Category Archives: Thought Leadership

IBiS-related research, thought leadership and news

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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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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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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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.
With this … Continue reading

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Lessons We Can Learn From Resilient Businesses: BandyWorks

Any successful investor in the stock market knows that weathering the ups and downs of Wall Street requires a diverse stock portfolio to create long-term viability.
As with the stock market, diversification in business– more specifically, establishing a diverse external network … Continue reading

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Lessons We Can Learn From Resilient Businesses: Blue Crab Bay Co.

How can companies not just survive, but thrive, learn and grow in the face of extreme hardship? By exploring this question, we reveal several key factors of building business resilience.
This spring, the Darden School Institute for Business in Society hosted … Continue reading

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Lessons We Can Learn From Resilient Businesses: Marstel-Day

What does it take for a business to build resilience in today’s complex and ever-changing world?
Since there are multiple factors that contribute to business resilience, it cannot be boiled down to just one characteristic, concept or business strategy. And yet, … Continue reading

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Lessons We Can Learn From Resilient Businesses: Todos Supermarket

Resilience. Defined as “the act of springing back, or rebounding; the power or ability to recover quickly from a setback or other adversity; buoyancy; elasticity.”
In today’s global economy — in which policies and regulation, the financial landscape, the environment and … 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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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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