Public Forums

The center’s public programs shine a spotlight on a critical issue for consideration by business leaders and managers, the general public, students and scholars.  Facts, perspectives and insights shared by speakers and panelists are intended to expand understanding of an issue and assist leaders and other stakeholders in deciding appropriate courses of action.


 

2016

Winning with Integrity: A Conversation on Sports, Ethics and Leadership

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Ethical Insights Video:


2015

Restoring Trust in the Financial System

Full-length Public Forum Video:

Ethical Insights Video:

Global Water Challenges and Minnesota Business

Full-length Public Forum Video:

Ethical Insights Video:

Are Benefit Corporations Truly Beneficial?

Full-length Public Forum Video:


2014

Big Data and Privacy: Navigating Benefits, Risks and Ethical Boundaries

Featuring Jules Polonetsky – executive director and co-chair of the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF)

Full-length Public Forum Video:

Ethical Insights Video:

The Shareholder Value Myth – How Putting Shareholders First Harms Investors, Corporations and the Public

Featuring Lynn Stout, J.D. – Distinguished Professor of Corporate and Business Law at Cornell University and author of The Shareholder Value Myth: How Putting Shareholders First Harms Investors, Corporations and the Public (2012).

Full-length Public Forum Video:

Who Stole the American Dream?

Streaming Video:
https://stream.stthomas.edu/view?id=1ca7c2112c3f483da8a2525e6852fc35
Please note that the video is available only to University of St. Thomas faculty, staff and students.


2013

Global Challenges in Business and Corporate Responsibility

Featuring Klaus Leisinger – Chairman of the Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development

Full-length Public Forum Video:

Read the edited transcript of Klaus Leisinger’s speech: Global Challenges in Business and Corporate Responsibility.


2012

19th Annual Stakeholder Dialogue “Can Happiness Be Bought or Sold?”

Full-length Public Forum Video:

Evolution of Corporate Responsibility – The General Mills Experience (1st Segment)

Evolution of Corporate Responsibility – The American Experience (2nd Segment)

Evolution of Corporate Responsibility – Reflections on The Minnesota Experience (3rd Segment)

From Fool’s Gold to Financial Integrity

Featuring Joe Nocera – columnist for The New York Times

Full-length Public Forum Video:

The Hershey Company: Chocolate and Beyond

Featuring Andy McCormick – vice president of Public Affairs at The Hershey Company

Full-length Public Forum Video:


2010

Corporate Responsibility and Sustainable Investing: A New Reality in the Marketplace

Featuring Tim Smith – senior vice president of Environmental, Social and Governance Group at Walden Asset Management

Full-length Public Forum Video: