School of Business Hosts Ethics Forum

Nov. 3, 2008

by Jaime Bates, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business will host two events open to the public on Nov. 5 and 7 as part of the Dale P. Jones Business Ethics Forum.

The Ethics Forum is held each year to encourage students, faculty, alumni and business leaders to engage in a discussion of today's ethical issues and explore the responsibilities of business professionals faced with ethical dilemas.

The 2008 Ben H. Williams Distinguished Speaker, Dan Sanders, will speak on servant leadership and the importance of creating a people-centered organization in a session from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, on the fifth floor of the Cashion Academic Center.

Sanders, a graduate of Lubbock Christian University, is the CEO of United Supermarkets, a privately held supermarket chain known for its corporate citizenry and service-oriented culture. The company has been listed in Texas Monthly's "Best Places to Work" since 2003. Sanders is the author of the New York Times' Best Seller "Built to Serve" and the recently published "Equipped to Lead."

Dr. Mitch Neubert, The Chavanne Chair of Christian Ethics in Business and professor of management and entrepreneurship, said that Sanders' discussion fits well with the forum because one of the key ethical responsibilities of a business is to take care of and serve its employees.

A Corporate Social Responsibilities Roundtable will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, on the fifth floor of the Cashion Academic Center. Panelists include Scott James from FairTrade Sports, Ed Fikse from Accenture, Paul N. Markovich from Green Mountain Energy Co. and Bill Baker from ConocoPhillips. The panel will discuss how organizations should orient themselves toward the environment and the communities they serve.

For more information on the forum go to www.baylor.edu/business/ethics or call the Hankamer School of Business at (254)-710-3417.

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