Aspen Institute Center For Business Education: Preparing leaders for social and environmental stewardship. E-newsletter
Vol. I No. 3  JANUARY, 2008
A Closer Look at Business Education: Finance
With all the recent press about the subprime mortgage crisis, Center for Business Education staff were eager to investigate data from the 2007-2008 Beyond Grey Pinstripes survey, to see how Finance is being taught to future business leaders.

To read this month's Closer Look, click here.

Explore Some of the Center's Most Popular Resources...
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From's Case Collection
  • The Bank of America-MBNA Merger: Creating a Giant in the American Credit Card Industry
  • John Mackey and Whole Foods Market
  • Organic Growth at Wal-Mart
  • Tata Motors; Rs One-Lakh Car Project: Opportunities and Challenges

From our Closer Look at Business Education Series
  • The Oil and Gas Industry
  • Agriculture
  • HIV / AIDS

From the Center's Social and Environmental Impact Network at SSRN
  • The Top 10 Downloads in the Social and Environmental Impact Network (SEIN)

From's References and Related Materials

  • Case Studies in Sustainability Management and Strategy
  • Building Sandcastles - The Subprime Adventure
  • When Social Issues Become Strategic
  • Sustainable Value
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Our Beyond Grey Pinstripes Reports
        • BGP 2007 Rankings
        • BGP 2005 Rankings
        • BGP 2003 Rankings

Publications Library
Calendar Explore the Center's entire Publications Library, including journal articles written by Aspen Institute staff, speeches, audio recordings, and a variety of thought leadership pieces...
The Aspen Institute's Center for Business Education encourages future business leaders to innovate at the intersection of corporate profits and social impacts. Our goal is bold and long-term: to radically re-orient the MBA degree to embrace the principles of corporate citizenship and sustainability.
Spotlight On...
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Do Stakeholders Belong in Corporate Finance?

By Dr. John R. Becker Blease, Washington State University, Vancouver

Although training and disciplinary bias may incline some finance faculty, myself in particular, toward a shareholder perspective of the firm, careful consideration reveals that a much more explicit treatment of all stakeholders is necessary to achieve any corporate objective, whether it focuses on the shareholders or the stakeholders...
A New Approach to Capitalism in the 20th Century, by Bill Gates
Bill Gates' remarks at the Davos World Economic Forum, 2008, on the role of the corporation in society...
Social Impact Management: A Definition from the Aspen Institute Business and Society Program

As a complement to Bill Gates' recent remarks at Davos, we offer our own long standing view on how business and society can function together more seamlessly. Gates posits the need for a more creative capitalism to serve the needs of the poor. Social Impact Management contends that successful businesses will manage and optimize among multiple objectives all the time. (A lengthier version of this document is available here.)
Position Opening at U of Oregon's Sustainability Center: Managing Director

The Sustainable Supply Chain Management Center at the Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon, is seeking a Managing Director to help shape the direction of the Center and establish it as an integral part of the University...

Call for Cases, Papers, and Submissions
Are YOUR materials up on and the SEIN Network at SSRN? is the Center for Business Education's highly trafficked on-line resource for case studies, syllabi and innovative teaching materials on business and sustainability. SEIN is home for all working papers that relate to social and environmental issues in business.

If you have any papers or cases you'd like to submit to, please send them to . Visit CBE's SEIN page to learn more about the network and how to download and submit your own white papers.
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