The second annual Susilo Symposium hosted by the Susilo Institute for Ethics in the Global Economy will be held on June 15-17, 2017 at Boston University Questrom School of Business.

The event will feature distinguished speakers and panelists, including Professor Francesca Gino of Harvard Business School, and site visits at Aeronaut Brewing, Bright Horizons, and Fenway Park, among other exciting area companies.

The Susilo Symposium will be part of a new Global Business Ethics Week, which begins at Bentley University from June 12-15 for the Global Business Ethics Symposium and teaching workshop, and then will move to BU for June 15-17.

Panels and Presentations

The program is directed specifically toward both academics and practitioners. It features over fifteen plenary and panel sessions with nearly sixty speakers, including:

  • Up-to-the-minute sessions such as “Values, Culture, and Trust,” “Inherent Bias,” and “Globally Responsible Leadership.”
  • A broad range of perspectives shared by speakers from China, India, Europe, and North America.
  • Multiple panels and papers on issues including corporate social responsibility (CSR), and examining cases drawn from both East and West vantage points.
  • Insightful speakers who challenge your assumptions, and whose sessions range from “Is It Profitable to Persuade with Purpose?” to “Publishing in Business Ethics Journals Today.”

Site Visits

The Susilo Symposium is more than a conference. It features onsite visits to global corporations and the latest start-ups, from which you will learn about today’s cutting-edge responses to challenging dilemmas. You’ll have the opportunity to learn how organizations are grappling with business ethics issues at Aeronaut Brewing, Bright Horizons, Boston Harbor Now, Panera Cares, and Fenway Park. 

In addition, the conference design intentionally builds in plenty of opportunities for networking among your colleagues and between academics and practitioners, including a Thursday evening social event, a Friday luncheon and Friday evening reception.