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John Bogle will discuss business ethics at Johnson, Nov. 11

11/10/2010

Founder of the Vanguard group will launch new speaker series on ethics and share his unique perspective with Johnson audience


John Bogle, Founder and former CEO of the Vanguard group will launch Johnson's new David J. BenDaniel Speaker Series in Business Ethics Thursday, Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. in room B09 of Sage Hall on the Cornell University Campus.  He will deliver a talk entititled "Ethical Principles/Ethical Principals"

Bogle founded the Vanguard Group mutual fund company in 1974 and made it into one of the world's largest and most respected fund sponsors. He pioneered the no-load mutual fund and championed low-cost index investing for millions of investors and created and introduced the first index fund, Vanguard 500, in 1976.

In his book Enough. True measures of money, business and life, Bogle says, "Corporate America is in dire need of leasders who will assume the responsibility of assuring that ethical principles permeate and dominate the culture of the coporate world."

    • Bogle distinctions:
  • -Named one of the "world’s 100 most powerful and influential people" by TIME magazine in 2004

    -Institutional Investor's Lifetime Achievement Award (2004)

    -Named one of the investment industry’s four "Giants of the 20th Century" by Fortune magazine in 1999

    -Awarded the Woodrow Wilson Award from Princeton University for "distinguished achievement in the Nation’s service" (1999)

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