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Past P3 Impact Award Winner, Microsoft, to Bring Internet Access to Two Million Rural Americans

By Laura Hennessey Martens
Recently, Microsoft announced plans to reach the 23.4 million rural Americans who currently to do not have access to the Internet, committing to provide broadband connectivity to two million under-served Americans over the next five years.
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Q & A With our Executive Director Joey Burton: Telling a Better Story About Business

New Institute for Business in Society Executive Director Joey Burton joined the University of Virginia Darden School of Business recently after 14 years at the University of Chicago, where he served the last three years as executive director of the … Continue reading

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Institute for Business in Society Welcomes New Executive Director, Joey Burton

The Institute for Business in Society is pleased to announce its new Executive Director, Joseph (Joey) Burton.
Burton arrives from the University of Chicago, where he led the research, operations and outreach efforts of two world-recognized centers over a span of … Continue reading

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Institute for Business in Society Introduces Mary Gentile, Creator and Director of Giving Voice to Values

The Institute for Business in Society recently welcomed educator and consultant, Mary Gentile, and her Giving Voice to Values (GVV) curriculum to the Darden School. Below is an interview with Professor Gentile about GVV, its approach, and what makes it … Continue reading

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P3 Impact Award Recognizes Leading Public-Private Partnerships That Improve Communities and the World

2016 Award Applications Now Open
The U.S. Department of State Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships, Concordia and the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Institute for Business in Society have opened applications for the third annual P3 Impact Award, which honors exemplary public-private partnerships … Continue reading

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This Year’s P3 Impact Award Finalists Illustrate How Public-Private Partnerships Are Improving Our World

 

Our world – and its challenges – are becoming increasingly more complex. From global warming and hunger to water scarcity and beyond, our planet faces critical issues that call for businesses, government and non-profits to solve them – together.
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The Business of Global Water Management in an Era of Climate Change

By Allison Elias, Research Associate, Institute for Business in Society (IBiS) and Erika Herz, Associate Director of Sustainability Programs
On Friday, March 21st, organizations from across the University Grounds came together in the Rotunda’s elegant Dome Room to host the U.Va. … Continue reading

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Reunion 2014: Alumni in Mission-Driven Careers Return to Darden

Guest post from Darden’s Associate Director of Sustainability Programs Erika Herz:
Darden’s largest ever Alumni Reunion took place this past weekend with over 800 attending.
Our Institute for Business in Society (IBiS) sponsored two events: 1) a pharmaceutical industry-focused case discussion integrating … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Co-CEO Walter Robb “elevates the community stakeholder”

In an event co-hosted by Net Impact at Darden and the Darden 2014 Leadership Speaker Series, Whole Foods Co-CEO Walter Robb addressed a packed Abbott Center Auditorium on January 22nd.  Robb credited IBiS Academic Director Ed Freeman, and his world-renowned concept of … Continue reading

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Senator Warner visits Darden, meets with IBiS elective class

On January 21st, Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) spent the afternoon at the Darden School of Business, meeting with administrators, faculty, and students as part of a trip to the region.  In particular, he met with IBiS Academic Director Mary Margaret Frank‘s students who … Continue reading

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