Tuesday, February 9, 2021 | 7-8 PM (EST)
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 | 9-10 AM (Japan Time)
Featuring: Ryota Kimura, Chief Representative & General Manager, New York Representative Office, Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc.
Moderator: Alicia Ogawa, Director, Project on Japanese Corporate Governance and Stewardship, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
Can ESG investing be a market solution for society’s most pressing challenges? Global Sustainable Funds exceeded $1 trillion, for the first time, in Q2 and $1.2 trillion in Q3 in 2020. As European and American funds embed ESG into their portfolios, what are the consideration factors for investors beyond a company’s financial performance? Olivia Albrecht, ’10BUS, executive vice president, head of ESG business strategy at PIMCO; Navindu Katugampola, head of sustainable investing, fixed income, and liquidity at Morgan Stanley; John Paluska ’21BUS, vice president, ESG securitized products at Bank of America and EMBA Candidate at Columbia Business School; and Mark Zurack, senior lecturer in discipline in business at Columbia Business School, provided valuable insights into ESG measurement tools, how investors are deploying capital to drive impact in environmental, social, and governance challenges, and the outperformance of ESG portfolios during extremely volatile markets. This session was moderated by Sam Mindlin, ’21BUS, MBA candidate at Columbia Business School.
One of the major effects of the pandemic has been to bring to light thewidespread economic insecurity that threatens the welfare of our society and to make apparent critical weaknesses of the nation’s safety net. In "The Wolf at the Door: The Menace of Economic Insecurity and How to Fight It,” Professors Michael Graetz and Ian Shapiro diagnose theproblems, probe their consequences, and propose practical recommendations for increasing jobs, improving wages, protecting families suffering from unemployment and seeking reemployment, and providing better health insurance and child care. They also guide us through the political strategies necessary to enact the necessary changes.
Please join us for a very special evening with Michael Graetz, Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, as he discusses his book. He will be joined by Jacob Lew, Former US Secretary of the Treasury and Visiting Professor of International and Public Affairs at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. The event will be moderated by Nicholas Lemann, Dean Emeritus and Joseph Pulitzer II and Edith Pulitzer Moore Professor of Journalism at Columbia Journalism School.
Whether it is winning your first customers, getting finance or finding people to work with you, one of the key skills for any founder is to be able to hustle. It is a subtle art somewhere between persuasion and negotiation but can often feel like intimidation when done poorly. Like any art it is a mixture of skill and the hard knocks of experience.
The Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the London Business School and The Company of Entrepreneurs are proud to share an hour packed full of spontaneous advice on how to hustle when starting your business.
Rita W Bologna talks to us about how she hustled her way to setting up five successful companies overcoming many hurdles from an immigrant and single mother background.
We finished by applying these principles to two very different LBS alumnus founded businesses – Dev Majumder of ESG Base and Matt Brooke-Hitching of meet.mba.
The event was facilitated by Jeff Skinner, Executive Director of Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at London Business School.
About Rita W Bologna: Award winning Business Woman of the Year and Best New Company in its first year of trading. Founder and CEO of The Good Global Group Ltd, The Good Titles and The Good Events & PR Company, with the businesses focusing on publishing luxury magazines, PR, Digital Marketing and corporate events. Rita is a Freeman and a Principal Benefactor of The Company of Entrepreneurs.
She is an expert in strategic influencing, persuasion and hustling, to enable successful transitioning of goals into action and achievement. She is an Entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in starting and building new businesses and as an enterprising person or ‘hustler’ with a determination to succeed, she initiated profitable enterprises in IT recruitment, finance, advertising, beauty spas and retail. She created some key assets within her companies of detailed databases of high-net-worth professionals which were fundamental within her exit strategy of The Good Global Group. Since the sale of the businesses in 2017 Rita is now a Business Strategist on a not-for-profit basis assisting start-up founders Nationwide.
About Jeff Skinner: Jeff Skinner is Executive Director of the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at LBS. He teaches on several entrepreneurship courses at the School and leads many of the co-curricular activities supported by the Institute.
Prior to joining the School, Jeff was commercial director at University College London (UCL), where he built its Technology Transfer division. Working alongside senior academics, he co-founded more than 30 technology-based spin outs that collectively raised more than £30 million in first round capital.
About IIE: https://www.london.edu/faculty-and-research/institute-of-innovation-and-entrepreneurship
Join us for the Social Impact Club at London Business School’s flagship conference coming up on Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 March. Proudly sponsored by the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development, the theme #ReinventingTheMainstream is a call to action for businesses to take ownership of their social and environmental responsibility with immediacy and materiality.
Check out the agenda and full line-up: https://www.socialimpactconference.co.uk/
Get your ticket here: http://e.cglink.me/2ka/r33599
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A conversation moderated by Eliana La Ferrara with Nicholas Hughes and Leonard Wantchekon spanning economic growth, infrastructure, politics, education and the future of business in Africa. Hosted by Elias Papaioannou of the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development at London Business School and Nicola Gennaioli of Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research at Università Bocconi.
Learn more: https://wheelerblog.london.edu/africas-turn-socioeconomic-and-business-trends-in-the-continent-2/
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On February 8, 2021, ASCEND and Columbia Business School’s Center on Global Brand Leadership brought together a panel of experts for a discussion on the changing requirements of leadership in American business and the role of Human Resources teams in helping to create and foster a diverse and inclusive environment as well as an equitable culture.
The panelists, along with the moderators, Ken Stern, Chair of ASCEND and Matthew Quint, Director of the Center on Global Brand Leadership, discussed how Human Resources team can shape sustainable, systemic change in corporate culture and serve as a catalyst for innovation in response to the shifting values of business leadership.
Yvette Burton, Learning Solutions Architect and Innovation Strategist, New York University
Kraig Eaton, Principal, HR Transformation Practice, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Ingrid E. Olsen, Chief People Officer, Inovalon
The webinar presenters are proud to announce that this is a Phillips Pathway for Inclusive Leadership (PPIL)-approved talk at Columbia Business School, focusing on the DEI essential skills of creating an inclusive environment and mitigating bias.
Delivering on your mission as a recipe for success seems obvious. With competing priorities from internal and external stakeholders, however, it isn’t always easy. This webinar, presented by Columbia Business School’s Center on Global Brand Leadership, examines how a focus on mission—and using it to “dream, do, and dare”—can drive brands to be perceived as peerless and priceless.
Columbia Business School adjunct professor JP Kuehlwein and his co-author Wolf Schaefer call such successes “Ueber-Brands”—brands that rise above utility and value and accrue meaning beyond the material. In this webinar, they join leaders from celebrated brands like Ben & Jerry’s to discuss how their brands have ventured to “dream, do, and dare” on important efforts such as sustainability, social justice, and inclusion.
Debra Goetz ’93, Head of Brand Marketing, Nextdoor
Dave Rapaport, Global Social Mission Officer, Ben & Jerry’s
Wolf Schaefer, Founder and CEO, Zwoelf Consulting
Tom Szaky, Founder and CEO, TerraCycle
JP Kuehlwein, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Columbia Business School; Co-founder and Principal, Ueber-Brands
In this Leading Through Change webinar Michael Slepian, the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Associate Professor of Leadership and Ethics, discusses his research on the obstacles between social connections and feelings of inclusion in common situations. Focusing on the everyday conversations at the workplace, Slepian explains the consequences of secrecy and when we are made to feel that we can’t be our authentic selves. Slepian also unpacks the slight differences between “belonging” and “inclusion.”