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Raytheon Lectures

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

“Raytheon believes in a values-based ethics program, and we believe in the value of ethics education. We invest in ethics and provide employees with robust, award-winning ethics education to reinforce how important doing the right thing in business is to our success. We talk about ethics so our employees know it is okay to ask questions and raise concerns, to take an “ethics check,” if you will. By supporting this process, we build upon a strong ethical foundation and reinforce a culture of integrity at the Company. A strong ethical culture requires work. We believe that working at ethics pays dividends, and that it gives us a competitive advantage.

Raytheon’s support for the Center for Business Ethics at Bentley University has a long history. The Center has provided leadership in this important field for the academic and business communities extending now for two generations. Bentley is increasingly recognized for promoting ethical business practices and cultures not just in the United States, but internationally as well. This is especially significant as our world is increasingly interdependent, and having ethical business partners is a global imperative.

The Raytheon Lectureship in Business Ethics at Bentley has added relevance in this environment. Having respected corporate leaders share their insights and commitment to business ethics helps show the way for all of us. Promoting further dialogue and discussion about ethical business practices enlightens and inspires us to redouble our own commitment. Raytheon is proud to partner with Bentley and the Center for Business Ethics to give voice to ethical excellence in business.”

Tom Kennedy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Raytheon Company

About Raytheon
Raytheon is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 92 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. The Company reported sales of $24 billion in 2013 and employs 63,000 people worldwide. It has built a reputation for adhering to the highest ethical standards in the industry.


October 8, 2015
Upcoming Event 
Sherwin Greenblatt
Bose member of the Board and former president of Bose
Bob Maresca
President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Bose

March 26, 2015
Costco: How Our Ethics Evolved Over the First 30 Years
Jim Sinegal
Co-Founder and former CEO of Costco
Video of Lecture

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
Video of Lecture

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

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
Video of Lecture

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
Video of Lecture

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

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

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

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

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

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
Video of Lecture

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
Video of Lecture

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

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

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