The Institute for Business in Society occasionally distributes relevant news to the media through news releases and articles, and its academic directors, affiliated faculty and staff often appear in the media to provide commentary and expertise. Menu In the News News Releases Darden & UVA News 2016 News ArticlesMIT Sloan Management Review | Fall 2016Ethics and the AlgorithmInstitute Academic Director Professor R. Edward Freeman and Professor Bidhan (Bobby) Parmar explore: "Are we designing algorithms, or are algorithms designing us?U.S. News & World Report | 21 November 20164 Things Social Entrepreneurs Need in a B-SchoolInstitute Academic Director Professor Mary Margaret Frank shares insights on what future MBAs interested in social entrepreneurship should pay attention to when seeking a business school.strategy + business | 9 November 2016Margaret Heffernan's Required ReadingInstitute-affiliated faculty member Mary Gentile's book, Giving Voice to Values (GVV), is among Margaret Heffernan's list of required reading for business leaders.Business Standard | 30 October 2016Know where to draw the line: The spat between incumbent Tata Sons chairman Ratan Tata and ousted chairman Cyrus Mistry has some key lessons for India Inc.Institute Director Brian Moriarty offers business leadership strategies to avoid CEOs and Board Members stepping on each other's toes.The Catholic Weekly | September 22, 2016How to find your voice and lead with integrityInstitute-affiliated faculty and Creator/Director of the Giving Voice to Values (GVV) curriculum, Mary Gentile, was a visiting scholar at Notre Dame University in Australia, where she shared her groundbreaking approach to preparing leaders and managers for values-driven decision making.The Huffington Post | August 26, 2016Innovative Partnership Fills Critical Information GapP3 Impact Award finalist, SAPARM (Satellite Assisted Pastoral Resource Management), a public-private partnership initiative which provides pastoralists with digitized satellite maps, is featured in this blog for The Huffington Post's P3 Impact Series, which highlights the work of P3 Impact Award finalists.The P3 Impact Award recognizes highly effective public-private partnerships that have led to positive social impact. This annual award is presented by Concordia, the U.S. Department of State Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships, and the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Institute for Business in Society at the Concordia Awards.Harvard Business Review - Change Management | Fall, 2016 (Re-Published From the March 2010 Issue)Managing Yourself: Keeping Your Colleagues HonestInstitute-affiliated Professor of Practice and founder of the Giving Voice to Values (GVV) program, Mary Gentile, discusses ways to build a strong, honest organizational culture.Harvard Business Review - Marketing | August 22, 2016A Refresher on Marketing MyopiaInstitute-affiliated Professor of Practice and founder of the Giving Voice to Values (GVV) program, Mary Gentile, poses that many marketers have demonstrated short-sightedness, marked by a single-minded focus on the customer, and fail to address the multiple stakeholders who have arisen out of the “changed societal context of business”.Directors & Boards | Annual Report 2016, Governance Year in Review Special Issue Short term vs. long term: A skeptical view...and an alternativeAcademic Director R. Edward Freeman discusses how companies need to embed purpose, ethics and all stakeholders into its everyday business practices now, vs. waiting to do so in the long term.The Huffington Post | August 12, 2016Promoting Public-Private Partnerships through the P3 Impact AwardInstitute for Business in Society partner, the U.S. Department of State Secretary's Office of Global Partnerships, wrote this blog for The Huffington Post's P3 Impact Series, which highlights the work of finalists of the P3 Impact Award. The P3 Impact Award recognizes highly effective public-private partnerships that have led to positive social impact. This annual award is presented by Concordia, the U.S. Department of State Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships, and the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Institute for Business in Society at the Concordia Awards.The Intersector Project | August 11, 2016A Win-Win-Situation: Considering the Importance of Awards That Celebrate Cross-Sector SuccessesThis blog by The Intersector Project discusses the merits of the P3 Impact Award. The P3 Impact Award recognizes highly effective public-private partnerships that have led to positive social impact. It is presented by Concordia, the U.S. Department of State Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships, and the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Institute for Business in Society at the Concordia Awards.Poets & Quants | July 29, 2016Mastering the Case Method: A Prof's AdviceAcademic Director Greg Fairchild explains the Darden