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UN Global Compact Executive Director Addresses How Responsible Business Impacts Public-Private Partnerships

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UN Global Compact Executive Director Addresses How Responsible Business Impacts Public-Private Partnerships

At Bentley University’s 20th Raytheon Lecture in Business Ethics, Georg Kell addresses the United Nations’ challenge to move from incremental change and progress on a massive scale as it continues to promote cooperation among governments, businesses and civil service organizations. Kell, executive director of the UN Global Compact, will draw on insights from the recent Global Compact Leaders Summit to reflect on the emerging architecture for responsible business and the role of the UN Global Compact in helping to shape the UN's public-private partnership agenda. “The UN Global Compact and Business: Creating the Architecture of a Better World” will be presented at Bentley on Tuesday, November 5, at 3:30 p.m. in Lindsay Hall, Koumantzelis Auditorium.

Georg Kell is the Executive Director of the UN Global Compact, the world's largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative with 7,000 corporate participants in 135 countries. He also oversaw the conception and launch of the Global Compact's sister initiatives on investment and business education, the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). Earlier in his career, Kell worked at the UN in Geneva with the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). In 1990, he joined the New York office of UNCTAD, which he headed from 1993 to 1997. A key architect of the Global Compact, Kell has led the initiative since its founding in 2000. A native of Germany, he holds advanced degrees in economics and engineering from the Technical University of Berlin.

The Raytheon Lecture is presented by the Center for Business Ethics (CBE) at Bentley University with the generous support of the Raytheon Company. The event is co-sponsored by Bentley’s Academic Integrity Society and Bentley’s Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi. CBE is a partner in the Bentley Alliance for Ethics and Social Responsibility. For more information, please contact Mary Chiasson, 781-891-3480.

The Raytheon Company is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 91 years, Raytheon employs 68,000 people worldwide and had annual sales of $24 billion in 2012.

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