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Bentley Leadership Forum: Can Social Responsibility be Profitable?

April 19, 2005

On May 10, 2005 Bentley College and TIME Magazine will bring together leaders from the worlds of business, technology, arts and entertainment, and philanthropy to explore the question, "Can social responsibility be profitable in today's business world?"

The inaugural Bentley Leadership Forum, the first in a series of annual forums designed to spotlight critical issues in business ethics, leadership and social responsibility across a variety of industries, will feature Norman Pearlstine, Editor-in-Chief of Time Inc. as the morning keynote speaker and Joseph P. Kennedy II, Chairman and President of Citizens Energy Corporation as the lunch program keynote.

The panelists, a preeminent group of organization leaders, will address topics ranging from investing in the communities in which they do business, to fair trade and corporate governance, to environmental issues and long-term strategic collaborations.

Moderators for the panels will include editors from TIME -- Dorinda Elliott, Assistant Managing Editor, Business for TIME Magazine and Josh Macht, Editor and General Manager for TIME.com; from Bentley -- Professor Anthony Buono and Professor Linda McJannet, who will provide insight into the complex, interrelated challenges that 21st century businesses face in their relationships with governments, global workforces, the environment and local communities.

During the lunch program, Bentley will honor The Tomorrow25, outstanding high school juniors who have been chosen through a Bentley-sponsored international competition as our next generation of leaders. The Tomorrow25 have demonstrated initiative, citizenship, intelligence, technological savvy, cultural awareness, social responsibility, a passion for the real world of people and organizations, and a strong commitment to making positive things happen in their communities or schools.

Panels

Ethics and Social Responsibility in Dynamic Business Environments

Moderators: Dorinda Elliott, Assistant Managing Editor, TIME Magazine

Anthony Buono, Executive Director, Bentley Alliance for Ethics and Social Responsibility; Bentley Professor of Management; Research Fellow, Bentley Center for Business Ethics.

Paul Polizzotto, Founder and CEO, Environmental Communication

Lisa Quiroz, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility, Time Warner

Kathryn C. Brown, Senior Vice President, Public Policy Development and Corporate Social Responsibility, Verizon Communications.

Harold Tinkler, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Deloitte & Touche USA LLP

Ethics, Social Responsibility and Profitability: How they fuel the work of NGOs, foundations and other social service entities

Moderators: Josh Macht, Editor and General Manager, TIME.com

Linda McJannet, Bentley Professor of English; Director, Honors Program

Wyc Grousbeck, CEO and Managing Partner, Boston Celtics and Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation

Meg Vaillancourt, Senior Vice President, Corporate Relations, Boston Red Sox; and Director, Red Sox Foundation

Donna Latson Gittens, Founder and CEO of causemedia, advertising agency

For more information on the Forum, and to register to attend, please go to http://www.bentley.edu/leadership

TIME is the world's most-read magazine with an audience of 27 million. Bringing the news that matters to people around the world every week, TIME has set the standard for leadership, authenticity and authoritative journalism since 1923.

 

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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