding community service and diversity programs in their locations.

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ING is a global financial institution of Dutch origin offering banking, insurance and asset management to more than 75 million private, corporate and institutional clients in more than 50 countries. With a diverse workforce of over 120,000 people, ING comprises a broad spectrum of prominent companies that increasingly serve their clients under the ING brand.

In the U.S., the ING family of companies offer a comprehensive array of financial services to retail and institutional clients which include life insurance, retirement plans, mutual funds, managed accounts, alternative investments, direct banking, institutional investment management, annuities, employee benefits, financial planning, and reinsurance. ING holds top-tier rankings in key U.S. markets and serves over 14 million customers across the nation.