Category Archives: In the News

Highlights and commentary on relevant issues in the news

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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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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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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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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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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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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BPA and the Question of Replacement

Some firms proactively replace chemicals that have been labeled as potentially-hazardous substances.  Perhaps they want to avoid the chance of regulation in the future or perhaps the market is inducing replacement because consumers are demanding products free from the substance … Continue reading

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