The M&I Center for Business Ethics supports an educational framework that engages Lubar students in serious thought about issues of ethics and ethical ideals that they can apply as business leaders and professionals.

Fostering enhancement of the business ethics curriculum, experiential student learning, and recognition of individuals who manage with integrity, the M&I Center is committed to the promotion of business ethics as critical to the success of the market-driven economy.

Symposium Series on Corporate Governance: Emerging Trends in Corporate Governance

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 –  11:30am-1:30pm
Pfister Hotel
Lunch will be provided.

Corporate governance continues to be an important topic and the focus of significant interest and debate. Two decades of governance reforms and public debate on the roles, responsibilities, and balance of power among executives, directors, and shareholders, have not quelled concerns about corporate accountability, and have raised questions about one-size-fits all, check-the-box approaches to corporate governance. Given the pivotal role of publicly traded firms in the U.S. economy and the continuing decline in their numbers, “getting governance right” for the long-term prosperity of the enterprise transcends the interests of the shareholders and stakeholders of individual corporations. This symposium series will focus on the role of corporate governance for the long-term success of the enterprise.

The inaugural symposium of this series begins with a keynote presentation on emerging trends in corporate governance by Eileen Cohen, Managing Director and Chair of the North America Governance Committee at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, Inc. It will be followed by remarks and discussion by a distinguished panel of five Milwaukee business leaders, comprised of: Gale Klappa, Chairman and Retired CEO of WEC Energy Group (Panel Moderator); Sheldon Lubar, Founder and Chairman of Lubar & Co.; Todd Teske, Chairman, President and CEO, Briggs & Stratton; Gail Lione, Senior Counsel, Dentons, Senior Fellow, Governance Center of The Conference Board, and former Executive VP, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Harley-Davidson; and Ajita Rajendra, Chairman, President and CEO,  A. O. Smith Corporation.

Eileen Cohen has served as Managing Director for J.P. Morgan Asset Management since 2001. At JP Morgan, she is Chair of the North America Governance Committee and leads the firm’s corporate engagement activities.  Ms. Cohen is also a Senior Client Portfolio Manager and an expert in investment consulting, portfolio management, and financial communications. Previously, she was a partner at Invesco, formerly Chancellor Capital, where she served as Portfolio Manager, Head of Asset Allocation and Head of Client Services.

Ms. Cohen is a frequent speaker on environmental, social and governance issues. She has authored numerous articles on investing and serves as a mentor in the Executive-On-Campus program at Baruch College. She is a board member and Chair of the Audit Committee of The National Grid Foundation, and past member of the advisory council of SASB (Sustainability Accounting Standards Board). She is currently serving as a member of the EEI ESG/Sustainability Investor Group.

Ms. Cohen completed her BA in economics at Queens College and MBA in finance and economics at Baruch College.

Registration is now closed. Please contact Debbie Roy 414-229-3824 with any questions.

Business Ethics week
April 10 – April 14, 2017

Business Ethics Case Competition

The Lubar School’s Business Ethics Case Competition offers Lubar School of Business students an interactive opportunity to challenge your moral reasoning, develop your understanding of the importance of business ethics, and compete for cash awards.  Student teams collaboratively analyze a thought-provoking case and then present your recommendations to a panel of experienced business educators and professionals.

Business Ethics Luncheon/Lecture

Friday, April 14, 2017 – 11:30am – 1:30pm,
Zelazo Center, Rm. 250
Lunch will be provided.

Giving Voice To Values: The “How” of Values-Driven Leadership Development. Dr. Gentile will share a ground-breaking new approach to preparing business managers and leaders for values-driven decision making. Drawing on both the actual experience of business practitioners as well as cutting edge research, GIVING VOICE TO VALUES (GVV) fills a long-standing and critical gap in our understanding of how to enable ethical practice. To RSVP and read more…

Great Journeys: An Inspirational Series

The Great Journeys series emphasizes the values of business integrity, ethics, and social responsibility. Featuring exceptional “role model” business and community leaders who share the guiding values, transforming influences, successes, and challenges in their lives, the series inspires the next generation to embark on their own “great journeys.”

Scheduled programs will be featured on the Lubar School’s Upcoming Events page.

Past speakers have included:

Sheldon B. Lubar, Chairman and Foundation, Lubar & Co., Inc.
Stephen Marcus, Chairman, The Marcus Corporation
Stephen A. Roell, Chairman, President & CEO, Johnson Controls, Inc.
Timothy W. Sullivan,  President & CEO, Bucyrus International
Dennis J. Kuester, Retired Chairman, Marshall & Ilsley Corporation

For More Information

(414) 229-4235