School's case method, which places students in the center of classroom discussions and decision-making.Yale School of Management MBA Blog | July 19, 2016The Nazi-Corporate Connection: Facing the Ethical Challenges of Business Head-OnInstitute-affiliated Professor of Practice and founder of the Giving Voice to Values (GVV) program, Mary Gentile, is lauded in this article, which describes the experience of 13 fellows at the Business Fellowship at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE).MIT Sloan Management Review | July 13, 2016Ethics and the AlgorithmAcademic Director R. Edward Freeman and affiliated faculty Bidhan ("Bobby") Parmar ponder the ethics of Big Data.LinkedIn | May 16, 2016Developing Responsible Leaders for a Multi-Sector WorldInstitute Director Lisa Stewart reviews the Tri-Sector Leadership (TSL) Fellows program and how UVA is preparing tomorrow's leaders to work across sectors.C-Ville Weekly | May 11, 2016Darden program helps inmates plan for life after prisonAcademic Director Greg Fairchild's Prison Entrepreneurship Program is featured.Harvard Business Review | March 21, 2016The Link Between Income Inequality and Physical PainDarden Professor Bidhan ("Bobby") Parmar and co-authors review how a growing body of evidence suggests that fiscal pain and physical pain are linked.The Washington Post | March 12, 2016U.S.-based Emerson buys its way into the Russian energy market by going ‘local’Academic Director Gregory Fairchild discusses expanding into global markets by going local in The Washington Post/Darden School of Business "Case in Point" series.The New York Times | March, 20162016 Toyota Mothers of Invention Award - Inspiring Young Minds: How video chats open windows to the worldFormer Tri-Sector Leadership (TSL) Fellows program participant and Darden grad, Annie Medaglia, and Batten School grad, Monica Gray, received the 2016 Toyota Mothers of Invention Award at The New York Times "Women in the World" award ceremony in Washington, D.C on March 8, 2016. Medaglia and Gray were honored for their contributions founding DreamWakers.Delta Sky Magazine | March, 2016Top Profs Talk Business EducationInstitute for Business in Society Academic Director Professor R. Edward Freeman proposes a new direction for business education.The Huffington Post | February 26, 2016The Next $100 Billion Market: Creating Partnerships to Empower 4 Billion Digital Consumers in Frontier MarketsThe Institute for Business in Society, Concordia and the State Department's Office of Global Partnerships annually presents the P3 Impact Award to recognize leading public-private partnerships that are improving the world. This article discusses 2015 P3 Impact Award winner, the TV White Space Partnership.Fortune | February 5, 2016How Economic Uncertainty Produces Physical PainDarden Professor Bidhan ("Bobby") Parmar and his co-authors explain how economic uncertainty can create not just emotional, but physical, pain.NBC29 News | February 4, 2016NBC29 News "Nelson County Middle School's Day at Darden" by Nora NeusA group of 7th and 8th grade students from Nelson County Middle School, with hopes of changing the world, visit the UVA Darden School to learn about business and its impact upon society.IEDP Developing Leaders Quarterly | Winter Issue 2016"Bridging the Values Gap: How Authentic Organizations Bring Values to Life" Academic Director R. Edward Freeman and co-authors Ellen Auster and Carla Manno discuss common mistakes many organizations make in failing to "live" their core values. Freeman, Auster and Manno also provide a framework for bridging the values gap throughout the entire company.2015 News ArticlesMBA Channel | December 5, 2015Experiential learning, entrepreneurship and innovation will shape the MBA of the futureDean Scott Beardsley discusses Institute for Business in Society initiatives and other research and thought leadership at the Darden School of Business.Fortune | October 22, 2015Are MBAs to blame for VW and other business ethics fiascos?Professor Andrew Wicks discusses teaching business ethics and the moral dimensions of business management decisions.Poets & Quants | October 22, 2015Business Schools Blamed for VW Ethical Lapse & Bad 'Bro" Price hikesProfessor Andrew Wicks discusses the Darden School approach to teaching business ethics and the importance of business ethics as a core function of business leadership and decision-making.2014 News ArticlesEthisphere | Q4 | 2014100 Most Influential in Business EthicsExecutive Director Dean Krehmeyer and Academic Director Professor Greg Fairchild were featured in Ethisphere’s 2014 List of the 100 Most Influential in Business Ethics.WUNC North Carolina Public Radio | December 11, 2014Charlotte, Raleigh, Wilmington Wrestle with b&b vs. airbnbAcademic Director Greg Fairchild discusses regulatory issues within the context of peer-to-peer businesses.Virginia Magazine | Winter 2014We Come From Old VirginiaAcademic Director and University Professor R. Edward