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March 2022

CPRT Expert Dialogue: Governance Challenges of Corporate Political Responsibility: Business, Civic Reform & Shareholder Accountability

March 24 @ 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
On-line event

Businesses of all sizes, regions and industries are being impacted internally and externally by toxic political polarization in the United States and beyond.

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April 2022

Is Corporate Political Spending Bad for Business? If So, What Can Be Done?

April 6 @ 11:30 am - 12:45 pm EDT
On-line event

A conversation with Hon. Leo E. Strine, Jr., former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Delaware, of counsel at the law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and the Michael L. Wachter Distinguished Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Carey Law School, and Dorothy S. Lund, Associate Professor of Law, University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, authors of, "Corporate Political Spending Is Bad Business" (Harvard Business Review, Jan-Feb, 2022) In debates over corporate political spending, business…

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CPRT Expert Dialogue: Net Positive Advocacy: Co-creating Policies that Enable Better Outcomes for All

April 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm EDT
On-line event

Amidst increasingly apparent systemic threats – from climate change to inequality to social instability -- business leaders are being confronted with head-spinning dual realities: On the one hand, they are engaged in intensive, sometimes overwhelming efforts to improve their firm’s sustainability and responsiveness to stakeholders. And, on the other, they are consistently challenged that their best efforts do not add up to the scale or speed that is needed. How can this be… and what can be done? With their…

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CPRT Expert Dialogue: Corporate Political Responsibility & the Economy: Revisiting ‘Pro-business’ Advocacy

April 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm EDT
On-line event

In the debate over whether businesses should take a stand on broad civic, political and societal issues, few have explored how companies influence policy and narratives on issues related to their core businesses and shareholder returns. As the economy, and particularly corporate governance practices, become “financialized,” ”pro-business” political influence has had a major impact on public discourse and economic outcomes. Does the status quo truly benefit all --- or only a few --- ultimate shareholders of corporations and the economy…

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May 2022

CPRT Expert Dialogue: Rebuilding Trust in American Civic Institutions: Campaign Finance, Non-partisan Reform & How Business Can Help

May 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm EDT
On-line event

A CPRT Expert Dialogue with Kevin Johnson, Election Reformers Network, and Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, The Brennan Center As we head into the fall mid-term elections, experts warn that low trust in American civic institutions is dangerous for representative democracy, civic freedom and the rule of law – as well as the environment for business. Yet trust in American civic institutions has been in decline since the 1970’s and trust in government has not risen above 30% since 2007. (Pew, 5/17/21) What…

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CPRT Expert Dialogue: Radical Collaboration: Can Business Help Unleash America’s Middle 70% to Address Climate & Strengthen Democracy?

May 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm EDT
On-line event

A CPRT Expert Dialogue with Bill Shireman of Future500 and In This Together, and Madeleine Para, Citizens Climate Lobby Though it is rarely featured in the news, research shows that most Americans can collaborate on solutions to systemic threats such as climate change. Yet, many of these “solution citizens” feel isolated and discouraged in the current environment of toxic polarization and destructive conflict. To address this challenge, a community of social entrepreneurs has been emerging, working to enable conservatives and…

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June 2022

CPRT Expert Dialogue: Rising Authoritarianism: How business can recognize and respond to true threats to representative democracy

June 23 @ 3:00 pm EDT
On-line event

A CPRT Expert Dialogue with NYU Professor Ruth Ben-Ghiat and Katherine Venice of the Ethical Capitalism Group As hyper-partisanship escalates in the US and beyond, both the left and right are leveling accusations of authoritarianism and even fascism at the other side. Though business leaders may wish they could stay out of the fray, multiple independent sources show the US is facing serious threats to civic institutions, representative democracy, political equality and the rule of law. Given rising trust in…

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December 2016

Sara Soderstrom & Todd Schifeling / Erb Colloquium

December 1, 2016 @ 12:00 am - July 5, 2022 @ 9:23 am EST

Sara Soderstrom and Todd Schifeling presented on emerging research based on following the 2016 cohort of fellows in EDF's Climate Corps program. These change agents are tasked with achieving substantial improvements in energy practices at major organizations in about ten weeks. This is an ideal research setting for learning about how to accelerate the changes in the trenches that are urgently needed to address climate change. Co-sponsored by Ross M & O

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October 2016

Marian Chertow / Erb Colloquium

October 21, 2016 @ 12:00 am - July 5, 2022 @ 9:23 am EDT

Marian Chertow is a professor of industrial environmental management at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Her research and teaching focus on industrial ecology, business/environment issues, waste management, circular economy, and urban industrial systems. Current research interests are: (1) industrial symbiosis involving geographically based exchanges of materials, energy, water and wastes within networks of businesses; (2) industrial ecology in resource-poor, emerging economies; (3) using material flow analysis and other methods to quantify and compare resource flows through urban…

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Kira Fabrizio / Erb Colloquium

October 28, 2016 @ 12:00 am - July 5, 2022 @ 9:23 am EDT

Kira Fabrizio came to the Boston University School of Management in 2011 from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. She received her PhD and MA from the University of California at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and her BA from Wesleyan University. Her areas of interest involve knowledge exploitation, firm strategy, innovation, intellectual property rights, and environmental policy. In addition, she has received various awards for her scholarly work, including the Crawford Dissertation Fellowship and the Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship.…

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