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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 are part of her groundbreaking…

By Allison Elias-
In the News, Thought Leadership

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 in question.  If firms do not proactively replace these…

By Allison Elias-
About IBiS, Cases & Courses, Events & Activities, In the News, Thought Leadership, Tri-Sector Leadership

Mary Margaret Frank Provides Insight on National Debt

 The Generational Equity Tour is a nationwide series of public engagement events presented by The Can Kicks Back, a non-partisan and millennial-led campaign to defeat the national debt.  The Tour came to the University of Virginia on October 28th.  The screening of the nonpartisan documentary about the…

By Allison Elias-
About IBiS, Events & Activities, In the News, Thought Leadership

IBiS Director Discusses Business Ethics with Slovenian Leaders

IBiS Director Lisa Stewart spoke about cultivating ethical leadership at the Future Ethical Efficiency Leadership (FEEL) conference, held in Slovenia on 12 June 2013.  After delivering an address to an audience of over a hundred managers, executives, and policymakers (watch highlights from her one-hour delivery), Stewart participated in a…

By Allison Elias-
About IBiS, Cases & Courses, Events & Activities, In the News, Thought Leadership

IBiS Shares Knowledge of Stakeholder Theory, Sustainability Practices in Copenhagen

The Scandinavian region has a strong history of sustainability.  As a whole, its businesses have a shared vision of balancing environmental, societal, and economic performances, as well as ensuring that operations positively impact surrounding communities.  Scandinavian companies are disproportionately well-represented in the major sustainability performance indicators including the Dow…

By Allison Elias-
About IBiS, Guest Posts, In the News, Thought Leadership

MBA Student Promotes Use of Business Principles to Improve Outcomes in African Health Care Clinics

In this guest post, Jonathan O’Connor, a rising second-year student in the full-time MBA program at Darden, shares his insights about using business principles to help solve social problems.  In particular, he shares his story of co-founding LifeNet International, a nonprofit that improves performance of primary…

By Allison Elias-
Cases & Courses, Thought Leadership

Strengthening Latino Communities

IBiS Academic Director Greg Fairchild’s interest in community development finance has led him to explore the social impact of opening new credit union branches in “unbanked” Latino communities.  This work was recognized in December 2012 by the Jesse Ball duPont Fund as exemplifying how partnerships between universities and community…

By Allison Elias-