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”Capitalism at the Crossroads” author to address CVDL executive roundtable

”Capitalism at the Crossroads” author to address CVDL executive roundtable
September 28, 2011

Phil Brozynski
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

Lisle, Illinois ~ Stuart L. Hart, Ph.D., business sustainability pioneer and author of "Capitalism at the Crossroads," will be the keynote speaker at the next Senior Executive Roundtable, "Creating Sustainable Value," hosted by Benedictine University's Center for Values-Driven Leadership (CVDL) from 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Friday, October 14 at the Hyatt Lodge in Oak Brook.

The roundtable is sponsored by First Alert, a brand name of Illinois-based BRK Brands and Jarden Corporation, and Chicago-based global real estate and financial services firm Jones Lang LaSalle.

Hart, one of the world's leading authorities on the implications of environment and poverty for business strategy, is the Samuel C. Johnson Chair in Sustainable Global Enterprise at the Johnson School of Management and founder of the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise at Cornell University. He is also the president and founder of Enterprise for a Sustainable World.

Previously, he was the Hans Zulliger Distinguished Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the Kenan Flagler Business School and founder of the Center for Sustainable Enterprise at the University of North Carolina. Hart has published more than 70 papers and authored or edited seven books.

The Center for Values-Driven Leadership offers research, education and outreach opportunities to help business leaders forge new paths to profitability. It is a gathering place where top executives, entrepreneurs and thought leaders come together to innovate at the forefront of values-driven business practice.

  This event is part of the Center for Values-Driven Leadership's ongoing Senior Executive Roundtable series forsenior executives who are committed to leading at the intersection of ethics, sustainability and business results.

"We want to celebrate the stories of business being done the right way, and encourage other leaders to move toward more responsible behavior," said CVDL advisor Amber Johnson. "Our roundtables are a roll-up-your-sleeves learning environment for executives where we hear from top global thought leaders and also learn from each other."

Attendees at the roundtables include CEOs, chief officers, vice presidents and other senior leaders from mid-market and larger companies such as McDonald's, National Van Lines, Elkay Manufacturing, Tellabs, Magnetrol, and John B. Sanfilippo and Son. A full list of companies attending previous roundtables can be found at www.cvdl.org/roundtable.

First Alert® is a leader in home safety and security products, and during the last few years has emphasized its commitment to environmental sustainability by converting its fire-safety products to 100 percent recyclable packaging and providing an eco-friendly disposal program to consumers for smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

Jones Lang LaSalle's Energy and Sustainability Services includes property and portfolio energy management; energy retrofits; solar rooftop assessment and installation; LEED assessment and certification; carbon footprint measurement; green lease strategies; sustainable workplace design; and corporate employee engagement strategies.

"Jones Lang LaSalle and First Alert are stepping forward as champions of sustainability," said Johnson. "We're thankful for their generous support."

More information about the Center can be found at www.cvdl.org or by calling (630) 829-2178.

For more information about the roundtable or to register, please call Amber Johnson at (312) 316-0680 or visitwww.cvdl.org/roundtable.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.