Annual Susilo Symposium

The Susilo Institute hosts an Annual Symposium that examines business ethics issues from a variety of stakeholder perspectives. This flagship event draws academics and practitioners from throughout the world who seek to explore and exchange ideas surrounding the role of ethics in a changing global economy.

The conference took place on June 28, 2019 at BU Questrom School of Business. Throughout the day, we had four keynote presentations, covering topics from behavioral economics for social good, to moral dilemmas in AI, to CSR, to social impact investing— all with an eye on the opportunities and challenges presented by digitization (such as privacy and financial inclusion and wellbeing). The keynotes were complemented by a moderated panel with industry experts and policy experts (ranging from BioPharma to FinTech to Digital Marketing to the Sharing Economy and changed employment and labor conditions), and structured breakout discussions, led by Susilo faculty, exploring relevant ethical issues in their respective industries. The day closed with a networking reception.

Keynote speakers included Dr. Edmond Awad from the Moral Machine project at the MIT Media Lab (focus: moral dilemmas of self-driving cars and differences across national cultures), Prof. Chiara Longoni from BU Questrom on Consumer Reluctance Toward Medical AI, Dr. Varun Gauri, co-director of the Mind, Behavior, and Development unit (eMBed) at the World Bank in DC (focus: behavioral science interventions for reducing poverty and increasing prosperity), and Sarah Drinkwater, Director of the Tech and Society Solutions Lab at Omidyar Network.

4th Annual Susilo Symposium
Theme: “Ethics at the Frontier of Technology
Date: June 28, 2019
Location: Boston University Questrom School of Business

2019 AGENDA 



For more information about past Susilo Symposia, please explore the links below.

  • 2018: Sustainability and Change – Challenges and Opportunities for Practitioners and Academics; hosted by Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management (Beijing, P. R. China)
  • 2017: Defining Global Ethics for the 21st Century Economy – New Realities for Businesses and Educators; hosted by Boston University Questrom School of Business (Boston, MA, USA)
  • 2016: Business Ethics in the Global Economy: East Meets West; hosted by the Finna Golf and Country Club (Prigen, East Java, Indonesia)