CBA Ethics and Sustainability Series

Global Sustainability Summit

Every day, 5000 daily truckloads of food from farms to distribution centers are lost in the United States due to a fragmented agriculture and food supply chain. This disconnection from farm to table leads to production and consumption mismatches, food waste, and unnecessary expenditure of financial, human, and natural resources. California-based Agtools provides game-changing intelligence to reunite the global food supply chain.


Join Agtools CEO and co-founder Martha Montoya and Carlos Londono, VP and Head of Supply Chain at Chipotle Mixican Grill, as they discuss Agtools, an end-to-end supply chain solution tailored to the agricultural and food industries. A Microsoft Machine Learning and AI Award Winner, Agtools is a worldwide SaaS platform gathering real-time government and institutional market data for more than 500 specialty crops commodities to provide up-to-the-moment statistics — like time, cost, supply, demand, alternatives, and more — so that supply chain stakeholders can better manage decisions such as forecasting and purchase orders, seeding, harvesting and delivery schedules.


There will be a pre-event dinner service from 5:20-6 p.m., and the summit will begin at 6:15 p.m. Attendees are required to pre-register and stay for the entire event.

Past Events

The College of Business Administration regularly organizes movies and presentations that highlight the role that businesses can take as a force for good in the global economy. The movie screenings are followed by a group discussion facilitated by special panelists with expertise in the practice areas.

  • As part of the 2023 CSJ Center Symposium and co-Sponsored by the Institute for Business Ethics and Sustainability, Tom Vozzo, CEO Homeboy Industries, will present the topic of his book "The Homeboy Way: A Radical Approach to Business and Life." Tom is a former senior executive from Aramark Corp. His book is a reflection on leadership and organizational life designed to impact lives as he has learned “The  Homeboy Way.”

    Leading with heart, authenticity and purpose, Thomas Vozzo provides a clear path to a new bottom line—including 55 rules to break—bringing the Homeboy Way to life as the perfect anecdote to the massive tidal currents of social injustice and inequities.

    Don't miss out on this enlightening and inspiring event!

  • The National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) reports that 99.76% of California is experiencing moderate to exceptional drought. California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains Watershed, which supplies water to more than 75% of California, has been neglected and mismanaged for decades, according to the Little Hoover Commission. Further compounding the issues is the climate crisis that has impacted the forest ecosystem and snowpack. 

    LMU’s Institute for Business ethics and Sustainability and the Center for Urban Resilience (CURes) organized a special screening of “California’s Watershed Healing” (view trailer), on 16th November, a documentary that sheds light on the current conditions of California’s forests and viable solutions that can be implemented immediately for sustainable land management and restoration of the Sierra Nevada Watershed. After the screening, executive director James Thebaut engaged in a panel discussion with audience Q&A.

    • James Thebaut, President and Founder, The Chronicles Group  
    • Doug Walters, Chief Sustainability Officer and Chief Resiliency Officer, City of Los Angeles
    • Eric Strauss, LMU President's Professor of Biology and Executive Director, Center for Urban Resilience



  • As sustainability becomes an urgent call to action, the entertainment industry has played an important role in not only raising awareness through storytelling but taking proactive steps to advance green production and become more green in its practices. 

    The Institute for Business Ethics and Sustainability presented "A Close Up on Sustainable Entertainment: Dialogue with Industry Leaders with Global Impact." On Wednesday, March 16. Zena Harris from Green Spark Group, Lydia Dean Pilcher from Green Production Guide, and Anna Jane Joyner from Good Energy Project shared the North American film industry's initiatives to raise awareness and reduce its carbon footprint.

    *This series ws part of the course curriculum for Globally Responsible Leadership For Sustainable Transformation, a graduate-level class collaboratively taught by 7 universities across the globe, and designed to accommodate the schedules of international participants.


  • Corporate Responsibility & Global Business - A conversation with Jennifer Leitsch, VP, Corporate Responsibility at CRBE

  • Discussion with Patrick Temple-West, journalist with Financial Times Moral Money series, which explores the fast-growing, international shift towards Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investing.

  • February 25, 2020 - Troubled Waters

    January 28, 2020 - MissRepresentation

    November 19, 2019 - Sustainable Alumni Businesses (presented in conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week)

    October 29, 2019 - The True Cost

    April 23, 2019 - A New Economy

    March 26, 2019 - Soufra

    February 26, 2019 - Drug Short

    January 22, 2019 - Payday

    November 27, 2018 - Cartel Bank

    October 23, 2018 - Backfired: When VW Lied to America