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Business+Impact at Michigan Ross pres.

Igniting Impact: Enhancing Business Practice and Research Through Greater Collaboration

Focused on translating the UN Sustainable Development Goals into practical solutions to address global challenges, this conference will gather top thinkers from U-M and across the country to discuss and brainstorm ways for business and other disciplines to take responsibility for these goals.  

This event is co-sponsored by the Aspen Institute Business & Society program and Responsible Research in Business Management.
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Thursday, March 5th

2:00 – 3:00 pm: Welcome & Opening Keynote

Ach Adhvaryu and Anant Nyshadham, co-founders of Good Business Lab, and their corporate partners share their formula for using research to find a common ground between worker wellbeing and business interests

3:00 – 3:15 pm: Break

3:15 – 4:15 pm: Break Out Sessions

4:15 – 4:30 pm: Break

4:30 – 5:30 pm: Plenary

Andrew Hoffman, Holcim Professor of Sustainable Enterprise, and Neil Hawkins, President of the Erb Family Foundation and former Chief Sustainability Officer of Dow

5:30 – 6:30 pm: Cocktails

6:30 – 8:00 pm: Dinner & Keynote Panel

“What’s next in the gig economy: how Uberization is changing the way you will think about how you work”

Carl Camden, founder and president, IPSE.US



Friday, March 6

8:00 am: Breakfast

8:45 – 9:45 am: Plenary

“What’s next in talent: intrapreneurship, employee activism, and the new deal at work”

Kevin Thompson, General Manager, GOOD Worldwide

9:45 – 10:00 am: Break

10:00 – 11:00 am: Choose Your Own Adventure Breakout Sessions

Sustainable Supply Chains
Precarious Labor
Finance for Good
11:00 – 11:30 am: Break

11:30 – 12:30 pm: Choose Your Own Adventure Breakout Sessions

Lean Production and Labor
Gigs and Better Jobs
Reducing your Carbon Footprint
12:30 – 1:30 pm: Lunch & Keynote

1:45 – 2:45 pm: Plenary

“What’s next in China: doing business in China during turbulent times”

Doug Guthrie, Apple; Christopher Marquis, SC Johnson Professor of Management, Cornell University; Xun (Brian) Wu, Professor of Strategy, Michigan Ross

2:45 – 3:00 pm: Final Reflections & Goodbyes

More details to follow as the conference date approaches!
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