Baruch College Hosts Annual Ethics Week, March 18-22

Programs Address Business Leadership, Ethical Decision Making and Corporate Social Responsibility

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NEW YORK, NY - March 8, 2013 – Baruch College’s Ethics Week is scheduled March 18-22 and will feature a lecture on business leadership, a presentation on ethical decision making in the medical field, and a panel discussion on FCPA violations and the effects on a company’s reputation:

Ethical Decision Making, March 18, 6 p.m. -7:30 p.m., Newman Vertical Campus Building, 55 Lexington Avenue (enter on 24th or 25th Street), Room 8-210.
o Dr. Steven Field will speak about ethical decision making in the medical field. A gastroenterologist and internist, Dr. Field is a member of the Board of Advisors of Baruch’s Master’s Program in Corporate Communications and a clinical assistant professor in the department of medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center.

“The Impact of a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Investigation on a Company’s Reputation,” March 19, 12 p.m. (Registration and Lunch) 12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. (Panel Discussions), Newman Vertical Campus Building, 55 Lexington Avenue (enter on 24th or 25th Street), Room 14-220.
o The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity at Baruch College will host a panel discussion featuring distinguished academics who have studied Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations. Since the act was passed in 1977 to criminalize the bribery of foreign government officials for business purposes, Baruch Associate Professor of Management Naomi Gardberg; Pace University Professor of Management Noushi Rahman; Adjunct Professor of Accounting at the Harvard Extension School and Pace University Vijay Sampath have studied how this Act has affected the reputation of those companies found in violation. Complimentary pre-registration is required. Contact: Matthew Lepere at 646-312-3231 or matthew.lepere@baruch.cuny.edu.

The Burton Kossoff Business Leadership Lecture Series, March 21, 12:30 p.m.,Rackow Conference Room, room 750 of the College’s Information Technology and Library Building, 151 East 25th Street (between Lexington and Third Avenues).
o The lecture will feature Travelers Chairman and CEO Jay Fishman. He will be participating in a conversation moderated by David Birdsell, Dean of Baruch’s School of Public Affairs, regarding relevant business topics and his career experiences. To RSVP for the free event, call (646) 660-6132 or email: sidney.ko@baruch.cuny.edu.

• Results of the CSR-Sustainability MonitorTM available.
o The CSR-S Monitor is an analytic framework for the systematic and objective evaluation of CSR reports, developed by researchers at Baruch’s Weissman Center for International Business under the direction of University Distinguished Professor S. Prakash Sethi. During the last decade, there has been growing global, public concern about the impact of corporate strategies and operations on the physical, economic, and socio-political environments. In their research, the team reviewed and scored each report based on relevant topics in corporate social responsibility and sustainability. For the research, 560 reports were collected in 2011 and were reviewed in 2012. The scores were applied to 11 individual sections and weighted to provide a total score of 100. To learn more,visit http://zicklin.baruch.cuny.edu/centers/weissman/professionals/publications/sethi-csr-monitor

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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 http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/.

 

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Manny Romero, (646) 660-6141, manuel.romero@baruch.cuny.edu

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