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Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent Discusses Sustainable Business Practices at Bentley University Raytheon Lecture in Business Ethics
Muhtar Kent, chairman of the board and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, will present “Toward a Sustainable Future,” at the 18th Raytheon Lecture in Business Ethics at Bentley University on Thursday, April 5, at 3:30 p.m. in the Wilder Pavilion, Adamian Academic Center. Focused on the need to grow companies in a sustainable, responsible, and ethical manner and create shared value for each stakeholder, Kent’s talk will highlight critical lessons that The Coca-Cola Company — the largest beverage company in the world and one of the most widely recognized brands — has learned on its 125-year journey: how to provide job and growth opportunities; reaching out to communities around the world; stimulating small business development; protecting vital natural resources such as water and crops; and improving women’s equality.
Muhtar Kent joined The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta in 1978. During his tenure, he has held a variety of marketing and operations roles, including president of Coca-Cola International, and president and chief operating officer of The Coca-Cola Company. He became chief executive officer of the company in 2008, and chairman of the Board of Directors in 2009. He holds a bachelor of science degree in Economics from Hull University, England, and a master of science degree in Administrative Sciences from CASS business school at City University in London. He is a fellow of the Foreign Policy Association; co-chair of the Consumer Goods Forum; a member of the Business Roundtable; and a member of the Special Olympics International Board of Directors. He is also the chairman of the U.S.-China Business Council and chairman of the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council.
The program is presented by the Center for Business Ethics at Bentley University through the generous support of Raytheon Company. A reception will immediately follow the program, which is free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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