IBiS works with several student organizations at the Darden School to plan events and to host speakers that increase awareness and discussion about business in society issues. IBiS sponsors the annual Business in Society Conference, in which several Darden student clubs such as Business & Public Policy, Net Impact, Energy, Education, Emerging Markets Development and Health Care convene topical panel discussions about current issues in their respective fields.
IBiS provided guidance to the University of Virginia's "Up to Us" student team in 2013. The "Up to Us" federal debt awareness campaign is co-sponsored by the Clinton Global Initiative University, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation and Net Impact. For six weeks, undergraduate students at several national unversities engaged their campuses and their communities in discussions about the nation's long-term debt. The highlight their campaign was the visit of U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-Va) to speak about the importance of reducing the national debt. IBiS Academic Director Mary Margaret Frank led a discussion about health care and tax policy with the students. She also led a university-wide seminar on the tax revenue option. Led by Lena Shi, Joshua Lansford, Alan Safferson, Ryan Singel and Amara Warren, the U.Va. team won first place and was recognized by President Clinton on 6 April 2013.