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Rebecca Hruska '10

Marketing Manager for Dove Chocolate Discoveries

1) What are you doing now?

I am a marketing manager for Dove Chocolate Discoveries, a division of Mars, Inc. (the people who make America's favorite candy :) M&Ms, Snickers. etc.)

2) How do issues of ethics and values enter into your professional role?

Ethics and values enter my role quite a bit. As a chocolate company, there's an ever-present issue of health and education. There's also the issue of cocoa farming sustainability, so in all of our manufacturing and marketing decisions, we have to consider the impact of our business.

3) What societal ethics issues are most important for us to address and why? 

Sustainability is huge for me because most other issues become irrelevant if our planet is unable to sustain life (or we have increasing conflict, war, suffering over increasingly limited resources). Protecting the planet and being efficient in our allocation and use of all resources is paramount.