1. The Ethical Bankruptcy: Good Business or Wishful Thinking?

Some of the most interesting issues in business responsibility are those that rarely involve the corporate responsibility departments – where corporate leaders make high stakes decisions that affect all stakeholders. We’re launching the podcast with one of the hardest decisions a leader will ever have to make – declaring bankruptcy. Joined by Bloomberg reporter Katherine Doherty, we’re breaking down the who, how and what of bankruptcy filings in the corporate sector and the ethical hot spots in the process. Where are the ethical issues of bankruptcy black and white? And where are they grey?

Our Guest Today:
Katherine Doherty, Bloomberg

ESG is becoming a hot topic in debt documents. And as more companies file for bankruptcy, ESG requirements may be more prominent in corporate restructuring.

-Katherine Doherty

Katherine Leigh Doherty is a journalist, performer and storyteller. She graduated from Brown University as a double major in American Studies and Theatre Arts.

As a journalist Katherine covers corporate restructurings for Bloomberg News in New York . She previously wrote for Reorg Research covering the distressed debt market, and for Bloomberg’s healthcare team covering pharmaceutical and biotech companies . In radio Katherine reported and produced stories for WBUR’s Radio Boston and Rhode Island Public Radio (RIPR), NPR. Katherine’s live newscasts were broadcast on 95.5 WBRU, Southern New England’s soft rock station. She conducted interviews for BBC News and WPRI Channel 12 CBS Television Broadcast Station in Providence.

Katherine discovered her knack for storytelling through the performing arts. In the fall of 2006, she made her professional stage debut in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Later that year, she originated the role of Jane Banks in Disney’s Mary Poppins on Broadway. Katherine was featured on Disney 365, giving a tour of the New Amsterdam Theatre. She returned to Broadway in the 2009 Tony Award winning Revival of A Little Night Music, starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury. She continued to participate in theatre and performance as part of Brown University’s All-Female A Capella Group, the Chattertocks, as well as campus theatre productions.

Born in Massachusetts, Katherine is an avid Boston sports fan. She sang the National Anthem and God Bless America for The New England Patriots, New England Revolution, Boston Red Sox and Boston Celtics.

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