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May 2023

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

May 18, 2023 @ 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, 2023 @ 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, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm EDT
On-line event

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, 2023 @ 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, 2023 @ 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, 2023 @ 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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October 2023

CPR in Action: Addressing the Root Causes of Dysfunctional American Politics

October 26, 2023 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm EDT
On-line event

A CPRT Expert Dialogue with Sarah Bonk & Richard Eidlin of Business for America In the current tumultuous U.S. political environment, business leaders are exploring ways to navigate heated debates and intensifying culture wars. When and how should they take action? How can they prepare internally? Are there ways business can help address the root causes of dysfunctional politics? Please join our next Expert Dialogue as we explore the findings from Business for America’s (BFA) recent working group and survey.…

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November 2023

CPRT Expert Dialogue: Responsible Policy Engagement on Climate Change: Practical Steps for Addressing Misalignment

November 16, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm EST
On-line event

As more investors consider risks related to climate change and a just energy transition, and California and the European Union implement new Scope 3 reporting, companies are being pressed to develop concrete action plans to achieve net zero or other environmental targets. Though these plans focus on operations, supply chains, and products or services, firms are increasingly recognizing the importance of stable, aligned climate policy as a critical factor in reaching their stated goals.  Yet, in practice, responsible policy engagement…

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December 2023

Corporate Political Responsibility: From Theory to Action

December 12, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST
On-line event,

Companies have become increasingly powerful political players in recent decades, using their political clout to influence public policy on social, economic and environmental issues – often behind closed doors and too often, in ways that undermine the public interest. In his new book, Corporate Political Responsibility, Tom Lyon and a series of leading scholars of corporate political responsibility seek to create a new norm for responsible political behaviour by corporations. During this virtual event, contributors will discuss both this book…

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CPRT Expert Dialogue: CPR & Business Strategy in a Hyperpolitical World

December 14, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm EST
On-line event

In their recent Harvard Business Review article, Strategy in a Hyperpolitical World, Roger L. Martin and Martin Reeves argue, “Almost everything about business today is political, in the sense that it requires consideration of a wide range of often controversial ethical, social and ecological issues.”   Many executives know this reality all too well, as challenging societal issues are becoming ever more real and urgent in the workplace – via employee social media channels, town halls, engagement surveys and more. …

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