Freeman discusses changes at the University of Virginia since he began teaching at the institution in 1986.BusinessWire | September 29, 2014Hershey Wins P3 Impact Award On 29 September 2014, the Darden School’s Institute for Business in Society, Concordia and the U.S. Department of State Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships announced the winner of the inaugural P3 Impact Award at the 2014 Concordia Summit in New York City.2013 News Articles Washington Post | November 1, 2013Case in Point: Finding the Right Market for a New Product LaunchAssistant Professor Jeremy Hutchinson-Krupat examines how a company like Eastman Chemical should decide which customers and markets to target first when introducing a new product. Washington Post | October 18, 2013Case in Point: Working Together to Save the Lives of More ChildrenAcademic Director Mary Margaret Frank and Research Associate Allison Elias discuss the mission-driven alliance between Save the Children and GlaxoSmithKline.Forbes.com | October 11, 2013Business Is About Innovation, So Why Do We Teach It In The Same Old Way?Academic Director R. Edward Freeman explains why massive open online learning courses can be a beneficial form of pedagogy.Richmond Times-Dispatch | September 27, 2013Focus on Diversity can Drive the Bottom Line, Speaker SaysAcademic Director Greg Fairchild speaks about "pockets of opportunities" in finding and solving health disparities among racial and ethnic groups.CNBC | September 3, 2013What's Next for Yahoo?Academic Director R. Edward Freeman discusses how Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has positively changed the company's culture and interaction with customers.CNBC | September 3, 2013The Concordia Summit Announces Select Participants in Third Annual ForumAcademic Director Mary Margaret Frank was among those selected to speak at the forum to discuss instrumental role of public-private partnerships.The Economist | August 24, 2013A New ToolkitWork cited by affiliated faculty Frank Warnock and Veronica Warnock on capital flows and interest rates.CNBC | August 14, 2013Sorry...But You're Still FiredAcademic Director R. Edward Freeman is interviewed regarding CEO's public firing of employee at AOL.Agenda: A Financial Times Service | July 29, 2013Is Legal Tax 'Dodging' Worth the Risk?Academic Director Mary Margaret Frank is quoted about corporate governance guidelines.Washington Post | July 26, 2013Washington Post Case in Point: In Bethlehem, Pa., a Road Map for DetroitAffiliated faculty Richard Brownlee and June West discuss lessons for Detroit in the closing of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania's steel plants.BBC Capital | July 16, 2013When Corporate Cultures Breed DishonestyAcademic Director R. Edward Freeman provides insight on creating honest, transparent business environments where employees and managers can trust one another.EmeraldInsight.com | July 2013Emerald Announces Winners of 17th Annual Citation of Excellence AwardsAcademic Director Mary Margaret Frank and Professor Luann Lynch are awarded a distinguished Citation of Excellence from Emerald Group Publishing Limited for their 2009 paper in The Accounting Review.Roanoke Times | June 26, 2013UVA Announces Competition for Virginia's Small BusinessesExecutive Director Dean Krehmeyer and Academic Director Greg Fairchild are quoted.Dynamique-mag.com (France) | June 11, 2013De l'Importance des Stakeholders et de l'Imagination (in French)Academic Director R. Edward Freeman is guest of honor at the Institute of Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship at ESSEC outside of Paris.Azimut UniCredit Bank Magazine (Slovenia) | June 25, 2013 How Can the Business World Can Immediately Contribute to a More Ethical Society? Director Lisa Stewart authored article and participated at the Slovenian conference.Financial Times | May 26, 2013MBA Students Learn that All the Business's World's a StageAcademic Director R. Edward Freeman is quoted about his leadership and theater course.Bloomberg Businessweek | May 13, 2013MBA Summer Reading: Darden's Gregory FairchildRecommendations for summer reading from Academic Director Greg Fairchild, who teaches the popular "Business Ethics through Literature" course.Wall Street Journal | April 29, 2013If You Want to Beat 'Em, Join 'EmAcademic Director Greg Fairchild explains that small businesses can benefit through cooperation with competitors.Washington Post | April 13, 2013An Opportunity to CommunicateProfessor Richard Brownlee discusses the importance of communication, particularly corporate sustainability reporting, as part of the "Case in Point" series.Richmond Times Dispatch | March 24, 2013Time for a New Era of LeadershipExecutive Director Dean Krehmeyer explains the need for a new era of leadership in business, government and society.Chronicle of Higher Education | March 18, 2013Business Schools' Programs Turn Felons Into EntrepreneursAcademic Director Greg Fairchild and Dean Robert Bruner on benefits of using prison-entrepreneurship programs in the Virginia penal system.Washington Post | March 14, 2013A business model to save the black rhino?Academic Director R. Edward Freeman and Professor Jared Harris on how a for-profit game reserve might help save the black rhino in the "Case in Point" series. 