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ManpowerGroup Recognized For Driving Socially Responsible Business Results

ManpowerGroup Recognized For Driving Socially Responsible Business Results

World Leader in Innovative Workforce Solutions Shares CSR Leadership Successes at 2011 Commit!Forum

ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN), the world leader in innovative workforce solutions, will detail how its acclaimed Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) mission has evolved into a sophisticated global network of social change initiatives that effectively bolster the economic status of individuals and communities, during 2011 Commit!Forum, a conference series and executive summit, which is entitled "Good Business Makes The Difference," and taking place this week at the Javits Center in New York City.

ManpowerGroup's timeless commitment to pioneering solutions for the world of work has always emphasized best practices in social responsibility. ManpowerGroup has built an unmatched global network of solutions based on local expertise and amassed an unstoppable workforce due to its deep understanding of human potential.

"ManpowerGroup is being recognized as a leader of CSR best practices, because social responsibility has always been and remains at ManpowerGroup's operational core, modelling a critical mindset of continuous improvement and showing even sceptics how advancing CSR initiatives enables the integration of sustainability and profitability," said Jeffrey A. Joerres, ManpowerGroup Chairman and CEO. "As a business leader I am honored to share ManpowerGroup's successes with pioneering socially responsible change in the world of work."

Today at 2011 Commit!Forum, ManpowerGroup will be present at the following events:

Joerres will speak on an executive summit panel: "How CEOs See Corporate Responsibility Driving Economic Value," at the New York Stock Exchange with:

Larry Blanford, CEO, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters

Duncan Niederauer, CEO, NYSE Euronext

John Ruggie, UN Special Representative for Business & Human Rights, a creator of the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights and former UN Assistant Secretary General

The panel will be moderated by: Charles Moore, Executive Director and Chairman of the Committee for Corporate Philanthropy (CECP).

Charles (Chuck) Bartels, ManpowerGroup Director for Global Social Responsibility and Knowledge Sharing, will participate on the panel entitled "Disclosure: Opportunity or Risk," by explaining how ManpowerGroup is applying the Global Responsibility Index framework to its CSR and Sustainability initiatives to improve their transparency to internal and external stakeholders and ensure they achieve their results.

His co-panelists include:

LawrenceBallard, Partner, PwC - Sustainable Business Solutions

Margaret (Margie) P. Flynn, Principal and Co-Owner, BrownFlynn

Bahar Gidwani, CoFounder, CEO, CSRHUB LLC

Tracey Noe, Senior Director, Global Citizenship and Policy, Abbott

Valerie Smith, Vice President of Corporate Sustainability, Citigroup

Joerres will then join a group of executives in ringing the New York Stock Exchange closing bell.

Joerres, a finalist for Commit!Forum's inaugural 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award, will join ManpowerGroup colleagues at the event's awards dinner, which will feature ManpowerGroup's leadership in building capabilities in individuals and communities with high- impact and evolving CSR initiatives.

"By partnering with a range of exceptional public and private organizations that protect basic human and environmental rights and/or work to improve the employability of individuals, ManpowerGroup has been able to apply its proprietary workforce solutions and Code of Business Conduct and Ethics in some of the most dire situations seen in our lifetime," Bartels added.


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