Category Archives: Events & Activities

IBiS-related events and activities of our stakeholder groups

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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Teaching Business Ethics Through the Lens of the Holocaust

Professor Mary Gentile Co-Leads Business School Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics

“Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future.”
~ Elie Wiesel, Nobel Laureate & Holocaust Survivor

 
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UVA Darden Strategic CFO Roundtable Tackles Impact of Trump Administration First 100 Days on Business and Society

by Laura Hennessey Martens

Chief financial officers from leading companies in the Washington, D.C., region had a robust discussion about the first 100 days of the Trump administration and its impact on business, the economy and society during a recent Strategic … Continue reading

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Darden Net Impact Week Highlights the Role Business Can Play in Improving the World

By Alice Cassin and Shilpa Muralidaran
How can we use business as a force for good? That was the question posed to the University of Virginia Darden School of Business community during Net Impact Week, held this April.
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Professor Bobby Parmar and Darden MBA Students Help Henley Middle School Students Discover Both the Challenges, and the Sweet Rewards, of Business

By Jenny Mead
Approximately 40 Darden School second year MBA students went back to middle school recently. Sixth grade, to be exact.
In a scenario of MBA student-turned instructor, the business students used the Darden case study method Tuesday to address the … Continue reading

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Nelson County Middle School Students Visit UVA Darden School to Learn About Business in Society

By Tori Yang
The median age of the students at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business dropped precipitously on a recent March morning, as a group of seventh and eighth graders from nearby Nelson County Middle School stopped in … Continue reading

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The Value of a Tri-Sector Leadership Perspective: A Session with Shamina Singh, President of Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth

By Lisa Stewart
Prior to becoming a student at the UVA Darden School, Catherine Melsheimer served as a staff member in Congress and worked on political campaigns. Now in her second year of the MBA program, Catherine is a member of … Continue reading

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Professor Mary Margaret Frank Leads Discussions at 2017 Pay for Success and Social Impact Finance Conference

By Tori Schucheng Yang
How can Pay for Success models be used to improve project outcomes? And how can these public-private financing models help foster innovation and positively impact communities?
These were some of the questions discussed by state government officials, service … Continue reading

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Feminism and the Free Markets

By Maeve McGilloway and Alexandra Williams
What role can the free market play in women’s participation in society?
How have laws changed to encourage women’s participation in the labor market?
Are differences in outcomes the result of structural policy, or the individual choices … 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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