Heifer International's Corporate Partners Convene for Local Summit

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Dec 7, 2012) – Heifer International will host its first corporate partnership conference on Dec 10-11, at Heifer Village in downtown Little Rock. The summit, referred to as “Beyond the Bottom Line: Creating Shared Value Through Partnership,” will discuss the opportunities in public and private collaborations with a focus on values-based development and market-driven development. Visiting corporate partners include Elanco Animal Health, Danone Ecosystem, Garnet Hill and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters.

“Everyone attending this summit has the shared belief that truly sustainable development requires collaboration across all sectors,” said Pierre Ferrari, Heifer International’s President and CEO. “We need to develop real solutions and concrete actions to achieve our collective goal of ZERO hunger, ZERO poverty, and ZERO ecological damage.”

The keynote speaker is John Elkington, a respected thought leader in corporate sustainability and the founding partner & executive chairman of the Volans, a future-focused business working at the intersection of the sustainability, innovation and entrepreneurship movements. Elkington is also a visiting professor at the Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility at the Cranfield School of Management and UCL Energy Institute.

Topics for the conference include discussion on emerging trends and best practices in sustainable development, value chain collaboration, corporate philanthropy, cause-related marketing, employee engagement and impact measurement.

About Heifer International:
Heifer International’s mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. Since 1944, Heifer International has provided livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of those who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income. Heifer is currently working in more than 40 countries, including the United States, to help families and communities become more self-reliant. For more information, visit www.heifer.org, read our blog, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or call (800) 696-1918.