For decades, corporations and their foundations "gave back" out of a sense of duty to those stakeholders who supported and sustained corporate financial success. Today, a more integrated model of "shared value" is tilting from altruism toward a more pragmatic, results-driven approach to social engagement. Is it possible to maximize shareholder value and to meet external stakeholder needs at the same time? Can a corporation "do good" in the community while it also "does well" for shareholders? 

Rand Park

Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship Senior Lecturer Rand Park will be exploring these questions at the Business of Learning Speaker Series on November 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Carlson School.

Registration is open now.

Park is an expert in corporate responsibility and ethics. He has taught ethics courses at Hamline University, the University of Minnesota College of Continuing Education, and the Carlson School of Management. He has also led executive training on ethical decision making to a number of professional offices and groups, including the Office of the Legislative Auditor for the State of Minnesota, the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches, the Hennepin County Bar Association, and the Minnesota Power Systems Conference. 

The Business of Learning

The Business of Learning Speaker Series showcases leading experts discussing new approaches to the challenges you face. Each interactive event includes a networking reception, an insightful presentation from a prominent business leader and Carlson School faculty member, and a question-and-answer session. Business leaders are invited to come for the learning, and stay for the networking.

Upcoming Business of Learning events

Pushing Pause: A Conversation on Managing Exit and Reentry Points in your Career

Presentation by: Colleen Manchester, Assistant Professor, Department of Work & Organizations
Saturday, November 19, 2016
9:00-11:30 a.m.

Learn strategies to facilitate career success for employees who have taken or are planning to take a hiatus from their careers. Attendees will receive a one-on-one resume review with a Carlson School career coach.  

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Crowdfunding: Data-Driven Insights

Presentation by: Gordon Burtch, Assistant Professor, Information & Decision Sciences
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
5:30-7:30 p.m.

Discover how businesses can best leverage crowdfunding to raise money, test products and ideas, and seek customer feedback.

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