Institute for Business in Society

Collaborations

UptoUs student leaders discuss the cost of health care with Darden students as part of the 2013 Business in Society Conference

IBiS collaborates with a variety of organizations to address issues in business and society. An interdisciplinary approach is used to solve problems and work with practitioners from an array of backgrounds. These collaborations help the Darden School of Business reach a larger audience and effect positive change on a greater scale.

External Partnerships

APCO Worldwide

IBiS is the academic partner in the Champion Brand project. The survey and data focus on the world's best-known companies and their brand strategy as it relates to their stakeholders. APCO Worldwide is an independent global communication, stakeholder engagement and business strategy firm with offices in more than 30 major cities throughout the world.

Concordia

IBiS has joined forces with Concordia to hold the first P3 Impact Awards to honor the world's best public-private partnerships. Concordia is an organization that seeks to enhance the scale and effectiveness of public-private partnerships. Each year, they hold the Concordia Summit which convenes over 400 of the world's most prominent business, government and nonprofit leaders.

Conscious Capitalism

IBiS is an academic sponsor of Conscious Capitalism 2014. Conscious Capitalism is a non-profit organization representing corporations dedicated to the four principles of higher purpose, stakeholder orientation, conscious leadership and conscious culture. Professor R. Edward Freeman serves as a director of Conscious Capitalism, Inc.

Council on Better Business Bureaus

IBiS is co-sponsoring a one-of-a-kind conference bringing together corporate leaders, executives, thought leaders, legislators and regulators to build self-regulatory programs to reduce business risk, increase customer engagement and protect consumer interests. The Council of Better Business Bureaus is the network hub for BBBs in the US and Canada.

Within Darden

Student Organizations

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 student clubs such as Business & Public Policy, Net Impact, Emerging Markets Development, Energy, Education and Health Care convene topical panel discussions about current issues. 

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—to renew and enhance the link between ethical behavior and business practice.

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.

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