Raytheon Lectures

Upcoming: Shibulal | Statuto | Kell | Ferguson | Kent | Hirshberg | Pagliuca | Liveris | Kanter | Putnam | Chappell | Swainson | Bodaken | Quigley | George | Benjamin | Seidman | Eskew | Mulcahy | Gorelick | Gilmartin | Ruettgers

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
Raytheon Company

About Raytheon
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.

November 6, 2014
Ethical Corporate Governance as a Competitive Advantage
S. D. Shibulal
Co-Founder and Former CEO and Managing Director and Member of the Board, Infosys
Lecture Flyer

April 8, 2014
Healthcare and the Ethics of Building Healthy Communities
Rich Statuto
President and CEO, Bon Secours Health System
Lecture Flyer
ideo of Lecture

November 5, 2013
The UN Global Compact and Business: Creating the Architecture of a Better World
Georg Kell
Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact
Lecture Monograph
Video of Lecture

April 2, 2013
Business Ethics and the Financial Services Sector: The Way Forward
Roger Ferguson
CEO and President, TIAA-CREF
Lecture Monograph
Video of Lecture

April 5, 2012
Toward a Sustainable Future
Muhtar Kent
CEO and Chairman, Coca-Cola Company
Lecture Monograph
Video of Lecture

October 18, 2011
Inventing a Win-Win-Win-Win-Win Future
Gary Hirshberg
Chairman, President, and CEO, Stonyfield Farms
Lecture Monograph

April 7, 2011
The Ethics of Teams: Playing Fair in Business
Steve Pagliuca
Director, Bain Capital
Lecture Monograph
Video of Lecture

November 4, 2010
Ethics as a Business Strategy
Andrew N. Liveris
President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Dow Chemical Company
Lecture Monograph
Video of Lecture

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.
Lecture Monograph
Video of Lecture

November 3, 2009
Turbulence is Inevitable...Misery is Optional: Ethics and integrity are your greatest assets in good times and in crisis
Howard Putnam
Former CEO of Southwest Airlines and former CEO of Braniff International
Lecture Monograph

April 7, 2009
Goodness In Business
Tom Chappell
Co-founder and CEO, Tom's of Maine
Lecture Monograph
Video of Lecture

October 7, 2008
Back from the Brink: Rebuilding A Company After A Near Fatal Ethics Breakdown
John A. Swainson
CEO, CA, Inc.
Lecture Monograph
Video of Lecture

March 25, 2008
Playing Fair: Balancing Business Imperatives With Healthcare Needs
Bruce Bodaken
Chairman, President and CEO, Blue Shield of Calif.
Lecture Monograph

September 25, 2007
Trust - An Essential Asset: Creating Individual and Corporate Value
James H. Quigley
CEO, Delloite & Touche USA LLP
Lecture Monograph

March 28, 2007
In Search of Ethical True North
William W. George
Former Chairman and CEO, Medtronic, Inc.
Lecture Monograph

October 25, 2006
Rebuilding Trust after a Corporate Crisis
Lawrence S. Benjamin
CEO, U.S. Food Service
Lecture Monograph

March 28, 2006
The Power of How: Achieving Enduring Success Through Ethics
Dov Seidman
Founder, Chairman and CEO -- LRN                   
Lecture Monograph                             

October 6, 2005
The Ethics of Globalization: Oxymoron or Path to Peace and Prosperity?
Michael L. Eskew
Chairman and CEO
Lecture Monograph

April 12, 2005
Social Responsibility: Building a Culture of Strong Ethics, Good Deeds and Smart Business
Anne Mulcahy
Chairman and CEO
Xerox Corporation
Lecture Monograph

October 14, 2004
Keepers of the Corporate Conscience: The Role of the Board in Ethical Oversight
Jamie S. Gorelick
Board Member
United Technologies Corporation
Lecture Monograph

November 10, 2003
Ethics and the Corporate Culture
Raymond V. Gilmartin
President and CEO
Merck & Co., Inc.
Lecture Monograph

October 8, 2003
The Integrity of Management and the Management of Integrity
Michael C. Ruettgers
Executive Chairman
EMC Corporation
Lecture Monograph

For more information, contact the Center for Business Ethics at 781.891.2981.