Social Responsibility and the Common Good: Business in the 21st Century
Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m., 2018 -
The Rotwitt Theater of the McShain Performing Arts Center
Dorothy McKenna Brown Science Building
This symposium will examine how new conceptions of business and social responsibility are transforming our understanding of the business and society relationship. Speakers and panelists will include business leaders and scholars.
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.”
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.
John 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).