Business and Society Program

On Our Radar

Call for Nominations 

The deadline to nominate is February 15, 2016.

We are looking for exceptional business professionals (intrapreneurs) recognized as top talent in their companies. Successful candidates will have demonstrated passion and capacity for working at the intersection of business growth and positive social and environmental change. Most will work in core business functions within their companies: finance, marketing, design, leadership and organizational development, etc. We are always looking for candidates from diverse backgrounds in terms of industry, functional responsibility, race, religion, gender and location.

Candidates must be nominated by peers, leaders in their industry or our academic partners. (Self-nominations are not accepted.) Questions?Please contact:


Open Applications

Applications are due on February 1, 2016.

The Foundation for Enterprise Development is pleased to announce a new topic area for its sponsored annual award program with the Academy of Management.  Scholars with interest in the mechanisms and learnings from broad-based employee/worker ownership that advance more workforce financial inclusiveness, ownership, and participation in digital-based “gig” business are encouraged to respond.  This award program is to identify innovative research in management or management-related disciplines that considers high-impact ideas in the context of business and society’s needs for employee empowerment, participative workforces, and wealth creation through broad-based equity and profit-sharing mechanisms.  For information regarding eligibility, criteria and the nomination process, read more here

  • Echoing Green is now accepting applications for its Direct Impact board leadership program. This is an experiential program meant to prepare exceptional young business leaders for high-impact nonprofit board service.

Applications are due on January 31, 2016 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Each cohort is comprised of a diverse group of young private sector leaders who have been identified as rising stars within their sector or corporation. Participants have over seven years of professional experience, are committed to social change, and are seeking nonprofit board participation. For additional information and to apply, please click here. Questions? Please contact:

Call for Contributions 

Proposals are invited for concise (150 pages average length) business education books geared to the undergraduate, MBA and executive education markets.  Interested authors are invited to discuss their ideas with Mary Gentile,


On-Line Resources 

The award-winning video series Ethics Unwrapped, produced by the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin, is an innovative resource in ethics education. With a focus on behavioral ethics, and more than thirty videos with teaching notes, this FREE series is available online for educators and students in high school, college or the workplace. Recent additions include a video series on values-driven leadership based on the book Giving Voice to Values by Mary Gentile. 



Changing Your Company from the Inside Out: A Guide for Social Intrapreneurs (Gerald f. Davis and Christopher J. White; March 2015)

Corporate Diplomacy: Building Reputations and Relationships with External Stakeholders (Witold J. Henisz; April 2014)

The Sustainable MBA: A Business Guide to Sustainability (Giselle Weybrecht; December 2013)

Owning Our Future: The Emerging Ownership Revolution (Marjorie Kelly; Berrett-Koehler; June 2012)

The Shareholder Value Myth: How Putting Shareholders First Harms Investors, Corporations, and the Public (Lynn Stout; Berrett-Koehler; May 2012)

Making Good: Finding Meaning, Money, and Community in a Changing World (Billy Parish and Dev Aujla; Rodale; March 2012)

Evolutions in Sustainable Investing: Strategies, Funds and Thought Leadership (Cary Krosinsky, Nick Robins, Stephen Viederman; Wiley Finance; December 2011)

Giving Voice to Values (Mary Gentile; Yale University; 2010)