Marjorie Kelly

Marjorie Kelly is a Senior Associate at Tellus Institute and co-founder of Corporation 20/20, a project to create the vision and chart the course for the future corporation. Kelly was also co-founder and editor of Business Ethics, a national magazine on corporate social responsibility she launched in 1987, read by opinion leaders in business, academia, and social investing. It is known for its annual listing of the “100 Best Corporate Citizens,” a ranking of Russell 1000 firms on how well they serve a variety of stakeholders. She is author of the book The Divine Right of Capital, published by Berrett-Koehler in 2001, which offers an analysis of the design of the corporate form, and explores ideas for a creating a more democratically responsible corporate design. Library Journal named it one of the best business books of the year. The book has been translated into three languages, and is used in numerous college classrooms. Kelly’s writings have appeared in publications such as the Harvard Business Review, Utne Reader, Chief Executive, Tikkun, E Magazine, YES! Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, and St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Kelly has been a member of the Steering Committee of the Strategic Corporate Initiative sponsored by Corporate Ethics International, and the Advisory Board for Citizens for Corporate Responsibility in Minnesota, as well as seving on advisory boards for the International Institute for Corporate Governance and Accountability at George Washington University Law School, the Capital Ownership Group, and the Citizen Works Corporate Reform Commission. Kelly holds a Master’s in Magazine Journalism from the University of Missouri.

Note: This event is co-sponosored with the Alexa Fullerton Hampton Speaker Series: Voice and Vision and Money Wise Women.