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Fordham Schools of Business Launch Summit on Trust in Business

Contact: Patrick Verel
(212) 636-7790

In response to the precipitous decline in public trust in business, Fordham’s Schools of Business have teamed up with industry partners to search for solutions.

The Consortium for Trustworthy Organizations will kick off with a conference organized in conjunction with The Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics:

Summit on Restoring Trust in Business
Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012
8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
12th Floor Lounge, Lincoln Center Campus, 113 W. 60th St., New York, N.Y.

The conference will shine a global spotlight on the need to find workable solutions to the ongoing crisis in corporate trust.

The conference has support from a growing list of industry and business partners, including co-sponsors Cigna, Edelman, Ernst & Young LLP, and Towers Watson.

“We are now more than a decade post-Enron, and each day there is a new headline about a violation of trust,” said Robert Hurley, Ph.D., professor of management at Fordham and summit organizer.

“It is time that businesses and those that educate business people recognize that when surveys show that less than 15 percent of the public trusts business, we have a problem that requires action.”

The conference welcomes a roster of speakers from global companies, including GE, IBM, Cigna, Edelman, Ernst & Young, LLP, Towers Watson, The Business Roundtable Institute on Corporate Ethics, and The Rand Institute. It will feature faculty experts from Fordham, Columbia, Duke, Coventry, Queensland, and Singapore Universities.

Attendees will participate in plenary sessions and discussion tracks on trustworthy leadership, repairing trust, building trust through stakeholder communication, regulating distrust, and creating an ethical corporate culture.
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Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 15,100 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre at Heythrop College in the United Kingdom.

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