Author Gunther to Speak on "Compassionate Capitalism"

By Arthur Page

Release Date: February 7, 2007

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Author Marc Gunther will discuss "compassionate capitalism" on March 27.

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Author Marc Gunther will speak on "Compassionate Capitalism: How Corporate America is Changing for the Better" at 7:30 p.m. March 27 in the Screening Room in the Center for the Arts on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus.

Sponsored by the University at Buffalo School of Management and the UB Law School, Gunther's visit is the second annual event in the Gerald S. Lippes Speaker Series.

A senior writer at Fortune magazine and a columnist for CNNMoney.com, Gunther writes about the impact of business on society. He is the author of several books, including "Faith and Fortune: How Compassionate Capitalism is Transforming American Business" (Crown Business, 2004).

Gunther also has written about CEO Jeff Immelt's efforts to reshape the values of General Electric, the greening of Wal-Mart, the rise of corporate social responsibility, globalization, the environmental movement, corporate governance, AIDS and gay rights in corporate America.

Before joining Fortune in 1996, Gunther worked for more than 20 years for newspapers including The Paterson (N.J.) News, The Hartford Courant, The Detroit News and The Detroit Free Press.

He has appeared on NBC, ABC, PBS, CNN and NPR and speaks at conferences, corporate events and colleges. Gunther is a graduate of Yale University, where he majored in English.

Gunther's talk from 7:30-8:30 p.m. will be followed by a question-and-answer session and a book signing. It will be free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dorothy Siaw-Asamoah at 716-645-3204 or dasamoah@buffalo.edu.

The Gerald S. Lippes Speaker Series focuses on current issues and topics related to business and finance. The series is part of a larger effort to foster an integrated understanding of the worlds of business and law, and to encourage a collaborative dialogue between business and legal professionals. Funding for the series is provided through the generous support of Gerald S. Lippes.