Events & Programs

  • The Institute for Business in Society convenes and partners on events and programs of broad impact to address critical issues related to business and society. Upcoming events and initiatives include:

    August 2019

    Freeman Seminar1

    Summer Seminar in Stakeholder Theory 

    1-7 August 2019

    Under the direction of Professor Ed Freeman, the Summer Seminar is an opportunity to join the best junior faculty and PhD students in the world with interest in stakeholder theory for a week of learning opportunities and research collaborations, which we hope will create a network of young scholars working in this field, and also give participants direct exposure to some of the leaders in stakeholder theoretical research. The official invitation can be found here Please direct all inquiries to

    July 2018

    Golden Gate San Fran Slideshow 1

    ideas to action event in san francisco: the new story of business with Professors ed freeman & bobby parmar 

    17 july 2018

    6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM

    Please join Darden's Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation and the Institute for Business in Society for a discussion about responsible disruption and the new story of business, led by Darden Professors Ed Freeman and Bobby Parmar

    The Battery 717 Battery Street
    San Francisco, California 94111

    Refreshments provided.
    Guests and colleagues welcome.
    Please register by 10 July.
    $20 per ticket