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News ELIZABETH BANKOWSKI LECTURES ON CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY AT THE MARLBORO COLLEGE GRADUATE CENTER, MAY 9

MARLBORO, VT – (May 1, 2008) – The Marlboro College Graduate Center will host a public lecture by former senior director of Ben & Jerry’s, Elizabeth Bankowski, on Friday, May 9 at 5:00 p.m.

Entitled Doing Good by Doing Good: Making the Business Case for Social and Environmental Responsibility, Bankowski will talk about the challenges of integrating corporate responsibility with business strategy and day-to-day operations, focusing on the role of those who will have this responsibility in their workplaces, as well as the need for systems and practices that assure transparency, credibility and measurement.

Bankowski was one of the first executives in a public company to hold a position with broad responsibility for corporate social and environmental responsibility. While at Ben & Jerry's from 1991 through 2001, she was involved with the start-up of the national organization Businesses for Social Responsibility and served on the board of The Social Venture Network, a national organization of entrepreneurs and philanthropists. Currently she is working with New Chapter, a Brattleboro-based, national vitamin and supplements company.

This lecture is part of the college’s monthly lecture series for its MBA in Managing for Sustainability program. All presentations are free and open to the public.

The Marlboro College Graduate Center is located at 28 Vernon Street in Brattleboro, Vermont. For more information, contact the Marlboro College Public Relations department at 802-251-7644 or pr@marlboro.edu.

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