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Baruch College's Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity Hosts "The World of Wal-Mart"

NEW YORK, NY- August 28, 2013 - The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity at Baruch College's Zicklin School of Business will host a discussion about the practices of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and other multinational companies on September 12. International Business Professor S. Prakash Sethi will present his recent research about the world's largest employer and examine how Wal-Mart and other multinational companies have engaged in illegal and unethical behavior.

The presentation will focus on the management of global supply chains by large multinational corporations and its impact on worker exploitation. Professor Sethi will discuss how corporations like Wal-Mart have used their bargaining power and market control to pressure countries to condone environment degradation and violate national labor laws. He will also discuss novel approaches that would help provide workers with safe working conditions and fair wages, without overly excessive regulation and increased costs.

Professor Sethi has conducted extensive field work on issues relating to corporate social responsibility, sustainable business practices, human rights, and business ethics. Recently, he led the creation of the CSR-S Monitor, which analyzes Corporate Social Responsibility-Sustainability Reports of more than 500 large corporations from around the world. His most recent research on Wal-Mart will be published in the February 2014 issue of Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society.


WHAT: "The World of Wal-Mart"

WHEN: Thursday, September 12

WHERE: Baruch College, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue, Room 14-220

Noon - 12:45 p.m.: Registration and lunch
12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.: Presentation

Complimentary pre-registration is required to attend this program. Complete the online registration form. For information, call Matthew Lepere at 646-312-3231 or e-mail,


About Baruch College:
Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 5 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to


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