Staying one step ahead – from microfinance to experiential education to impact investing to sustainability. What’s next?

 

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Staying one step ahead – from microfinance to experiential education to impact investing to sustainability. What’s next?

In a world facing economic and educational inequities, the climate crisis, and ethical questions raised by new technologies, business and business leaders are called upon to be not just agents of wealth creation but also agents of change. In response, many business schools have enhanced their programs to expose students to social impact, corporate social responsibility, and social entrepreneurship. Many of these programs rely on initiatives or institutes focused on impact investing, social entrepreneurship or sustainable development. But what other opportunities remain underutilized? Join a cohort of peers to consider new or untapped opportunities for preparing our students to be business leaders that will help solve some of the world’s most pressing problems. We will consider what’s next in curriculum and co-curricular experiences as well as in partnerships with industry and alumni to develop business leaders prepared to have social impact.

Moderator:

Nydia MacGregor

Faculty Director MBA Programs and Alumni Engagement, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University
Nydia MacGregor joined SCU's Leavey School of Business in 2009, after graduating with a Ph.D. from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. Dr. MacGregor teaches Strategic Analysis and Strategic Change Management, where she is known for an engaging but demanding style. As the Faculty Director for MBA programs, she works with faculty and program staff to design rigorous curricula, steeped in the Innovator’s mindset and the practices of principled leaders. In 2018, she led the launch of the Leavey School’s Online MBA program, the first online program at the school. Since then, under her leadership as Director of Online Programs, the Leavey School’s online graduate programs have tripled in size. Dr. MacGregor’s research examines how the structure of industries and regional clustering (such as in Silicon Valley) affect the performance of organizations.
 



 
 
 
 

 

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