The Moral Margins of Poverty and Prosperity
Nicholas Santos, S.J.
May 2, 2017 | 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
St. Clare Room, Harrington Learning Commons
What are fair and just business practices when engaging with impoverished populations? This lecture will explore the integrative justice model (IJM), an ethical framework that provides guidelines for “fair” and “just” business involvement that can result in a win-win for all parties but particularly for the poor, counteracting the prevailing exploitation of impoverished and vulnerable groups.
Nicholas (Nicky) Santos, S.J. is a Assistant Professor of Marketing at Marquette University, a Jesuit priest, and co-director of the university’s social innovation initiative as well as co-chair of the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Global Campus initiative. He has degrees in philosophy, theology and business and has practical experience in both for-profit and non-profit organizations. After earning his Ph.D., he spent three years at Santa Clara as a post-doctoral fellow and visiting scholar at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, and program chair for the Global Social Benefit Incubator Network workshop and reviewer for the Global Social Benefit Fellowship with the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship. He was also involved with “Step Up Silicon Valley,” a Catholic Charities initiated campaign to end poverty in Silicon Valley, serving as the chair of the incomes issues group and then as the co-chair of the incubation committee. He has published widely in a number of business journals such as the Journal of Public Policy and Marketing, Journal of Business Ethics, Business & Politics, Journal of Macromarketing, Journal of Marketing Management as well as in mission related journals such as the Journal of Catholic Social Thought, Journal of Jesuit Business Education, and Journal of Management for Global Sustainability. He currently serves on the boards of Creighton University, Marquette University High School and the Colleagues of Jesuit Business Education.