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Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent Discusses Sustainable Business Practices at Bentley University Raytheon Lecture in Business Ethics


Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent Discusses Sustainable Business Practices at Bentley University Raytheon Lecture in Business Ethics


Leadership, News

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:

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 4,200 full-time undergraduate, 82 part-time undergraduate, 1,000 graduate and 24 doctoral students. Bloomberg BusinessWeek ranks Bentley among the top 10 undergraduate business programs in the country. The Princeton Review’s Annual Best Colleges Guide names Bentley number one in the nation for career services and internship opportunities. 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.


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