David’s background and experience
Speaking / About
Generally speaking, you are not learning much
when your lips are moving.
Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything
that can be counted counts.
Schwerin lectures at the Central
Party School; Beijing, China
Appearances and Interviews
August 2014, watch a provocative YouTube interview with David Schwerin on
Environmental Responsiblity in Business
2014 Newtown PA, designed and led a workshop on
Interview on Breakthrough Radio
Interviewed by The Journal of the China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong
Interviewed by The Xinhua News Agency
2012 Newtown PA, designed and led a workshop on
The Circle of Life
2012 The Dow Chemical Company, Spring House PA
"Leadership for Sustainable Growth"
Keynote Presentation to a meeting on
Green Development and Innovation
2012 Bangalore, India
"Enlightened Business Leadership in an Interconnected World"
Paper presented to:
“The Spiritual Challenge in Management”
A conference sponsored by
The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
in association with
The Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion
David interviewed by
The Times of India
2009 Chinese lecture tour
Keynote Speaker - Conference on Socially Responsible Business sponsored by the
Suzhou National Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone and Suzhou University
of Science and Technology
2007 Chinese lecture tour:
Co-host - Press Conference on China and The Environment - Beijing
Keynote Speaker - Conference on Socially Responsible Business - Tianjin
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Keynote Speaker - Conference on Ethics - Dalian
2005 Chinese lecture tour generates considerable interest:
The Development Center of the Chinese State Department
cites Schwerin's work on socially responsible business.
Articles published in the journals, Seeking Truth,
Marx and Reality and New China Digest.
A chapter on Schwerin's Conscious Capitalism is
included in Jinan University professor's new book.
Lecture at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences is
published in Social Science Abroad.
Guangming Daily, the second largest newspaper in
China, announces the Chinese publication of Conscious Globalism.
Book reviews appear in People.com, China Reading
Daily, Science Times and New Beijing Daily.
Enlightened Leadership for the 21st Century - Workshop, Philadelphia PA
Ervian K. Haub School of Business, St. Joseph's University
The Gathering Garden Center for Spiritual Life
Ecological Economics - What's wrong with the world and how to fix
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Global Education Motivators, Video Conference
AARP Idea Exchange, Washington DC
San Jose Rotary
Los Angeles Rotary
Pitzer College: Claremont CA
Barnes & Noble, Georgetown (Washington DC)
West Palm Beach Rotary
University of Pennsylvania Bookstore, Philadelphia, PA
Abington Free Library, Abington PA
Advertising Club of South Bend Indiana
Reception and Book Signing - Capitol Hill, Washington DC
Academy of Natural Sciences Townsquare
Sustainable Business Network Annual Conference
Ben Merens - Wisconsin Public Radio
Malvin Massey - WUMR, Memphis
AM TampaBay - WFLA
Mike McConnell - WLW Cincinnati
Late City Edition - WKCR New York
Thom Hartmann Show - Air America KPOJ Portland
JD Balart's American Radio Journal - Fox News Radio WMET Washington
Northland Notebook - WWJC Duluth
KCSR Chadron, NE
Sunday Morning Magazine - KRWM Bellevue WA
Paul Winkler - WLAC Nashville
Jim Lenz, WQUB (NPR) Quincy IL
WPRO Providence RI
Dayna Steele, BizRadio Network Houston/Dallas
Stu Taylor on Business - WBIX Boston
Money Matters - WBNW Boston
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David has spoken to dozens of business, academic and government audiences
throughout the U.S. and China. Topics include:
Enlightened Leadership for the 21st Century
What’s Wrong With the World and How To Fix It
Socially Responsible Business – Pragmatic Idealism at Work
Investing as if Your Life Depended on it
China – Colossus on a Tightrope
Green Marketing – Feel Better; Earn More
Business Ethics is Everybody’s Business
His presentations have been enthusiastically
received – participants find his talks thought-provoking and
Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your talk. Sharing your personal experiences was very helpful and your quick wit put everyone at ease. Thanks again.
Bill Kinney, Retired Executive, NCR Corporation
I cannot adequately express the impact of your workshop. Thank you so much for your efforts and illumination.
Thank you very much for speaking at our meeting. As I’m sure you could tell
from the positive reactions of the group, you were an unqualified hit.
Thank you for coming and presenting your economic views… The comments from
all who attended were most favorable and we wished we had more time to discuss them with
David E. Fisher, Service Corps of Retired Executives
I would like to thank you very much for a very interesting and thought provoking
presentation…I’m sure our members will view life’s events in a
Samuel R. Dugan, CFP, Vice President, Wheat First Union
Thanks for the wonderful presentation… It was fun to hear about the one
for all, all for one approach.
Peter J. Dawson, Leigh Photo & Imaging, Inc.
David’s background and experience
David A. Schwerin, Ph.D. is the author of Conscious
Capitalism: Principles for Prosperity (Butterworth-Heinemann 1998) and Conscious
Globalism: What’s wrong with the world and how to fix it (Digital Junction
Press 2005). Conscious Capitalism has been translated into Portuguese and
Chinese and is in its second printing in China. Conscious Globalism was
published in China in October 2005. In addition, he contributed to the anthology The
Bottom Line: Bringing Heart and Soul to Business.
David has over thirty years of business experience, beginning as a financial analyst
and senior investment officer with a large bank. He founded D J Investment Advisors, Inc.
and served as its President since 1976. David has taught economics on the college level
and has given expert witness testimony on financial matters. His articles have been
published worldwide and he has often been quoted in the press.
He received his undergraduate degree in Business, a MBA in Finance and a Ph.D. in
Religious Studies. David was awarded membership in Beta Gamma Sigma, national business
honor society and is a member of the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute and The
Sustainable Business Network. He has served as Chairman of the Pathwork Press and on
the boards of directors of a number of non-profit organizations. Currently David is a
member of the Advisory Board of the Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics, Erivan K.
Haub School of Business at St. Joseph's
University and President of the Institute for Ethical Awareness.
Dr. Schwerin has given lectures, presentations and radio and TV interviews throughout the
U.S. Between 2001 and 2009 he made five extended visits to China where he gave over three
dozen lectures in twelve cities. The lectures covered a variety of business
topics and were presented to political leaders, business executives and academic
audiences. In 2005 David helped establish and dedicated the Socially Responsible Business
Center at Tianjin University of Commerce where he currently serves as a visiting
professor. He is an editor of Seeking Truth, a widely read journal published by
Heilongjiang University in Harbin, China. In 2007, Schwerin was the featured speaker at a
press conference in Beijing and gave keynote speeches in Dalian and Tianjin on ethics and
the environment. In 2009 he was appointed an Honorary Director of the Corporate Social Responsibility Research Center at Suzhou University of Science and Technology and a guest professor at Tianjin Normal University.