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Bentley University Hosts the Progressive Business Leaders Network CEO Summit, Friday, October 8, 2010

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Bentley University Hosts the Progressive Business Leaders Network CEO Summit, Friday, October 8, 2010

Bentley University welcomes the Progressive Business Leaders Network (PBLN) CEO Summit on Friday, October 8.  This year’s theme, Products, Practices and Public Policy: Inventing of a More Sustainable, Competitive Economy, will feature a variety of business and government leaders speaking about the most pressing business issues today, including:

•    Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Ernest L. Arbuckle Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
•    Andrew H. Tarsy, PBLN Executive Director
•    Gary Hirshberg, CEO, Stonyfield Farm
•    David Belluck, Managing Director, Riverside Partners
•    Massachusetts Treasurer Tim Cahill (I)
•    Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick (D)
•    David Szymanski, Assistant Professor of Natural & Applied Science, Bentley University

Small Group Sessions will address the question, What Products, Practices & Public Policies will Drive Invention of a More Sustainable and Competitive Economy?

Topics covered include:
o    Bridging Affordable Housing and Sustainable Development
o    Visionary Entrepreneurship and Meeting a Social Need
o    Leadership, Values, and Building a Visionary Business
o    Innovation for All Students: Can Government, Business and the Non-Profit sector Reinvent School?
o    Can We Have Universal Coverage, Sustained Innovation, AND Cost Containment?
o    What Will it Take to Truly Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions?
o    How Can Innovative Companies Drive Long-Term Job Growth and Economic Development in the Region?

The All-Economy Panel will address the question, Can Business and Government Partner in the Invention of a More Sustainable and Competitive Economy?

Spotlight Sessions from 2:10-3:15pm will feature Candidates for Governor of Massachusetts.

About PBLN

PBLN’s mission is to promote the best practices of business leaders committed to socially and environmentally responsible economic growth and the public policies that advance it.

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit www.bentley.edu

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