2012 News ArticlesWashington Post | December 1, 2012Marketing the female condom Academic Director Mary Margaret Frank on how to create a life-saving product when potential users cannot afford it in the "Case in Point" series.CNNMoney | October 30, 2012Top 10 B-school professors in the world Academic Director Greg Fairchild selected as one of world's top 10 business school professors.Washington Post | October 13, 2012Knowing a business's role in society helps build the brand Executive Director Krehmeyer on how business can positively affect society in the "Case in Point" series.Virginia Business | October 1, 2012Five Resilience Award winners are named Financial Times | September 10, 2012Tending the local entrepreneur Feature on Academic Director Greg Fairchild and the Resilience Awards.Virginia Business | September 6, 2012Five Resilience Award Winners Are Named Virginia Business | August 24, 201211 finalists named for Tayloe Murphy Resilience Awards Recent News ReleasesUVA Darden Strategic CFO Roundtable Examines Why Corporate Culture and Strategy Must Align | September 29, 2016UVA Darden Welcomes New Faculty Members | September 7, 2016Department of State, UVA Darden and Concordia Announce Finalists for 2016 P3 Impact Award | July 8, 2016DC Area CFOs Discuss Effective Risk Management At UVA Darden Strategic CFO Roundtable | June 17, 2016UVA Darden, Concordia and US State Department of State Secretary's Office of Global Partnerships Extend Application Deadline for 2016 Public-Private Partnership Award | April 6, 2016UVA Darden School, Concordia and US Department of State Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships Announce TV White Space Partnership in the Danajon Reef as Winner of P3 Impact Award | October 2, 2015US Department of State Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships, UVA Darden School and Concordia Announce Finalists for 2015 Public-Private Partnership Award | August 27, 2015UVA Darden Professor R. Edward Freeman and York University Professor Ellen Auster Publish New Book on Business Values | August 17, 2015UVA Darden School, Concordia and US Department of State Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships Extend Application Deadline for 2015 Public-Private Partnership Award | April 27, 2015UVA Darden School’s Student-Led Business in Society Conference to Highlight Public-Private Partnerships | March 17, 2015UVA Darden School, Concordia and US Department of State Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships Open Applications for 2015 Public-Private Partnership Award | February 2, 2015 2016 Darden and UVA Articles Laura Hennessey Martens | 18 November 2016UVA Darden School Announces New Executive Director of the Institute for Business in SocietyThe UVA Darden School recently welcomed Joseph "Joey" Burton as the new executive director of the Institute for Business in Society.Laura Hennessey Martens | 26 October 2016Aflac Foundation President Inaugurates 2016-17 Tri-Sector Leadership Fellows Program Speaker SeriesThe Tri-Sector Leadership (TSL) Fellows Program, a cross-university effort designed to explore effective, responsible leadership and the importance of multi-disciplinary perspective in decision-making, launched its 2016-17 speaker series. The TSL program is administered by the Institute for Business in Society.Jay Hodgkins | 17 October 2016From Doubts to Discovery: Mary Gentile's Journey to Build Giving Voice to ValuesInstitute affiliated faculty member Mary Gentile and the origins of her pioneering business ethics curriculum, Giving Voice to Values (GVV), is discussed.Professor Mary Margaret Frank and Jay Hodgkins | 27 September 2016Ideas to Action Article: A Special Bond: How to Generate Social and Financial ReturnsInstitute Academic Director and Professor Mary Margaret Frank explores how sectors collaborate to generate social and financial returns through social impact bonds.Professor Elliott Weiss and Maggie Morse | 16 September 2016Ideas to Action Article: Energize the Chain: A Public-Private PartnershipThought leadership on P3 Impact Award finalist, Energize the Chain, a partnership between American Tower Corporation Ghana, Econet, GAVI the Vaccine Alliance, MTN Ghana Foundation, USAID Ghana and Energize the Chain, is presented by Darden Professor Elliott Weiss and Institute for Business in Society Associate Director Maggie Morse.Caroline Newman | 9 September 2016Exhaust and EthicsInstitute for Business in Society Academic Director R. Edward Freeman and Darden Professor Luann Lynch are featured in this UVA Today article on Volkswagon's cheating on emissions tests, the automaker's ethical breakdown and how