The Executives' Club Of Chicago

Merging Profits and Social Responsibility:
How Marriott is Keeping CSR Integral to its Mega-Merger with Starwood

Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Registration and Networking: 
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
The Westin Chicago River North, 320 N Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60654 
Series: Global Leadership Series

Arne Sorenson


Arne Sorenson

President and Chief Executive Officer
Marriott International, Inc.

Connie Lindsey


Connie L. Lindsey

Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Diversity & Inclusion
Northern Trust


In 2018, Fortune 500 companies generated $12.8 trillion in revenue. That’s a sum greater than the GDP of many developed countries, only behind the 2018 GDP of the US and China. At the same time, the latest data from the Edelman Trust Barometer shows that global consumers are expecting business to lead on social issues. Can a company be seen as more than its profits?

Whether driven by conscience or force of consumer expectations, corporations are attempting to take their civic responsibility seriously. But what will the next generation of corporate social responsibility look like?

Join us April 3rd for a conversation with Arne Sorenson, CEO of Marriott International, the world's largest hospitality chain, on the initiatives Marriott is taking to broaden its commitment to corporate social responsibility. From training employees to recognize signs of human trafficking, to installing panic buttons in its hotels to increase safety, to eliminating plastic straws at its restaurants, Marriott is continuously working to incorporate social responsibility into every aspect of the company’s business strategy.


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