Greed is Good...But Ethics are Better

Friday, September 24, 2010

The University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, well regarded for being ahead of the curve for teaching business ethics, hosted a screening of "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," starring Shia LeBeouf and Michael Douglas, two days before its official release.

The screening was attended by more than 150 University of St. Thomas business undergraduate and graduate students. Before the screening, Ron James, president and CEO of the Center for Ethical Business Cultures, and John Taft, CEO of RBC Wealth Management, led a conversation focused on business ethics then and now.

Learn more about the event on Opus Magnum, the UST MBA blog.

About the Panelists

Discussion participants included:

Ron James serves as president and CEO of the Center for Ethical Business Cultures (CEBC) at the University of St. Thomas. The center, founded in 1978, is an independent nonprofit 501(c)3 organization within the University of St. Thomas’ Opus College of Business. In addition, James teaches business ethics in the graduate programs at UST and the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. He was recognized in 2006 by the Society for Corporate Compliance and Ethics, receiving one of several international awards for “pioneering in the field of applied business ethics...focused on developing integrity and ethical behaviors in order to improve corporate citizenship and develop corporate culture.”

John Taft is CEO of RBC U.S. Wealth Management and chairman-elect of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), the leading securities industry trade group representing securities firms, banks, and asset management companies in the U.S. and Asia.

University of St. Thomas Press Release, 09/24/2010