Business and Society Program

BSP Logo Aligning Business with the Long-term Health of Society 

Established in 1998 and building on over 60 years of Aspen Institute programming, the Aspen Institute Business & Society Program helps established and emerging business leaders put values at the heart of practice. Through dialogue, research, and outreach, Aspen BSP creates opportunities for executives and educators to explore new routes to business sustainability and values-based leadership. Visit the About Us page for more information.

Judy SamuelsonJudith Samuelson, Executive Director

Judy created the Business and Society Program, an independently supported program at the Aspen Institute, in 1998. Aspen BSP respects the power of business to shape the long-term health of society and works to align business decisions with the public good.

Click here to read Judy's blog at the Huffington Post and follow her on Twitter @JudySamuelson.

5 Ways to Move Your Organization to Next-Stage Sustainability

Part of Voices, a periodic series reflecting the expertise of the Aspen Business & Society Leaders Forum. In this inaugural post, we share insights from top sustainability strategists who are helping their companies move beyond incremental change — to addressing global social and environmental issues at a systems level.  Click the link/photo above to read more. 

BSP Calendar of Events2015 Calendar of Events

Take a closer look at the year ahead for the Business and Society Program. We are investing in public programs and private dialogues that put ethical, responsible and environmentally sound business decisions front and center in business education, business practice and public consciousness.

CVSG What We're ReadingCorporate Values Strategy Group: What We're Reading - June/July 2015

In this edition, we revisit the topic of executive compensation in light of new proposed SEC rules on executive pay disclosure. Also of note, new voices and new academic research on short-termism that caught our eye.  Enjoy!

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