Markkula Center of Applied Ethics

Ethics Roundtable: When Products Go Wrong

Greg Steltenpohl, chair of Odwalla Inc., will address the question, "What Do We Do When Products Go Wrong?" at the next Ethics Roundtable for Executives on Sept. 25 at Santa Clara University.

Steltenpohl, whose company had to deal with the contamination of its apple juice by deadly E. coli bacteria last year, will be joined in his presentation by Kirk Hanson, director of the Sloan Program at Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a member of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics Advisory Board.

The Ethics Roundtable for Executives brings together CEOs, company presidents, and other business leaders to discuss the ethical dilemmas that confront them in the workplace. At the first roundtable in May, A.C. "Mike" Markkula Jr., co-founder and vice chair of Apple Computer and Manuel Velasquez, Dirksen Professor of Business Ethics at SCU, discussed "How Do We Deal Ethically With Sexual Harassment?"

Future topics include:

How Do We Define Ethical Business Standards for Overseas Operations?

  • Stan Raggio, senior vice president, sourcing and logistics, The Gap Inc.
  • Karen Musalo, Director, International Human Rights and Migration Project, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

Am I Responsible for the Unethical Behavior of My Employees?

  • Michael Hackworth, CEO, Cirrus Logic
  • Thomas Shanks, S.J., Executive Director, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

For information about joining the Ethics Roundtable for Executives, please contact us. This program is sponsored in part by the James S. Kemper Foundation.