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"The Sustainable Business Leadership Forum: Ethics, the Professions, and Society"

How can the capitalist spirit of free enterprise and social entrepreneurship help transform economic systems and promote social justice, basic rights, and human freedom around the world?

Submitted by: Caux Round Table, The

Categories: Sustainability, Business Ethics

Posted: Feb 27, 2012 – 11:20 AM EST


WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 /CSRwire/ - The Caux Round Table, Georgetown University, and the Sustainable Business Network of Washington (SBNOW), in collaboration with media partner CSRwire, will offer a two-day educational forum, featuring leading thinkers in the areas of corporate ethics, business and sustainable development at Georgetown University, March 5-6, 2012.

This unique educational opportunity will complement presentations on critical issues with moderated breakout discussions on questions, including:

  • What are the ethical vocations for business, the professions, and markets in the 21st century?
  • How can dedication to personal integrity and the common good by leaders of businesses and other institutions promote economic prosperity, political freedom, and flourishing of the community?
  • What roles can principled leadership and prudential stewardship of human, ecological, and financial capital play in promoting just and sustainable development in the context of global poverty and economic integration?
  • Which ethical, religious, professional, and other frameworks can leaders in business and other organizations use to design, implement, and evaluate practical strategies for good governance and quality growth?

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Raymond Baker, Director, Global Financial Integrity
  • Kathryn C. Brown, Esq., Senior Vice President for Public Policy Development and Corporate Responsibility, Verizon Communications
  • The Hon. Robert Edgar, President and Chief Executive Officer, Common Cause
  • The Rev. John C. Haughey, S.J., Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow, Woodstock Theological Center, Georgetown University
  • The Hon. Roderick M. Hills, Sr., Co-founder and Chair, Hills Program on Governance, Center for Strategic and International Studies; former Counsel to the President of the United States; and former Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Bruce Piasecki, Ph.D., Founder and President, AHC Group, Inc., and Member of the Board, Sustainable Business Network of Washington
  • Erik J. Trojian, Director of Policy, B Lab  
  • Lisa Woll, Chief Executive Officer, The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment
  • Stephen B. Young, Esq., Global Executive Director, The Caux Round Table

The forum will also feature a special private screening of the Sundance Film Festival 2012 Selection, We’re Not Broke, a documentary regarding corporate tax avoidance and evasion. After the screening, there will be a discussion with Producer-directors Victoria Bruce and Karin Hayes; Executive Producer Charles Davidson; and Senior Advisor Jack Blum, Esq., Chair of the Tax Justice Network USA.

Who should attend:

  • Corporate directors and senior executives
  • Partners in professional services firms
  • Social entrepreneurs
  • Corporate counsel
  • Association executives
  • Foundation and other social profit organization executives
  • Philanthropic program officers
  • Sustainability professionals
  • Corporate responsibility and public affairs professionals
  • Ethics and compliance officers
  • Legislative, executive branch, and agency staff
  • Media professionals
  • Others interested in leading practices for organizational integrity and responsibility

The detailed forum schedule is available at

Register here:

A discount is available for SBNOW members; Georgetown University students, alumnae, and alumni; employees of social profit or governmental organizations; retirees; and those involuntarily out of the full-time work force. For information, please contact Dr. Lester A. Myers at

For more information, please contact:

Jed Ipsen Associate Director
Phone: 651.223.2863
Phone 2: 202.531.8947

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