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Alliance for Ethics and Social Responsibility

For decades, Bentley has continuously promoted a strong sense of ethics, civic engagement, diversity, social responsibility and sustainability on multiple levels: teaching, research, corporate and community relations, and our campus culture.

Beginning in 2003, these efforts were given even stronger emphasis through the Bentley Alliance for Ethics and Social Responsibility (BAESR).

BAESR’s mission is to amplify, enhance and extend the work of various autonomous centers and initiatives, which support and encourage these ideals.

The BAESR is comprised of six core partners:

W. Michael Hoffman Center for Business Ethics

Harold S. Geneen Institute of Corporate Governance

Bentley Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Center

Jeanne & Dan Valente Center for Arts and Sciences

Center for Women and Business

Bentley's Office of Sustainability

Together, these partners collaborate on understanding the challenges facing today’s businesses in the realm of environmental, social and governance issues.

Key campus-wide initiatives include the United Nation’s Global Compact Academic Network and Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), the University's Diversity Initiative, Global Business Ethics Symposium, the Graduation Pledge, Net Impact, Civic Leadership Program, Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Academic Integrity Policy among others.

Bentley is also committed to a curriculum that infuses business ethics, social responsibility, diversity and service-learning throughout the undergraduate and graduate levels. Click here or more information about related courses.

The Alliance is coordinated by Cynthia Clark, Ph.D.