Ernst & Young, HCA and First Tennessee Bank are sponsoring a special event focusing on business ethics Oct. 7 at Belmont University. The university’s Center for Business Ethics will present Harvard Business School professor Dr. Lynn Sharp Paine, author of the business best-seller Value Shift, speaking on “Ethics as a Business Imperative” for corporate leaders in the 21st Century. The event is free and open to the public, says Dr. Harry Hollis, professor of management and director of the Center for Business Ethics. Paine’s insights about business ethics “can save companies and save careers,” Hollis says. “Those who attend will have the opportunity to converse with others who are seeking to make ethics central to business decisions and practices.
Paine is the John G. McLean Professor of Business Administration at Harvard.
“In her writings and presentations, Dr. Paine points people toward the goal of wedding sound ethical values with solid financial results,” says Hollis. “She offers strategies and tools necessary to help companies prosper in the new era of corporate scrutiny and accountability. People who attend will hear one of the leading ethicists in the U.S., and will meet and network with others seeking to make ethics an integral part of doing business.”
Dr. Paine’s book, Value Shift: Why Companies Must Merge Social and Financial Imperatives to Achieve Superior Performance, (McGraw-Hill 2002), was a business best-seller in 2002 and was chosen by Library Journal as one of the Best Business Books of 2002.
The free event begins with a reception at 4 p.m. Dr. Paine will speak at 4:30 p.m. Although the event is free, registration is requested. Contact Dr. Harry Hollis at 460-6834 or download the brochure and registration form from the web.
About the Center for Business Ethics
Belmont University’s Center for Business Ethics seeks to empower ethics leaders and bring people together and to help equip them to face the current crisis in business ethics. On the web: http://www.belmont.edu/ethics/