In addition to the annual BE6 workshop, the Ted Rogers Leadership Centre sponsors the Business Ethics Speaker Series (BESS). Since its inception in 2012, the series has brought 4 to 5 speakers per term to Ryerson.
The Business Speaker Series in on hiatus for the winter 2021 term.
BESS takes a big-tent approach to business ethics. Our speakers are academics, practitioners or both, speaking on a very wide range of topics — everything from corporate governance to product-labeling to diversity in the boardroom.
The talks are open to the public. And while the bulk of the audience consists usually of TRSM students and faculty, everyone is welcome.
– Leanne Nicolle: The Power of Values in Leadership
- Leo Groarke (Trent University): Dissecting Images
- Alison Kemper (TRSM – Entrepreneurship and Strategy): Free, Prior, and Informed Consent
- Joel Lexchin (York University): Big Pharma and the Canadian Medical Profession – Too Close for Comfort
- Leanne Nicolle (CEO – Big Brothers Big Sisters Toronto): Leadership in the Times of #MeToo
- Soussana Karas (Electrical Safety Authority): Providing Guidance or Playing Cath-Up: The Challenge of Regulating Disruptors
- Aaron Ancell (University of Toronto): To Nudge or Not to Nudge
- Fei Song (TRSM -HRM/OB): The Good and Bad of Generosity
- Sonya Graci (TRSM – HTM): Examining Best Practices in Sustainable Indigenous Tourism Development in Canada
- Idil Boran (York University): The Role of Business in Global Climate Action
- Rupa Banerjee (TRSM – HR/OB): Do Large Employers Treat Minorities More Fairly?
- Sara Mojtehedzadeh (The Toronto Star): Undercover Among Temps
- Caroline Shenaz Hossein (York University): The Black Social Economy
- Daniel Robinson (University of Western Ontario): Health Marketing, Canadian Big Tobacco, and Ethical Quandary
- Andrea Benoit (University of Western Ontario): Ethical Practices, CSR, and the Case of M.A.C. Cosmetics
- Julia Nefsky (University of Toronto): One Burger Won’t Make a Difference
- Rahul Dhanda (T2 Biosystems): Ethics, Biotechnology, and Building a Business
- Ian Stedman (Osgoode Hall): Transparency, Accountability, and Trust
- Andreas T. Schmidt (Princeton/Groningen): Should the Government Manipulate People for Their Own Good?
- Jonathan Farrar (TRSM – Accounting): Get Even and Get Rich
- Dragana Bodruzic (University of Toronto): Corporate Social Responsibility in the Global South
- Mario Silva (Ryerson): Is there a Right to be Forgotten?
- Hamish van der Ven (Yale): Can Industry Self-Regulation be Credible?