Institute for Business in Society


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.

P3 Impact Awards

IBiS and Concordia have created the P3 Impact Award to recognize and honor the leading public-private partnerships that are improving communities and the world in the most impactful ways. The P3 Impact Award will be presented at the Concordia Summit held on 29-30 September 2014 in New York City. A resultant publication featuring leading practices and actionable insights from the top applicants will be released after the conference. This report will also be utilized to develop teaching cases and other materials that extend the impact and practical value of the content. Criteria and the application form can be found at the P3 Impact Award website.

Conscious Capitalism

IBiS is proud to be an academic sponsor to Conscious Capitalism 2014. The event is designed to give practical application of Conscious Capitalism principles to CEOs, executive teams, consultants and entrepreneurs. It will be held 9-11 April 2014 at the Paradise Point Resort in San Diego. Professor R. Edward Freeman serves as a director of Conscious Capitalism, Inc.


Champion Brands

Led by IBiS, the Darden School of Business will be the academic partner in APCO Worldwide's Champion Brand study. The survey and data focus on the world's best-known companies and their brand strategy as it relates to their stakeholders. Companies that build successful and enduring relationships are what APCO calls Champion Brands.

Strategic CFO Roundtable

The Strategic CFO Roundtable is a 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.

January 2014 Roundtable
July 2013 Roundtable
September 2013 Roundtable

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 conference, Local Roots, Global Reach, was held on 14 February 2014, and explored the convergence of local and global players in impacting society through business solutions. Sessions demonstrated how local actors can produce big wins and how big players can drive local change. 

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.

Law & Business Symposium

IBiS collaborates with the U.Va. School of Law on the annual Virginia Law & Business Review Symposium. The 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, 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 schools at U.Va. to advance insights and leading practices; dissemination of research through cases-method instruction; and fellowships for selected non-profit leaders to attend Darden Executive Education.

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