Keynote

SOUTH HALL

Caroline Roan ’00SIPA
Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility
at Pfizer, Inc.
President
of Pfizer Foundation

Caroline oversees Pfizer’s Corporate Responsibility (CR) function, from stakeholder engagement and reporting, to the design of social investment strategies. During her tenure, Pfizer has refined its CR strategy to better support the company’s evolving business priorities. The resulting CR portfolio is a coordinated approach to strategic philanthropy and responsible investment which invests the full scope of the company’s resources to broaden access to medicines and strengthen health care delivery for underserved people around the world.

Prior to joining Pfizer, Caroline worked on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Community Health Team, which focused on promoting individual and community health by increasing social support and connection. Caroline was also Associate Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA) at Yale University’s Department of Epidemiology and Public Health.

In 2012 Caroline was selected and served as a David Rockefeller Fellow through the Partnership for New York City. In 2015, Caroline was named as a CR Super Star by Corporate Responsibility Magazine.

She currently serves on the U.S. Global Leadership Campaign, the advocacy arm of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition.

Caroline received her Bachelor of Arts in sociology and anthropology from Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana, and her Masters of Public Policy from the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University.