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Bentley University Presents Andrew Liveris, CEO of The Dow Chemical Company, Discussing “Ethics as a Business Strategy”
Andrew Liveris, the President, CEO, and Chairman of The Dow Chemical Company will be the keynote speaker at the 15th annual Raytheon Lecture in Business Ethics at Bentley University on November 4, 2010, at 3:30 p.m. in Wilder Pavilion, Adamian Academic Center. Liveris will speak about the central place of ethics in Dow's long-term business strategy.
"It has been my unwavering belief that to create value for all of Dow's stakeholders, the company must preferentially invest in businesses and technologies that allow it to solve some of the world's greatest challenges," says Liveris, "By living these values every day, we have been able to transform Dow into a company that is not only financially successful, but also one that is committed to improving the lives of people around the world." According to Liveris, Dow has put sustainability and environmental protection at the heart of the company's business model.
Andrew Liveris, who has had a 34-year career with Dow, was born in Darwin, Australia and attended the University of Queensland in Brisbane. He serves on the board of directors of IBM and Citigroup. He is president of the International Council of Chemical Associations, vice chairman of the Business Council, and a member of the executive committee of the Business Roundtable. He is also a member of the President's Export Council, the US-India CEO Forum, the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and the American Australian Association, as well as a trustee of Tufts University.
Dow Chemical, a Fortune 50 company, is a $45 billion global specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences, and plastics company based in Midland, Michigan. Dow employs approximately 52,000 people worldwide and produces more than 5,000 products in 37 countries across the globe.
About the Raytheon Company
The Raytheon Lecture in Business Ethics is sponsored by the Raytheon Company. 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 88 years, Raytheon employs 75,000 people worldwide and had annual sales of $25 billion in 2009.
About the Center for Business Ethics
The Center for Business Ethics (CBE) is one of the world's leading research and educational institutes in the field of business ethics. It is also among the oldest, having been established in 1976, when the field was in its infancy. Given its many contributions to the field, CBE is credited with being a major influence in the development and success of the business ethics movement, both in the United States and around the world. For more information about the Center for Business Ethics at Bentley University, please visit www.bentley.edu/cbe or call (781) 891-2981.
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