By  H Dominique Abed

Not to be outdone by his San Francisco brethren, Nemanja Babic ushered us aloft into an A. T. Kearney, Inc. boardroom with a spectacular view of Times Square.

Terry Nelidov led the discussion which, once again, was lively and rich in ideas. Like San Francisco, technology was a big topic, as was the tension between the growing demand for specialization within the MBA function vs. the broader interdisciplinary and global perspective needed for effective leadership and impact. Climate Change, Consumer Behavior, and the importance of the Health Care Sector also emerged as important themes.

Terry Nelidov, Elizabeth Fastiggi, Dominique Abed, Jenna Agins, Sander Dolder, Katie O’Hare, Megan DeYoung, Kate Drummond, Nemanja Babic, Kaitlin Paulson and Charlotte Coultrap-Bagg (not pictured: Adam Carver)
It was fun seeing our recent grads again, current and incoming students Kate Drummand and Kaitlin Paulson, and External Advisory Board Member, Meghan De Young. I also had the pleasure of meeting Elizabeth Fastiggi (Erb 2003) for the first time.  Thanks so much to all who attended and,of course, to Nemanja for hosting!

Terry and I wrapped up our big apple visit at the United Nations where we met with Chubha Chandra of the United Nations Global Compact to discuss the many opportunities for collaboration (more on that from Terry).   We also learned about a cool website clearinghouse that UNGC maintains for supply-chain tools and resources. If you’re interested in human rights, labor, environment and/or anti-corruption in global supply chains, check it out here.  UN Global Compact also offers free webinars which will be of great interest to Erb students interested in these topics.

Stay tuned for news from our June 25 Boston #ErbRoadshow.

Emma is looking forward to Seattle July 21 next and we will both be traveling to Chicago on August 11, details coming soon.

H Dominique Abed is Marketing and Brand Manager at the Erb Institute. You can find Dominique on Google + and Twitter.