Category Archives: Guest Posts

Posts from IBiS collaborators

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 Mary Gentile Named a Top Mind of 2017

By Dave Hendrick
Darden Professor Mary Gentile has added a new accolade to her list of awards and plaudits.

Gentile, author of the influential Giving Voice to Values curriculum, has been named one of Compliance Week‘s “Top Minds 2017,” a list that highlights … Continue reading

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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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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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Meet the 2016 P3 Impact Award Finalists

Our world is a dynamic, ever-evolving system of countries, economies, markets and people. In recent years, a rapidly expanding population and changing climate have presented a diverse and complex array of challenges in areas such as food security, public health … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Business Lessons from Behind Bars

Academic Director Gregory Fairchild recently presented a TEDxCharlottesville talk – The Questions that Got Me Into Prison.
Below is a related guest blog post from Tom Bandy, CEO of BandyWorks, winner of the 2010 University of Virginia Darden School Institute for Business … Continue reading

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Spent Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion on Financial Service Inclusion

Guest Post By Lauren Lehman, U.Va. Class of 2015
The Institute for Business in Society (IBiS) and the Net Impact club at Darden are co-hosting a screening of the documentary Spent: Looking for Change at 6pm on November 9 at the … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Scandinavia and US Business: Is Mutual Imitation a Good Idea?

By Robert Strand
I am an American and I began my career as an industrial engineer with IBM in the U.S., but I have spent the better part of the past decade in Scandinavia studying that region’s approach to sustainability and corporate … Continue reading

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