future business leaders could prevent similar problems.Professor Tim Kraft and Maggie Morse | 9 September 2016Ideas to Action Article: Project Nurture: A Public-Private PartnershipThought leadership on P3 Impact Award finalist, Project Nurture, a partnership between The Coca-Cola Company, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and TechnoServe, is presented by Darden Professor Tim Kraft and Institute for Business in Society Associate Director Maggie Morse.Professor Ed Freeman and Maggie Morse | 2 September 2016Ideas to Action Article: Sustainable Living Beyond Borders: A Public-Private PartnershipThought leadership on P3 Impact Award finalist, Sustainable Living Beyond Borders, a partnership between Naya Jeevan and Unilever, is presented by Darden Professor Ed Freeman and Institute for Business in Society Associate Director Maggie Morse.Professor Peter Debaere and Maggie Morse | 26 August 2016Ideas to Action Article: Satellite Assisted Pastoral Resource Management (SAPARM): A Public-Private PartnershipThought leadership on P3 Impact Award finalist, Satellite Assisted Pastoral Resource Management (SAPARM), is presented by Darden Professor Peter Debaere and Institute for Business in Society Associate Director Maggie Morse.Professor Lalin Anik and Maggie Morse | 19 August 2016Ideas to Action Article: MTV Shuga: A Public-Private PartnershipThought leadership on P3 Impact Award finalist, MTV Shuga, is presented by Darden Professor Lalin Anik and Institute for Business in Society Associate Director Maggie Morse.Caroline Newman | 4 August 2016UVA Quartet Promotes Inclusion of World's Poor in Banking SystemsInstitute for Business in Society affiliated faculty, Professors Francis and Veronica Warnock, are featured in this UVA Today article on bringing Asia's poor into the banking system and providing this population with access to quality financial services at affordable prices.Laura Hennessey Martens and Jay Hodgkins | 11 July 2016Virginia Business Leaders Learn How to Grow Their Companies at UVA Darden Business and Economic Resilience Conference The Institute for Business in Society hosted its 2016 Business and Economic Resilience Conference, in partnership with Darden's Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Center for Global Initiatives. The conference helped Virginia business leaders grow their companies through activities including a panel discussion, business resources fair, hands-on workshop, networking opportunities and a keynote address by author and businessman John Bassett III.Professor Edward D. Hess, John Bassett III and Jay Hodgkins | 1 July 2016Ideas to Action Article: Essentials for Growth and Rules for ResilienceThought leadership from the Institute for Business in Society's 2016 Business and Economic Resilience Conference is presented by Darden Professor Edward D. Hess and business leader and author John Bassett III. Dave Hendrick | 10 June 2016Capital Idea: UVA Darden Expands Washington DC Area PresenceThe Darden School's growing presence in the Washington DC area is discussed, including some of the Institute's DC-related initiatives such as the Tri-Sector Leadership Fellows program, P3 Impact Award and CFO Roundtable. Institute Academic Director Gregory Fairchild is also named associate dean for the Washington, D.C. area.Dave Hendrick | 17 May 2016Blending Business and Policy: Darden Programs Spur Multisector CollaborationThe Darden School's programs and initiatives in the multisector space are reviewed, including the Institute's Tri-Sector Leadership Fellows program and P3 Impact Award.Laura Hennessey Martens | 13 May 2016Top Leaders, Students Discuss Global Challenges in Second Year of UVA Tri-Sector Leadership Fellows ProgramA review of the second year of the Tri-Sector Leadership (TSL) Fellows program and a recap of the past year's speakers are provided.Brian Moriarty and James Rubin | April 26, 2016Ideas to Action Article: The Coke Bottle: The Plan to Use a Plant to Help the Planet Institute for Business in Society Director Brian Moriarty and Darden Professor James Rubin present thought leadership on Coca Cola's success with using sustainable materials in its bottles.Dave Hendrick | April 7, 2016 UVA Darden’s Fairchild, Young Leaders Inspire With Tales of Global Leadership at Presidential Precinct Forum Darden Professor Greg Fairchild moderated a panel of four young global leaders who shared their stories of leading through often adverse circumstances and shared leadership lessons they’ve learned throughout their careers. Jay Hodgkins | March 31, 2016 UVA Darden Business in Society Week Examines Opportunities for ‘Better Business, Greater Good’ Darden School of Business Students expanded the annual Business in Society Conference into a full week of events to examine opportunities for changing the way business and society interact. Dave Hendrick | March 25, 2016 Whole Foods CEO Tells UVA Darden Students to Find Purpose Alongside Profits John Mackey, co-CEO of Whole