Several respected community and economic development professionals will address the senior executives and employees, including:
The Honorable James Harmon, chairman of Harmon & Co., and chairman of World Resources Institute;
Marguerite Kondracke, president and CEO, America’s Promise; and
Steve Rochlin, of the Boston College School of Corporate Citizenship
“At ING we have a strong commitment to making a difference in the communities in which we live and work,” said Rhonda Mims, President, ING Foundation. “It’s important to bring together ING’s leadership with those employees that implement our initiatives across the country to recognize their efforts, but also to strengthen and focus our strategy around investing and volunteering in our communities.”
“It’s an honor to be speaking to a corporation dedicated to social responsibility,” said Marguerite Kondracke, president and CEO of America’s Promise. “Businesses like ING are at the heart of community progress, always helping to ensure a better quality of life for families. They are often the most innovative leaders at the forefront of America’s response to critical challenges.”
The summit aims to reinforce the company’s commitment to corporate social responsibility, the value of corporate community service and the impact of philanthropy on business. “We are looking forward to hearing from the leaders of other organizations who will share their community initiatives and insights with us,” said Mims.
Also during the summit, the company will hold an awards ceremony to recognize ING employees that have provided and produced exemplary community service programs in their home cities.
In 2005, ING US employees donated more than 27,000 volunteer hours to various community initiatives.