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

In partnership with Concordia and the U.S. Department of State Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships, IBiS presents the P3 Impact Award to recognize and honor the leading public-private partnerships that improve communities and the world in the most impactful ways. The P3 Impact Award will be presented at the Concordia Summit on 29-30 September 2014 in New York, New York.

A report featuring leading practices and actionable insights from the top applicants will be released shortly after the conference.

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Conscious Capitalism

IBiS was an academic sponsor of Conscious Capitalism 2014. The event presented practical application of Conscious Capitalism principles to CEOs, executive teams, consultants and entrepreneurs. Held in April 2014 in San Diego, hundreds of attendees learned valuable lessons for their companies and institutions. 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. The conference will next be held on 20 March 2015.

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. The Award is presented bi-annually, but a conference on resilience in business will be held in the spring of 2015 to extend work in this area.

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