Foods, spoke at Darden’s Leadership Speaker Series as part of Business in Society Week. Katie McNally | March 24, 2016 Alumnae ‘Mothers of Invention’ Connect Influencers With Classrooms Gray and Medaglia are the co-founders of DreamWalkers, a non-profit organization that uses free videoconference technology to connect influencers with public schools across America. Dave Hendrick | March 14, 2016 Water Challenge: Nestle Chairman Keynotes UVA World Water Events With Plea for Global Action Peter Brabeck speaks at a Leadership Speaker Series and plays the role of water activist. Darden News | March 2, 2016 Libra Group CEO Rides Underdog Mentality to Global Success George Logothetis speaks about taking the reigns of a small family business at age 19 and transforming it into a major ship owner which he and his brother grew into Libra Group as part of the Leadership Speaker Series. Laura Hennessey Martens | February 9, 2016 UVA Darden Dean to Tri-Sector Leadership Group: Knowing What Questions to Ask More Important Than Knowing the Answer Dean Scott Beardsley welcomed 20 Tri-Sector Leadership Fellows to his home on the UVA Lawn to discuss business in society issues through the lens of cross-sector leadership. Dave Hendrick | January 7, 2016 UVA Darden Network Expands With Veteran Entrepreneur Partnership Darden faculty and students have partnered with a veteran-focused business accelerator program to help bring entrepreneurship training to a cohort of veterans in the Washington, D.C., area. 2015 News Articles Laura Hennessey Martens | November 20, 2015 UVA Darden School Professor Challenges Common Misconceptions of Business at TEDx Talk Darden School of Business Professor Bidhan (“Bobby”) Parmar questioned a number of commonly held assumptions regarding the purpose of business in society. Laura Hennessey Martens | October 6, 2015 UVA Darden School Institute for Business in Society and Faculty Participate in 2015 Concordia Summit The Institute for Business in Society partnered with Concordia and the U.S. Department of State Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships to present the second annual P3 Impact Award. Laura Hennessey Martens | October 2, 2015 UVA Darden School, Concordia and US Department of State Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships Announce TV White Space Partnership in the Danajon Reef as Winner of P3 Impact Award Darden’s Institute for Business in Society, Concordia, and the U.S. Department of State Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships announced TV White Space Partnership in the Danajon Reef as a model public-private partnership (P3) and winner of the second annual P3 Impact Award. Laura Hennessey Martens | May 18, 2015 Grad Students Learn From Experts, and Each Other, in Leadership Program University of Virginia students and faculty formed the Tri-Sector Leadership Fellows program, an innovative effort that brings together students and professors from three fields of graduate study - law, business and public policy – to learn about each sector and gain a competitive advantage and a more expansive network as they enter the workplace after graduation. Laura Hennessey Martens | April 6, 2015Partnerships and Collaboration Common Themes at UVA Darden School 2015 Business in Society Conference Darden's student-led Business in Society Conference focuses on public-private partnerships for 2015. 2014 News Articles Laura Hennessey Martens | November 12, 2014 Darden School, APCO Worldwide Team Up to Rank World’s ‘Top 100 Champion Brands’ The Institute for Business in Society at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business has teamed with the global communication and business strategy firm APCO Worldwide to rank the world’s “Top 100 Champion Brands,” based on a study evaluating the brand strength of nearly 500 of the largest public and private corporate brands. Laura Hennessey Martens | November 7, 2014 Washington-Area CFOs Express Continued Optimism About the US Economy During UVA Darden School's Strategic CFO Roundtable CFOs from leading companies in the Washington, D.C. area expressed continued optimism about the United States economy at a recent Strategic CFO Roundtable led by the UVA Darden School of Business. Darden News | October 26, 2014Stakeholder Theory Conference Speaks To Growing Influence of Big IdeasDarden Professor R. Edward Freeman argues, a business' long-term performance depends on maximizing value for all its stakeholders, finding "win-win" ways to align their interests whenever possible and striving not to mistreat any important constituency. H. Brevy Cannon | October 7, 2014Sullivan Launches U.VA. Student-Created Fellowship for Cross-Sector Leadership University of Virginia students have created a new leadership fellow program that brings together students and professors from three U.Va. graduate schools - law, business, and public policy - to practice cross-sector collaboration in the face of real-world problems.