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Ethics in business is about so much more than just following the rules. Fundamentally, it is a matter of creating the right culture in our organizations, so that people have the ability and support to make decisions that are not only effective, but consistent with the values and principles we hold dear. Raytheon has worked very hard in establishing an ethical business culture that is accepted by our employees and woven into the fabric of the ways in which we work. Our continued growth and profitability depend on it.
Raytheon has supported the Center of Business Ethics at Bentley University for many years and our sponsorship of its Lectureship in Business Ethics is an important commitment for the company. We recognize the enormous value of the leadership given by the center for more than 30 years, to promote ethical business practices and cultures in the United States and around the world. And ethical leadership -- illuminating and inspiring conduct that is instinctively ethical -- is what the Raytheon Lectureship in Business Ethics is about. The series brings to Bentley University highly respected corporate leaders of companies that have a manifest and deep-rooted commitment to doing business in the right way. They will share insights and ideas and engage in discussion about how the business community can and should achieve ethical excellence.
William H. Swanson
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
The Raytheon Company is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 91 years, Raytheon employs 68,000 people worldwide and had annual sales of $24 billion in 2012.
April 8, 2014
Healthcare and the Ethics of Building Healthy Communities
President and CEO, Bon Secours Health System
April 5, 2012
Toward a Sustainable Future
CEO and Chairman, Coca-Cola Company
October 18, 2011
Inventing a Win-Win-Win-Win-Win Future
Chairman, President, and CEO, Stonyfield Farms
April 7, 2011
The Ethics of Teams: Playing Fair in Business
Director, Bain Capital
November 4, 2010
Ethics as a Business Strategy
Andrew N. Liveris
President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Dow Chemical Company
March 18, 2010
Values Investing: How Companies Create Innovation, Profits, & Social Good
Rosabeth M. Kanter
Harvard Business School Professor of Management
Chair & Director of Harvard's Advanced Leadership Initiative
Co-Founder & Chair of Goodmeasure, Inc.
November 3, 2009
Turbulence is Inevitable...Misery is Optional: Ethics and integrity are your greatest assets in good times and in crisis
Former CEO of Southwest Airlines and former CEO of Braniff International
April 7, 2009
Goodness In Business
Co-founder and CEO, Tom's of Maine
October 7, 2008
Back from the Brink: Rebuilding A Company After A Near Fatal Ethics Breakdown
John A. Swainson
CEO, CA, Inc.
March 25, 2008
Playing Fair: Balancing Business Imperatives With Healthcare Needs
Chairman, President and CEO, Blue Shield of Calif.
September 25, 2007
Trust - An Essential Asset: Creating Individual and Corporate Value
James H. Quigley
CEO, Delloite & Touche USA LLP
March 28, 2007
In Search of Ethical True North
William W. George
Former Chairman and CEO, Medtronic, Inc.
October 25, 2006
Rebuilding Trust after a Corporate Crisis
Lawrence S. Benjamin
CEO, U.S. Food Service
March 28, 2006
The Power of How: Achieving Enduring Success Through Ethics
Founder, Chairman and CEO -- LRN
October 6, 2005
The Ethics of Globalization: Oxymoron or Path to Peace and Prosperity?
Michael L. Eskew
Chairman and CEO
April 12, 2005
Social Responsibility: Building a Culture of Strong Ethics, Good Deeds and Smart Business
Chairman and CEO
October 14, 2004
Keepers of the Corporate Conscience: The Role of the Board in Ethical Oversight
Jamie S. Gorelick
United Technologies Corporation
November 10, 2003
Ethics and the Corporate Culture
Raymond V. Gilmartin
President and CEO
Merck & Co., Inc.
October 8, 2003
The Integrity of Management and the Management of Integrity
Michael C. Ruettgers
For more information, contact the Center for Business Ethics at 781.891.2981.