Washington Business Leaders to Discuss Double Bottom Line, March 15

March 08, 2010

Panel to Explore Making Business Profitable and Socially Responsible

WHAT: Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business will host a panel discussion about creating the double bottom line through businesses that are both financially profitable and socially responsible.

The panel includes Ted Leonsis, former AOL vice chairman and author of The Business of Happiness; Tom Adams, founder and CEO of Rosetta Stone; Donald Graham, chairman of the Washington Post Company; Sheila Johnson, co-founder of BET; and Joseph Robert, chairman and CEO of J.E. Robert Companies, Inc. The discussion will be moderated by Georgetown University President John DeGioia.

WHEN: Monday, March 15, 2010, 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business, 37th & O Streets, NW, Rafik B. Hariri Building, 
Lohrfink Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

RSVP: The program is sold out. 

Media who are interested in covering the event should contact Teresa Mannix, director of media relations, at (202) 687-4080 or tmm53@georgetown.edu.

In The Business of Happiness, Ted Leonsis shares his life-long belief that success does not guarantee happiness, but that happiness can result in even more success. Through the book, Leonsis shares personal stories about his years as an Internet pioneer, an executive with AOL, and his more recent business ventures, including being owner of the Washington Capitals hockey team. As a part of his deep commitment to giving back, Leonsis has structured these companies around a “double bottom line” concept made up of both fiscal results and a positive impact on people and society, a principle that he believes has led his businesses to even more success. Throughout his career Leonsis also has found that people who are happy in business share six secrets to life and work that have increased their personal fulfillment and success, and he shares those through The Business of Happiness.

About Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business is a premier business school located at the center of world politics and business in Washington, D.C. Some 1,400 undergraduates, 1,000 MBA students, and 500 participants in executive education programs study business with an intensive focus on leadership and a global perspective. Founded in 1957, the business school today resides in the new Rafik B. Hariri Building, a state-of-the-art facility that blends the tradition of Georgetown University with forward-thinking functionality. For more information about Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, visit http://msb.georgetown.edu.