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Symposium on Corporate Social Responsibility

Mount St. Mary's University's Bolte School of Business takes pride in presenting the Symposium on Corporate Responsibility. The subject serves as a bridge between a strong business and economics programs, and the University's traditional emphasis on the liberal arts.

Corporate Social Responsibility Symposium

Living Significantly in Business

2017-2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Symposium

February 14, 2018
6 p.m. in Knott Auditorium

What does it take to live significantly? There has to be meaning, purpose in life - your life - and you have to know how to see it and live it in your world, your place. The Mount education begins with a commitment to meaning in human life generally. Here we extend it to your future specifically: the vocation of business. This forum will help you develop a vision of living significantly by richer understanding of the good that business does.

Robert Kennedy is one of the world's leading thinkers on Christian perspectives on business. Professor of Catholic studies at the University of St. Thomas, Kennedy was instrumental in developing UST's Ryan Center to world leadership in Catholic perspectives on business and economics, including helping the Vatican organize international conferences on faith and management and write the documentThe Vocation of the Business Leader. He is the author of numerous books and essays on ethics and business, including The Good that Business Does.

Past Events

2016 • Lecture: Business Ethics and White Collar Crime with Weston Smith, former CFO of the Fortune 500 company Healthsouth Corporation

2015 • Panel Discussion: The Ethics & Economy of Healthcare in America

2014 • Panel Discussion: NFL Concussions, Who's Responsible, Who Pays?

2013 • Lecture: Where am I Wearing: A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People that Make Our Clothes with Kelsey Timmerman, investigative reporter.

2012 • Panel Discussion: Occupy Wall Street and Corporate Social Responsibility

2011 • Lecture: Made in China: Blood, Sweat and Tears? with Katie Quan, Labor Expert and Associate Chair; University of California, Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education. Institute for Research on Labor and Employment.

2010 • Panel Discussion: H2Over: What Happens When the Earth's Well Runs Dry?

2009 • Panel Discussion: Bailout Bonanza: Where Does This Leave Capitalism?

2008 • 1st Annual Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Case Competition on ethics in business

2007 Lecture: Pharmaceutical Consumer Advertising: What's the Controversy? with Mr. Thomas E. Costa, C'73 Vice President, Bristol-Myers Squibb

2006 Lecture: Business, Sports, and Ethics in the 21st Century with Tony Agnone, President, Eastern Athletic Services, Inc.

2005 • Lecture: The Living Wage and Corporate Accountability with Robert W. Hearn, Ph.D. Senior Advisor, Education and Municipal Services Division, The Staubach Company

2004 Lecture: AIDS, Africa, and Accountability with Brenda Blanchard, Vice President, Novartis and The Rev. Michael Perry, Advisor to the U.S.C.B.B.

2003 • Lecture: Global Coffee Paradox with The Hon. Sam Farr, U.S. Congress

2002 • Lecture: Ethical Responsibilities in the Buyer-Seller Relationship with Dr. Patrick Murphy, University of Notre Dame

2001 No Symposium

2000 • Lecture: Global Business Concerns and Challenges with Dr. Patricia Werhane

1999 • Lecture: Religious Teachings Regarding Business with Dr. Edwin Epstein, Dean, St. Mary's College, Moraga, California and Dr. David McCarthy and Attila Sweillam

1998 • Lecture: The Use of Sweatshop Labor with John Sweeney, President, AFL-CIO

1997 • Lecture: Environmental Responsibilities with Anne Howland Ehrlich, Stanford University; Luis Camacho, Vice President, University of Costa Rica and poet; Thomas Berry, Cultural Historian, Theologian, and Mount Alumnus

1996 • Lecture: Managing Diversity in the Workforce with Robert Holland, CEO Ben & Jerry's

1995 • Lecture: Corporate Social Responsibility, an Overview with Ralph Nader, Consumer Activist and Presidential Candidate

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