Gourlay Business Breakfast

The warden of Trinity College, Professor Ken Hinchcliff, and the Gourlay family have pleasure inviting you to the annual Gourlay Business Breakfast. This is a free event.

With certain practices of the big banks under scrutiny from the Royal Commission, and companies such as Facebook under fire for privacy breaches, it’s a timely question to ask – can business be ethical?

At this year’s Gourlay breakfast, we put this issue to the experts, who will deliver informed opinions about the integrity of today’s business world. The panelists will focus on the Australian landscape and discuss why businesses act in a way that many see as unethical, considering that Australian banks, for example, generally rank highly on domestic and international indices of corporate social responsibility.


Date: Friday 19 October 2018

Time: 7.15-9.30am

RSVP: Online here

Dress Code: Business attire

Enquiries: E: events@trinity.unimelb.edu.au T: +61 407 024 613


Our high-profile panelists include:

Professor Dirk Matten

Gourlay Visiting Professor of Ethics in Business
Professor at the Schulich School of Business at York University, Toronto, Canada
Visiting Professor at the University of London, the University of Nottingham and Sabancı University in Istanbul

Steven Münchenberg 

Managing Director at Blackhall & Pearl
Director of Futureye and The Big Issue, Australia
Former CEO of the Australian Bankers Association

Professor Paul Kofman

Dean of Faculty of Business and Economics, and Sidney Myer Chair of Commerce, University of Melbourne
Co-author (with Clare Payne) of A Matter of Trust: The Practice of Ethics in Finance

The panel will be moderated by Ali Moore, freelance broadcaster and journalist with over 25 years’ experience and a Vice-Chancellor's Fellow at the University of Melbourne, working with Asialink.

It’s sure to be an interesting discussion so we hope to see you there.

The Gourlay Business Breakfast forms part of the Gourlay Professorship of Ethics in Business program supported by the Gourlay charitable trust. The program was established by John Gourlay, a Trinity alumnus and passionate advocate for ethical business practices.


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