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Center for Business Ethics

Executive Lectureship in Business Ethics

The purpose of this lectureship is to bring distinguished executives to the Bentley University campus to speak to students, faculty, and staff about pressing ethical issues in corporate life. From 2003 to 2019 this lectureship was sponsored by the Raytheon Company, which is now Raytheon Technologies. A full list of the speakers in this series, with links to their monographs and videos of their lectures, appears below.

April 11, 2024 | Video
Online Safety...At What Price?
Kathryn Kosmides, Garbo, Founder and CEO 
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Wilder Pavilion  
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March 21, 2023
The Myth of the Triple Bottom Line | Video
Martin Wolf Seventh Generation, Inc., Director of Sustainability & Authenticity
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Wilder Pavilion

October 25, 2022
Ethics in Focus: A Conversation with John King
John King
EY Americas Vice Chair - Assurance
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. LaCava Building, Room 325

March 24, 2022
Building Trust: A Conversation with Tim Ryan | Video
Tim Ryan
Chair and Senior Partner, PwC
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Wilder Pavilion

March 23, 2021
Navigating Social Responsibility During Economic Crisis | Video
Esther Tetreault '99, MBA '03
Owner and Co-Founder of Trillium Brewing Company

April 1, 2019
The Cost of Corruption and How to Combat It | Video
Judge Mark L. Wolf 
Senior United States District Judge 
Former Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Court of Massachusetts

September 24, 2018
Overcoming Contradictions in the Business of Compassion and Care | Video
Sandra Fenwick 
CEO of Boston Children’s Hospital

March 26, 2018
105 Years of Family Leadership: Living by Purpose and Values for Four Generations | Video
Paul Marvin
President and CEO of The Marvin Companies

October 2, 2017
Earning Goodwill in a Crisis of Consumer Trust | Video
Dr. H. Fisk Johnson
Chairman and CEO of S.C. Johnson & Sons, Inc.

March 27, 2017
The Ethical Challenges of Operating in Difficult Countries | Video
Sir Mark Moody-Stuart
Chairman of the United Nations Global Compact Foundation
Chairman of the Global Compact’s Business for Peace Initiative
Director of HSBC Holdings PLC, Accenture Ltd, and Saudi Aramco 
Former Chairman of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies

April 5, 2016
Beyond Giving: Engaging Communities to Create Value | Video
Alex Whitmore
Co-Founder & Managing Director of Taza Chocolate

October 8, 2015
Guided by Our Principles
Bob Maresca
President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Bose
Sherwin Greenblatt
Bose member of the Board and former President of Bose

March 26, 2015
Costco: How Our Ethics Evolved Over the First 30 Years | Video
Jim Sinegal
Co-Founder and former CEO of Costco

November 6, 2014
Ethical Corporate Governance as a Competitive Advantage | Video
S. D. Shibulal
Co-Founder and Former CEO and Managing Director and Member of the Board, Infosys

April 8, 2014
Healthcare and the Ethics of Building Healthy Communities | Video
Rich Statuto
President and CEO, Bon Secours Health System

November 5, 2013
The UN Global Compact and Business: Creating the Architecture of a Better World | Video
Georg Kell
Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact

April 2, 2013
Business Ethics and the Financial Services Sector: The Way Forward | Video
Roger Ferguson
CEO and President, TIAA-CREF

April 5, 2012
Toward a Sustainable Future | Video
Muhtar Kent
CEO and Chairman, Coca-Cola Company

October 18, 2011
Inventing a Win-Win-Win-Win-Win Future | Video
Gary Hirshberg
Chairman, President, and CEO, Stonyfield Farms

April 7, 2011
The Ethics of Teams: Playing Fair in Business | Video
Steve Pagliuca 
Director, Bain Capital

November 4, 2010
Ethics as a Business Strategy | Video
Andrew N. Liveris
President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Dow Chemical Company

March 18, 2010
Values Investing: How Companies Create Innovation, Profits, & Social Good | Video
Rosabeth M. Kanter
Harvard Business School Professor of Management
Chair & Director of Harvard's Advanced Leadership Initiative
Co-Founder & Chair of Goodmeasure, Inc.

November 3, 2009
Turbulence is Inevitable...Misery is Optional: Ethics and integrity are your greatest assets in good times and in crisis | Video
Howard Putnam
Former CEO of Southwest Airlines and former CEO of Braniff International

April 7, 2009
Goodness In Business | Video
Tom Chappell
Co-founder and CEO, Tom's of Maine

October 7, 2008
Back from the Brink: Rebuilding A Company After A Near Fatal Ethics Breakdown | Video
John A. Swainson
CEO, CA, Inc.

March 25, 2008
Playing Fair: Balancing Business Imperatives With Healthcare Needs | Video
Bruce Bodaken
Chairman, President and CEO, Blue Shield of California

September 25, 2007
Trust - An Essential Asset: Creating Individual and Corporate Value | Video
James H. Quigley
CEO, Delloite & Touche USA LLP

March 28, 2007
In Search of Ethical True North | Video
William W. George
Former Chairman and CEO, Medtronic, Inc.

October 25, 2006
Rebuilding Trust after a Corporate Crisis | Video
Lawrence S. Benjamin
CEO, U.S. Food Service

March 28, 2006
The Power of How: Achieving Enduring Success Through Ethics | Video
Dov Seidman
Founder, Chairman and CEO -- LRN

October 6, 2005
The Ethics of Globalization: Oxymoron or Path to Peace and Prosperity? | Video
Michael L. Eskew
Chairman and CEO

April 12, 2005
Social Responsibility: Building a Culture of Strong Ethics, Good Deeds and Smart Business | Video
Anne Mulcahy
Chairman and CEO
Xerox Corporation

October 14, 2004
Keepers of the Corporate Conscience: The Role of the Board in Ethical Oversight | Video
Jamie S. Gorelick
Board Member
United Technologies Corporation

November 10, 2003
Ethics and the Corporate Culture | Video
Raymond V. Gilmartin
President and CEO
Merck & Co., Inc.

October 8, 2003
The Integrity of Management and the Management of Integrity | Video
Michael C. Ruettgers
Executive Chairman
EMC Corporation

For more information, contact the W. Michael Hoffman Center for Business Ethics at 781.891.2981.