IBiS convenes programs of broad impact, develops cases and teaching materials, designs innovative courses for students and executive leaders, and supports the creation and dissemination of leading research.
Strategic CFO Roundtable
The Strategic CFO Roundtable is a quarterly convening of leading chief financial officers in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area to discuss, debate and share best practices for enhancing the strategic role of the CFO. With over 300 years of collective strategic financial and leadership experience, the roundtable members share their views on the challenges and opportunities facing their companies and the overall economy.
July 2013 Roundtable
September 2013 Roundtable
Tayloe Murphy Resilience Awards
Launched in 2010 by IBiS Academic Director Gregory B. Fairchild, the Tayloe Murphy Resilience Awards highlight and support strong, resilient businesses in some of Virginia’s most economically-challenged communities.
Read about the 2013 Winners in Virginia Business magazine.
Business in Society Conference
IBiS supports an annual conference in coordination with a cross-section of student clubs interested in mission-driven career paths. This year's event, Building Shared Value, was held at the Darden School on 7-8 February 2013. 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 helped to bring Kip Tindell, CEO of The Container Store and advocate for the Conscious Capitalism Institute, to Darden to deliver the keynote address. IBiS hosted students from several University schools, invited panelists, as well as Darden faculty, staff, and students. These stakeholders participated in a brainstorming dinner session about the cost of health care and the growth of the national debt, which was led by IBiS Academic Director Mary Margaret Frank.
In the video below, IBiS Academic Director R. Edward Freeman speaks with Kip Tindell, CEO of the Container Store in Februrary before Tindell delivered the keynote address to kickoff the 2013 Business in Society Conference.
Law & Business Symposium
IBiS collaborates with the U.Va. School of Law 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. The symposium discussed details of the legislation, its impact on entrepreneurs and perspectives from investors.
Mission-Driven Management and Leadership
Mission-Driven Management and Leadership, supported by an anonymous gift commitment and led by IBiS Academic Director Mary Margaret Frank, is a multi-faceted program of teaching and research to further mission-driven leadership in not-for-profit and other organizational contexts. The framework includes research grants for study conducted across and among schools at U.Va. to advance insights and leading practices; dissemination of research through cases-method instruction; fellowships for selected not-for-profit leaders to attend Darden Executive Education; and a biannual international conference.