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Symposium Explores Sustainable Business: Beyond the Bottom Line

The inaugural Eugene P. Beard Symposium on Emerging Issues in Business Ethics presents Sustainable Business: Beyond the Bottom Line. This half-day symposium will focus on what it takes for a business to truly be sustainable and will address global, national and regional perspectives on best practices, financial implications and the ultimate role of a leader in growing and maintaining a sustainable business.

Highlights of Sustainable Business: Beyond the Bottom Line include:
*Opening Address, The Global Compact: Corporate Responsibility in Today's World, by Georg Kell, executive director of United Nations Global Compact, which is the world's largest global corporate citizenship initiative

*CEO Forum, Best Sustainability Practices: A Leader's Perspective, with moderator Sy Holzer, regional president of PNC Bank, and J. Brett Harvey, president and CEO of CONSOL Energy Inc.; David S. Shapira, chairman, CEO and president of Giant Eagle, Inc.; and John P. Surma, chairman and CEO of United States Steel Corporation.

*Investment Panel, Sustainable Investing: Show Me the Money, with moderator Cathy Gregg, partner at Treasury Strategies Inc., and Steven A. Baffico, director of U.S. Retail Group for BlackRock; Thomas M. Franks, principal at Emmanuel Capital Management LLC; and Steven D. Lydenberg, chief investment officer at Domini Social Investments, vice president of Domini Funds and founder of KLD Research & Analytics Inc.

*Lunch Keynote Address, Leading with Integrity: Lessons Learned from History, presented by Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, former chairman and CEO of CNN and former managing editor of Time Magazine.

Registration fees: $225 for professionals and $125 for academics.
Cost for the lunch only: $90 for professionals, $60 for academics or $750 per table of eight. For more information or to register, call 412.396.4005, e-mail beardcenter@duq.edu or visit business.duq.edu/sustainabilitysymposium.

Hosted by the John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business and the Beard Center for Leadership in Ethics.

WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 15, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Hilton Hotel, 600 Commonwealth Place, Pittsburgh

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. Duquesne, a campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, has been nationally recognized for its academic programs, community service and commitment to sustainability. Follow Duquesne University on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.