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Conferences and Events
- Business and Society Leadership Summit - Filling the Governance Gap: Aligning Enterprise and Advocacy
February 27-28, 2014 | Evanston, IL | #CorpGovGap -- Register Now!
The Kellogg School of Management and the Aspen Institute are combining forces for a second year to explore these issues. The conference will bring together business leaders, NGOs, and academics to examine the consequences of global governance gaps and how corporations and NGOs are collaborating to address them.
More information about the conference agenda and speakers is available online.
March 2, 2014 | 10:30-11:30AM | Aspen, CO -- RSVP Now! Book signing to follow.
Charles Duhigg is a reporter for the New York Times. He is also the author of The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business. This book, which explores the science of habit formation in our lives, companies and societies, was on the New York Times bestseller list for over 60 weeks. Charles won the Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting in 2013 for his series, “The iEconomy,” which focused on Apple and its role in the global economy.
- Social Intrapreneurship: Keeping Your Day Job and Finding Meaning in Your Work (Part of the series, Aspen at Roosevelt House)
March 11, 2014 | 6:00-7:00PM | New York, NY -- RSVP Now!
Speakers: Dawn Baker, Director, Corporate Strategy Development, Dow Chemical; Manoj Fenelon, Director of Foresight, Global Beverage Group, PepsiCo Inc.; John Renehan, Power and Water Strategic Initiatives Manager, GE; Moderated by: Heidi Moore, US Finance and Economics Editor, The Guardian
In this session participants will have an opportunity to hear from Aspen Institute First Mover Fellows. These individuals are accomplished business professionals who are imagining and implementing new products, services, and management practices within their companies that lead to greater integration of social and environmental impacts into core strategic priorities. The reception will take place from 5:30-6:00 pm and the discussion will take place from 6:00-7:00 pm.
Fellows will speak about their leadership journeys — challenges and triumphs — and why they see for-profit business as a powerful force for positive change and a platform for tackling some of our most challenging social and environmental problems.
Request for Submissions
The United Nations Global Compact’s Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative and Giving Voice To Values (GVV) are offering a $10,000 award for an outstanding GVV-Style Case on Anti-Corruption. The case competition will be managed by the North American Case Research Association (NACRA). Cases submitted for the award and judged acceptable will be presented at NACRA’s 2014 annual meeting in Austin, Texas, on October 23 – 25, 2014. The award will be given to the case submitted for review which is judged to be the most outstanding GVV-style case on anti-corruption. Cases may not be previously published. Deadline for case submission is June 13, 2014.
For more information please read the detailed case competition call.
Call for Contributions
- The Giving Voice to Values Book Collection on Business Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility (Mary Gentile, Babson College and Business Expert Press)
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, Mgentile3@babson.edu.
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.
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)
oikos Case Quarterly: Food Industry (Issue 12, December 2013)