Boston University Lectures To Feature Entrepreneur Thomas Chappell And Philanthropist Steven Rockefeller

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(Boston, Mass.) – The Institute for Philosophy and Religion at Boston University will host Thomas Chappell, co-founder and CEO of Tom’s of Maine and founder of the Saltwater Institute, and Steven C. Rockefeller, Professor Emeritus of Middlebury College and Chairman of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, on March 3 and 17 respectively.

As part of the Institutes thirty-fifth lecture series, Chappell’s “Responsibility and Accountability in Values-Centered Leadership” and Rockefeller’s “ecological and Social Responsibility: The Making of the Earth Charter” will explore “responsibility,” as it pertains to one’s own identity, the environment, political decisions, and historical texts.

Mr. Chappell is a member of the Advisory council for the Center for the Study of Values in Public Life at Harvard Divinity School and the Nature Conservancy of Maine. He has written two books, The Soul of a Business: Managing For Profit And The Common Good (Bantam, 1996) and Managing Upside Down: The Seven Intentions of Values-Centered Leadership (William Morrow, 1999).

Mr. Rockefeller is the author of John Dewey: Religious Faith and Democratic Humanism (Columbia, 1991), and Spirit and Nature: Why the Environment is a Religious Issue (Beacon, 1991). He was Chair of the Drafting Committee for the Earth Charter, which presents a series of fundamental moral and ethical principles for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society.

The lectures are free and open to the public. A complete schedule of the lecture series is available at: For more information, contact 617/353-3067 or

March 3 at 5 p.m. – Thomas Chappell
“Responsibility and Accountability in
Values-Centered Leadership”

March 17 at 5 p.m. – Steven C. Rockefeller
“Ecological and Social Responsibility:
The Making of the Earth Charter”

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