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Kimberly Masius, University of Chicago
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Loyola Ethics Expert Participates in Panel Discussion on the New Interest in Business Ethics

July 8, 2005

What: Al Gini, professor of philosophy at Loyola University Chicago, to participate in a forum sponsored by the University of Chicago, titled, ‘Good Business: The Dialogue Between the Spirit and the Letter of Business Ethics.’

Corporate scandals have fostered new interest in business ethics. Professor Gini and members of the panel will explore and lead a discussion around the viability of ethics in a post-Enron business climate.

Questions include:

* What are the big issues?
* Should businesses have ethical commitments beyond complying with the law?
* Why are ethics strategically relevant?
* How do good ethics affect financial results, and does that matter?
* Can good ethics energize changes in businesses and how they relate to their stakeholders?

‘Good ethics, bad ethics or no ethics within a corporation or business is ultimately dependant on leadership,’ Gini says. ‘Leadership determines the pace, meter and tone of an organization. Therefore, any idea needs to be backed by and advanced by leadership.’

Panelists include: Professor Robert W. Fogel, 1993 Nobel Laureate in Economic Science; B. Kenneth West, MBA’60, Chairman, National Association of Corporate Directors; senior consultant for Corporate Governance, TIAA/CREF; Al Gini, Professor of Philosophy; Co-Founder and Associate Editor of Business Ethics Quarterly, Loyola University of Chicago; Ian Bryan, Founder and President, The Sensible City, a Professional Group for Community empowerment.

When: Tuesday, June 14, 2005; 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Where: University of Chicago Gleacher Center, 450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, IL 60611

Cost: $20.00 (includes registration and reception)
To register for the event, go to:
https://alumniservices.uchicago.edu/Events/BeginRegistration.asp?EventID=556
About Loyola University Chicago
Committed to preparing people to lead extraordinary lives, Loyola University Chicago was founded in 1870 and is among the largest of Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. Loyola has a total enrollment of 14,000 students, which includes 8,500 undergraduates, hailing from all 50 states, as well as 82 foreign countries. The University has four campuses, three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy. Loyola’s nine schools and colleges include: arts and sciences, business administration, education, grad studies, law, medicine, nursing, professional studies, and social work. Loyola offers 52 undergraduate majors, 59 master’s degrees and doctoral degrees. Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the “top national universities” and “best values” in its annual publications. For more information, please visit site at www.luc.edu.

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