Annual Susilo Symposium

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  • Expert Panel

  • Susilo Co-Directors

  • Finna Huang

  • Donor Harry Susilo, Dean Susan Furnier

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 symposium alternates between Boston and an international location. The 2020 conference has been postponed due to the pandemic. We are planning to hold the next one in June 2021 in Asia. Details to follow. 

The 2019 conference focused on “Ethics at the Frontier of Technology” and 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 well-being). 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. Organizations included MIT Media Lab, World Bank, Omidyar Network, Eastern Bank, Kununu, US Department of Labor, Obama Administration.




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)