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April 2023

Avoiding the Tragedy of the Commons: Can CPR Help Improve the Political Environment for Business & Society?

April 20 @ 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
On-line event

An Expert Dialogue with Paul Washington of the Social & Governance Center at the Conference Board Chief legal officers and government relations executives are finding it difficult to conduct long-term planning and investment in the current US political environment, where a combination of political polarization and extremely close elections increases the risk of wide swings in government policy over time. In addition,  companies often find themselves play defense as their political activities—including lobbying and political contributions—are under exacting scrutiny by…

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May 2023

CPRT Expert Dialogue: Examining the “Limits to Growth” Model: Systems Thinking, Sustainability & CPR

May 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm EDT
On-line event

An Expert Dialogue with Gaya Herrington of Schneider Electric Today’s debates over sustainability and prosperity hinge on foundational assumptions about the economy, growth and the drivers of human well-being. Since its publication in 1972, the “Limits to Growth” model commissioned by the Club of Rome has been at the center of such debates, raising fundamental questions about whether prosperity is inherently linked to material consumption, and whether “business as usual” models of economic growth will lead to greater prosperity or…

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June 2023

CPRT Expert Dialogue: CPR, Human Rights & the Rule of Law

June 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm EDT
On-line event

A CPRT Expert Dialogue with Jon Drimmer of Paul Hastings LLC and Lelia Mooney Sirotinsky of Georgetown University Law Center In the current US political environment, companies are facing complex, high stakes decisions related to cultural issues, civic participation, free speech, informed civic discourse and the rule of law.  Could the field of Business and Human Rights help leaders make sense of these challenges and offer practical ways to reduce risk and act on their responsibilities? Please join our next…

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July 2023

CPRT Expert Dialogue: Pivotal Moments: Firsthand Stories about Business’ Role in the End of Apartheid in South Africa

July 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm EDT
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An Expert Dialogue with Pat McLagan, author and expert in leadership and complex organizational change As trust in civic institutions declines in the US and around the world, many are turning to business to help reverse the cycle. But how? What is most effective? And how can business play a positive role without encroaching on civil society or distracting from its core mission? One historical precedent that can provide guidance is business’ role in the end of apartheid in South…

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August 2023

CPRT Expert Dialogue: American Schism: How Business Can Make a Difference in Bringing Us Together without Touching Political “Third Rails”

August 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm EDT
On-line event

An Expert Dialogue with Seth Radwell, author of American Schism: How the Two Enlightenments Hold the Secret to Healing Our Nation Business leaders across the US and the world are increasingly concerned about polarization and intensifying incivility, but often loathe to get involved in issues that are fraught with conflict and brand risk. Yet, as public discourse breaks down, business is critical to sustaining strong civic institutions, civic discourse and geopolitical stability. How can business bring a pragmatic, constructive approach…

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September 2023

CPRT Expert Dialogue: Navigating Democracy Flashpoints: How Business Leaders & Boards Can Reduce Risk & Strengthen Civic Trust by Preparing for a Principled Response

September 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm EDT
On-line event

An Expert Dialogue with Daniella Ballou-Aares and Lauren Caplan of the Leadership Now Project With the 2024 campaigning underway and distrust of American civic institutions at an all-time high, business leaders and boards can expect to confront multiple “democracy flashpoints” in the coming months. What scenarios should they be preparing for? Where might they need to take a stand, change course or be ready to defend their actions under fire? What can they do to prepare now? Please join us…

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A More Equitable Future: In Conversation with Shalanda Baker

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Robertson Auditorium,

Please join Shalanda Baker, Director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity at the U.S. Department of Energy, as she shares her passion for climate justice and her research on the equity dimension of the global transition away from fossil fuel energy to cleaner energy. Her book, Revolutionary Power: An Activist’s Guide to the Energy Transition (Island Press 2021), argues that the technical terrain of energy policy should be the next domain to advance civil rights. Her book is also available free through U-M…

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December 2016

Sara Soderstrom & Todd Schifeling / Erb Colloquium

December 1, 2016 @ 12:00 am - September 28, 2023 @ 9:10 pm 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 - September 28, 2023 @ 9:10 pm 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 - September 28, 2023 @ 9:10 pm 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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