The Third Annual Symposium of Harry Susilo Institute for Ethics in the Global Economy Held


From June 9 to June 10, 2018, the third Annual Symposium of Harry Susilo Institute for Ethics in the Global Economy, co-organized by Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management (Tsinghua SEM), Boston University Questrom School of Business and Harry Susilo Institute for Ethics in the Global Economy was held at Tsinghua SEM. With the theme “Sustainability and Responsibility: Navigating Creative Routes”, the symposium saw more than 200 business managers and college scholars from all over the world jointly discussing the responsibilities of companies and entrepreneurs in a highly connected world, and how to respond to future challenges and to build a better tomorrow for sustainable development.


Professor YANG Bin, Vice President of Tsinghua University, Professor QIAN Xiaojun, Associate Dean of Tsinghua SEM, Professor Kenneth Freeman, Allen Questrom Professor and Dean in Management of Boston University Questrom School of Business, and Mr. Harry Susilo, Founder and Co-Chairman of Harry Susilo Institute for Ethics in the Global Economy and Founder of Sekar Group, attended the forum.


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Professor YANG Bin, Vice President of Tsinghua University


Professor YANG Bin noted that it was of great significance that the symposium focused on the frontiers and new challenges of ethics in business. He hoped that the urgent business ethics issues faced by Chinese companies in a globally interconnected world could be better resolved through discussions at the symposium.


Mr. Harry Susilo gave a presentation titled “Ties and Ethics in Family Business” in the plenary session to share his story and experience of starting a business. Mr. Jonathan Woetzel, Director of Mckinsey Global Institute, Dr. Nalin Kulatilaka, Professor in Boston University Questrom School of Business and Co-Director of Harry Susilo Institute for Ethics in the Global Economy, as well as Ms. LI Yinuo, Director of China Program in Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, gave keynote speeches. The forum also held two panel discussions on “Entrepreneurship: Passion and Responsibility” and “Corporate Responsibility: Challenges and Prospects”.


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Panel Discussions