By Geoffrey on March 4, 2013
On the first Monday of each month Emerging Markets ESG publishes a special interview with an academic, expert or practitioner about a specific topic with relevance to environmental, social and/or governance (ESG) issues.
This month’s interview, the 12th in the special interview series, is about “Giving Voice to Values” and is with Mary C. Gentile, Director, Giving Voice to Values, and Senior Research Scholar, Babson College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, United States of America.
“Giving Voice to Values” (GVV) is a business curriculum launched by Aspen Institute and Yale School of Management, now based and supported at Babson College. “Giving Voice to Values” is a pioneering approach to values-driven leadership that has been featured in BizEd,Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, McKinsey Quarterly, Stanford Social Innovation Review and other publicationsand piloted in over 385 business schools and organizations globally. The book Giving Voice To Values: How To Speak Your Mind When You Know What’s Right is published by Yale University Press. (For details about the book, please click here.) Mary C. Gentile, PhD,is Director of “Giving Voice to Values” and Senior Research Scholar at Babson College. She is also a Senior Advisor to the Aspen Institute Business & Society Program and an independent consultant. Previously, Gentile was a faculty member and manager of case research at Harvard Business School. While at Harvard Business School (1985-95), Gentile was one of the principal architects of the innovative educational program, Leadership, Ethics and Corporate Responsibility. Gentile co-authored Can Ethics Be Taught? Perspectives, Challenges, and Approaches at Harvard Business School(with Thomas R. Piper and Sharon Parks, Harvard Business School Press, 1993, translated into Hungarian and Japanese). Other publications include Differences That Work: Organizational Excellence through Diversity; Managing Diversity: Making Differences Work; Managerial Excellence Through Diversity: Text and Cases, as well as numerous articles, cases, and book reviews in publications such as Academy of Management Learning and Education, BizEd, CFO, Harvard Business Review, The Journal of Human Values, Risk Management, Stanford Social Innovation Review and Strategy+Business. Gentile served as Content Expert for the award-winning interactive CD-ROM, Managing Across Differences (Harvard Business School Publishing 1996). Gentile holds a bachelor’s degree from The College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, VA) and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo.