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Bentley College and State Street Corporation Team Up for Corporate Social Responsibility in the 21st Century: Coping with Globalization

May 1, 2006

International experts, corporate leaders, academics and non-government organization (NGO) specialists, will convene at Bentley College on Monday, May 22, for the second annual Bentley Global Business Ethics Symposium sponsored by State Street Corporation. Corporate Social Responsibility in the 21st Century: Coping with Globalization will run from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the LaCava Campus Center.


Keynote speaker Richard W. Pearl, vice president of community affairs at State Street Corporation, will open the symposium with a talk on the challenges of conceptualizing and implementing corporate social responsibility. The luncheon program will continue the day's global focus with a keynote address by Barry Salzberg, managing partner at Deloitte & Touche USA.


The day-long program will also feature a series of panels with experts discussing topics centered on corporate social responsibility (CSR), including changing perspectives on CSR, corporate governance, CSR and business ethics, stakeholder management, competitive challenges, sustainability and globalization, and emerging economies.


The cost to attend the symposium is $150, includinga continental breakfast, lunch and closing reception. For more information on the leading experts at each panel and registration, please go to


In 2005, Bentley College and State Street Corporation joined in a multi-year collaboration to unite business and higher education in the common goal of building a strong ethical foundation from which to serve their many constituencies and communities. Established in memory of Timothy B. Harbert '76, chairman and CEO of State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) and alumnus and trustee of Bentley, the partnership reflects a long-time commitment to ethics for both Bentley and State Street.


State Street Corporation is the world's leading specialist in providing institutional investors with investment servicing, investment management and investment research and trading. With $10.1 trillion in assets under custody and $1.4 trillion in assets under management as of December 31, 2005, State Street operates in 26 countries and more than 100 markets worldwide. For more information, visit State Street's Web site at

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 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. 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. For more information, please visit

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