"Profits with Principles: Seven Strategies for Delivering Value with Values"
Posted 10.25.05In today’s trust-starved world of business scandals and collapses, global capitalism is put to a new test. Is it possible to operate an enterprise with elevated purpose, integrity and transparency, while still delivering financial results? Ira Jackson and Jane Nelson offer an unequivocally affirmative answer to this question in their 2004 Profits with Principles: Seven Strategies for Delivering Value with Values published by Currency Doubleday.
Video Gives Shaktii Project Global Exposure
Posted 10.25.05While filming the tsunami efforts of Care International in India, producer Linda Gerber agreed to interview the head of Hindustan Lever's Shakti Project in Mumbai for The Center for B·A·W·B. She was so intrigued that her interview developed into a full-fledged video of the Shaktii women and the villagers they service.
B·A·W·B Summit Seeks to Transform Management Curriculum
Posted 10.19.05The Center for B·A·W·B in conjunction with the Aspen Institute's Teaching Innovation Project (TIP) will host a summit, entitled The Future of Management Education at the Intersection of Business and Society, to change the face of management curriculum at Weatherhead October 19-21, 2005, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Case's Thwing Student Center. Read more for information on how to sign up for this exciting event!
Summit Joins Business Leaders and Educators in Transforming Management Education
Posted 10.19.05Is it possible for businesses to act for the greater good while building the bottom line? Isn't management education a matter of world affairs? The Center for B·A·W·B in conjunction with the Aspen Institute's Teaching Innovation Project (TIP) will host a summit to change the face of management curriculum at Weatherhead October 19-21, 2005, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Case's Thwing Student Center.
Interface Climbs The 7 Faces of Mount Sustainability
Posted 10.19.05Ray Anderson, CEO of Interface, one of the world's largest commercial carpeting manufacturers, told 140 B·A·W·B Summit participants that his company is climbing the Seven Faces of Mount Sustainability one face at a time and they are 40% of the way to the top.
Panelist, Jim Walsh, Provides Insights on Management Education's Future
Posted 10.19.05Jim Walsh, the Gerald and Esther Carey Professor of Management in the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, participated in an October 20th panel discussion at the Center for B·A·W·B’s recent summit, The Future of Management Education at the Intersection of Business and Society: Designing a School within the School for Business as an Agent of World Benefit. Walsh lent his thoughts to a crowd of 140 attendees on the direction management education must look to in the future.
Successful B·A·W·B Summit Energizes Participants
Posted 10.19.05"The Future of Management Education at the Intersection of Business and Society:Designing the School Within the School for Business as an Agent of World Benefit", a three day summit hosted by B·A·W·B, was held October 19-21 using the Appreciative Inquiry technique to rethink and recreate management education to include corporate social responsibility and sustainability issues.
Business as an Agent of World Benefit - A Call of Our Time
Posted 10.17.05"Business as an Agent of World Benefit: A Call of Our Time" is the first event in a series of breakfasts at the Weatherhead School of Management. Dr. David Cooperrider, Professor of Organizational Behavior, co-creator of Appreciative Inquiry and founder of The Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit, will raise important questions about the role of business in society.
Research Cafe Sparks New Thinking on Business and Society
Posted 10.12.05Designed to spark new thinking around business and society research areas, the Center for B·A·W·B kicked off its Green Mountain Research Cafe series on Wednesday, September 14th in the Center's new space in Room 208 of the Peter B. Lewis Building. The first Research Cafe on "Profits and World Benefit: What is the Role and Opportunity for Business in Society" was hosted by doctoral student Nadya Zhexembayeva.
Research Cafe on Sustainable Entrepreneurship A Big Success
Posted 10.12.05It was standing room only for the October 12th B•A•W•B Green Mountain Research Café as the crowd of Case faculty and students focused on a lively panel presentation and discussion about “Innovative Strategies in Global Sustainability Entrepreneurship” facilitated by Dr. David Bright, a research fellow with The Center for B•A•W•B.
Coffee Tasting Draws Large Case Crowd
Posted 10.7.05As part of Fair Trade Month, B·A·W·B partnered with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, International Paper, and Net Impact to host a taste test for a new line of biodegradable products in development at International Paper. The event, held at the Key Café in the Peter B. Lewis building, drew an exceptionally large crowd.
B•A•W•B Brazil Conference
Posted 10.6.05Eight hundred people gathered on October 6th in the exhibition hall of the Federation of Industry for the State of Parana (F.I.E.P.) in Brazil for the third B·A·W·B -- Brazil conference. This year the conference broadened beyond the state of Parana to include all of Brazil. F.I.E.P. president Rodrigo Loures, opened the conference and introduced Judy Rodgers, Executive Director of The Center for B·A·W·B. F.I.E.P. is the oldest B·A·W·B partner, beginning in the pilot period of the World Inquiry in 2002. This year, over 150 stories of business-and-society innovation poured in from all over Brazil.
Net Impact Hosts a Fair Trade Farmer, Jovanny Coronel
Posted 10.6.05Supporting Fair Trade month, Net Impact hosted an October 6th presentation featuring keynote speaker, Jovanny Coronel, a farmer from Ecuador. Mr. Coronel is the Treasureer of the Asociacion de Perquenos Productores Bananeros “El Guabo,” a 350-member association of small-scale banana producers in southern Ecuador.
B·A·W·B Brazil Planning Dynamic Annual Conference
Posted 10.5.05Curitiba, Brazil, the capital of the state of Parana in Southern Brazil, will once again host the annual B·A·W·B conference, October 5-7, 2005. This third annual conference is entitled "Partnerships for Regional, Federal and Global Development". B·A·W·B Brazil's 3rd annual conference has big footsteps to follow coming in the wake of two very successful prior annual conference events.