|UNC Kenan-Flagler event to explore ‘Defying Sweatshops’ Jan. 27|
|Monday, January 24, 2011|
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School will host a discussion on Thursday (Jan. 27) titled “Defying Sweatshops: Can It Be Good Business?”
The Center for Sustainable Enterprise will present Joe Bozich, the founder, chief executive officer and chairman of Knights Apparel, in conversation with Kellie McElhaney, visiting adjunct professor at Kenan-Flagler, at 6 p.m. in Koury Auditorium.
Bozich, a Vanderbilt University graduate, has more than 20 years of manufacturing, sourcing, marketing and operations experience. He founded Knights Apparel in 2001, and today, along with Nike, is one of the two largest U.S. suppliers of college-licensed apparel. Ernst & Young named him the 2005 Entrepreneur of the Year for the Illinois region, and he serves on the Illinois Multiple Sclerosis Society’s board of trustees.
McElhaney, a UNC-Chapel Hill alumna, teaches a corporate social responsibility course at UNC Kenan-Flagler. She is the Margo N. Alexander Faculty Fellow in Corporate Responsibility and co-faculty director of the Center for Responsible Business at the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley
A 5 p.m. reception will precede the talk and is open to the public. Those who wish to attend should respond by email to
. Parking will be available in the business school parking deck. For more information, call (919) 962-3100.