Reaching Across UVA
UVA School of Law
IBiS collaborates with the law school to organize and execute the annual Virginia Law & Business Review Symposium. The Spring 2013 Law & Business Symposium focused on the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act and it was held at the Law School on Friday, April 5th. The symposium discussed details of the legislation, and its impact on entrepreneurs, and perspectives from investors.
Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
In collaboration with the Leadership Working Group at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, IBiS co-sponsored a Leadership Speaker Series talk Why Do Leaders Act Unethically? which featured a panel with Harvard Business School Professor Max Bazerman and IBiS Academic Director R. Edward Freeman, moderated by Assistant Professor Benjamin Converse of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. Read the UVA Today story to find out what these top scholars had to say about ethical lapses.
Working within Darden
Sustainability at Darden
Darden has well-established sustainability efforts, driven by the vision to be a zero-waste, carbon-neutral enterprise by 2020, and a top ten business school for teaching and research on sustainability. IBiS engages with the faculty and administration to think about sustainability in terms of How We Live and How We Learn. This guiding motto means that Darden works to embed sustainability practices into its facility procedures whenever possible while striving to educate current and future business leaders about environmental issues in the classroom. Furthermore, Darden houses the Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS), a consortium of 14 leading universities that strive to advance rigorous academic research on corporate sustainability issues. Listen to Darden Faculty discuss the sustainability curriculum.
IBiS works with several student organizations at the Darden School to bring business in society content into the classroom, to plan events, and to host speakers. IBiS sponsors the annual Business in Society Conference, where several Darden student clubs such as Business & Public Policy, Net Impact, Emerging Markets Development, Energy, Education, and Health Care convene topical panel discussions about current issues. To launch the 2013 conference, IBiS assisted students in a case competition, helping to write a case about reducing the environmental impact of Darden's beloved First Coffee tradition. IBiS also provides guidance to the University of Virginia's undergraduate Business Ethics Society, an organization that provides a forum for college students to discuss and analyze the ethical and philosophical concerns and responsibilities of business leaders.
Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics
The Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics is an independent entity established in partnership with Business Roundtable—an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies with nearly $6 trillion in annual revenues and more than 14 million employees—to renew and enhance the link between ethical behavior and business practice. The Institute brings together leaders from business and academia to fulfill its mission of embedding ethics into the everyday business decision-making and practice of organizations through practitioner-focused research, executive education, and outreach efforts. The Institute provides a unique opportunity for educators, business leaders and students to merge the theory and practice of business together in a seamless enterprise for the common good.
Olsson Center for Applied Ethics
An international leader in the field of business ethics, the Olsson Center for Applied Ethics serves as a critical resource for executives, scholars, students and Darden alumni who are faced with the challenges of integrating ethical thinking into business decision-making.