Business school deans from 23 Catholic universities gathered in Houston on March 31 for a groundbreaking business ethics conference hosted by the University of St. Thomas-Houston’s Center for Faith and Culture in collaboration with the Cameron School of Business. Spurred by the sobering implications of the 2008 financial meltdown, and guided by Pope Benedict’s call in the encyclical Caritas in Veritate for financiers to “rediscover the genuine ethical foundation” of their work, the three-day conference was convened by the Center for Faith and Culture to explore ways to better prepare graduates from Catholic business schools for the ethical challenges they will encounter in the workplace, organizers said.
Visit www.stthom.edu/bec for more information about the conference. Click on a title below to view conference videos.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michael Czerny S.J. - Give us this day our daily bread: Putting ethics to work in business
Dr. Czerny's Q&A
Harry J. Longwell - Sustaining an Ethical Culture - A Lifetime Experience
Mr. Longwell's Q&A
Bethany McLean - Why All the Devils are Here: Studies of Business Gone Wrong
Ms. McLean's Q&A
Sherron Watkin's - Ethical Lessons from the Enron Scandal
Ms. Watkin's Q&A
Rev. Oliver Williams, C.S.C. - The Purpose of Business: The Basic Issue
Dr. Kenneth Goodpaster and Dr. Michael Naughton - The Calling of Catholic Business Schools: From Transactional to Transformational Education
Dr. Mary Gentile - Giving Voice to Values: The "How" of Business Ethics
Dr. George Brenkert - We Have Seen This Movie Before: But Can We Change Its Ending?
Academic Speakers Panel Discussion - Best Practices for the Teaching of Business Ethics
Working Group Session 1 Presentations
Working Group Session 2 Presentations
Working Group Summary Presentation