CEBC Hosts International Leadership Program

Visitors from Vietnam, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia learned about corporate responsibility and Minnesota’s role in business and community giving during their stop at the Center for Ethical Business Cultures, part of the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business. The eight rising professionals are touring the United States as part of the State Department’s “Women’s Role in Sustainable Development” program.

On September 3, the group, which included a public interest lawyer, representatives of a women’s union, an agricultural researcher and a commercial development specialist, met with CEBC’s David Rodbourne. He used the center’s research to explain the concept of corporate social responsibility, both in theory and in practice. The visitors also learned about the historical project the center is currently working on.

The Minnesota International Center’s International Visitor Leadership Program organized the event with CEBC, which has hosted other international visitors in the past. This program’s guests spend three weeks traveling to five U.S. cities, meeting with professional counterparts and experiencing American culture. The group spent three days in Minnesota in order to observe a variety of organizations.

The Center for Ethical Business Cultures has been affiliated with the University of St. Thomas, Opus College of Business since 1988. The center provides services to create business cultures that promote moral and beneficial business practices.