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Social Responsibility and the Common Good: Business in the 21st Century

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Friday April 6th, 2018 - 8:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

The Rotwitt Theater of the McShain Performing Arts Center 

Dorothy McKenna Brown Science Building 

Rosemont College, Bryn Mawr PA 

 

This symposium examined how new conceptions of business and social responsibility are transforming our understanding of the business and society relationship. Speakers and panelists included business leaders and scholars.

Speakers

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Maria D. Quiñones-Sánchez, Councilwoman, Philadelphia District 7

Councilwoman Maria D. Quiñones-Sánchez is a veteran activist with over 30 years of service to the City of Philadelphia, currently serving a third four-year term on Philadelphia City Council. Councilwoman Sanchez has advocated tirelessly for creating and preserving family-sustaining jobs, investing in a trained and educated workforce, reducing blight and transforming vacant land, keeping families in their homes, mandating ethics and transparency in government, revitalizing neighborhood economies, reforming unsafe demolition practices, and securing the rights of women, families, and workers across the City. In 2016, she was at the forefront of legislative initiatives designed to help make Philadelphia the “B Corps capital of the world.”

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Bart Houlahan

Bart Houlahan is co-founder of B-Lab, a nonprofit organization located in Berwyn, PA that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good. Prior to B Lab, Bart was CFO, COO, and President of AND 1, a $250M basketball footwear, apparel and entertainment company. As the principal operator of the business, Bart joined AND 1 in its second year, when revenues totaled just $4M. Over the course of the next 11 years, Bart helped to finance, operate and scale the business to $250M in brand revenues with distribution in 85 countries worldwide. AND 1 undertook a leveraged recapitalization in 1999 with TA Associates, and eventually was sold in May, 2005, to American Sporting Goods out of Irvine, CA. Bart is a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute.

  

johnJohn McCall, Ph.D.

John McCall is director of the Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics at Saint Joseph’s University. A founder of the Society for Business Ethics, Dr. McCall focuses on mentoring Erivan K. Haub School of Business faculty in the Center’s Fellows Program so that students are assured of substantive and repeated exposure to questions of ethics in the classroom. Dr. McCall is the author of numerous journal articles, and is co-author of Contemporary Issues in Business Ethics (Wadsworth Publishing Company, 2004).

anneAnne Sudduth

As Co-Founder and Principal of Boyer Sudduth Environmental Consultants, Anne draws on her background in the non-profit and corporate sectors to develop and implement sustainability initiatives for K-12 schools in Pennsylvania, Delaware and Massachusetts. Anne was previously National Director of Community Involvement at Deloitte, the global accounting and consulting firm, where she developed the U.S. firm’s award-winning community involvement program. Prior to joining Deloitte, Anne was Senior VP for Education and Workforce Development at the Partnership for New York City, the city’s leading business and civic organization. Anne received the New Hampshire 40 under 40 Award recognizing the state's emerging young leaders in 2010 after founding the Seacoast Women’s Giving Circle, a philanthropic and civic leadership organization. She is a LEED Green Associate and a certified Zero Waste Associate through the USGBC. She also holds a certificate in non-profit management from LaSalle University’s School of Business.

johnJohn F. Connolly, Jr.

John F. Connolly, Jr. is Founder, President, and CEO of InspiriTec, an inspired social entrepreneurship that adds value to the lives of disabled and disadvantaged persons through assistive technology and other services. He has led the development of high profile systems for firms such as AT&T, the National Disease Research Interchange, the University of Pennsylvania, United Engineers, and ActionAIDS. John has particular expertise in the development of Case Management Systems for the social services, health care, and managed care industries. John graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude from Lehigh University with three majors: Sociology, Religion Studies, and Urban Studies. He received his Master of Social Work degree from Penn and an MBA in Finance from Temple.