Vol. III No. 2  January 2010
Aspen Institute Center For Business Education: Preparing leaders for social and environmental stewardship. E-newsletter
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Aspen CBE Announces
the Launch of TheOathProject.org


Aspen CBE has joined with three other organizations in undertaking The Oath Project, with a mission to support and enhance the work of the many individuals and organizations that are advancing the concept of a business professional Oath. Aspen CBE and its partners-Association for Professional Business Managers, MBA Oath, and the World Economic Forum for Young Global Leaders-have recently launched TheOathProject.org to support this endeavor.

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The Oath Project 
BusinessWeek: Why Manage-ment Needs a Code of Conduct
The Economist: A Hippocratic Oath for Managers
TIP-India Program Holds Meetings in December '09
Aspen CBE is excited to report that we held two successful convenings of the Teaching Innovation Program-India (TIP-India) program in December 2009.  Click here to read more. 
Aspen CBE's Recent Releases
Other Announcements
Aspen Co-Sponsors Forum on Human Values and Sustainability
Aspen CBE is co-sponsoring a Forum on Human Values and Sustainability with The Fulbright Academy of Science & Technology (FAST) and the Institute for Sustainable Enterprise (ISE) to be held Tuesday, April 13, 2010, from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, NJ.  This action-oriented forum will inquire and focus on the intersection between human values and global sustainability.  Click here to read more. 
CED Issues Statement on Governance Essentials
If American business leaders are to restore public confidence in how companies are run, boards of directors must discharge six essential, closely interrelated tasks.  That is the message of a new policy brief, Restoring Trust in Corporate Governance: The Six Essential Tasks of Boards of Directors and Business Leaders, from the Committee for Economic Development (CED). Click here to read more.
CEEMAN Announces Program Management Seminar
CEEMAN (Central and East European Management Development Association) announces its upcoming Program Management Seminar, which will be held on 10-12 March 2010 in Bled, Slovenia.  The event is intended for program managers and directors, as well as all those dealing with design, marketing, and delivery of educational programs. Click here to read more.
ESADE and SEKN Announce Conference on Market, Poverty and Inclusive Business

ESADE Institute for Social Innovation and the Social Enterprise Knowledge Network (SEKN) announce an upcoming conference on Market, Poverty and Inclusive Business in Latin America, to be held Tuesday 2nd February 2010, from 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM in Barcelona.  For more information, please visit the conference web site.
HRPS Announces Annual Global Conference
The Human Resources Planning Society (HRPS) announces its 33rd Annual Global Conference, to be held April 25-28, 2010 in San Diego, CA.  The conference is entitled New Realities...New Learnings, Opportunities for Leadership.  Please visit the conference web site to learn more.

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.

Aspen Announces
Business & Society
Case Competition

Aspen CBE is thrilled to be reinvigorating a student case competition focusing on the role of business in society.  This year's competition, titled the Business & Society International MBA Case Competition, expands the number of participating schools to 25 and offers one of the largest prize pools of any student case competition.  The competition itself will take place throughout April.  More information is available at a brand new website: www.AspenCaseCompetition.org.
CasePlace.org Partner Announcements
University of Notre Dame Announces Dissertation Proposal Competition

The Institute for Ethical Business Worldwide at the University of Notre Dame is hosting its sixth annual dissertation proposal competition, the first and most established competition in this area.  The objective of the competition is to recognize and award Ph.D. candidates whose research will further our understanding of the ethical issues facing the business community.  Click here to read more. 
Smith School of Business Announces Global Challenge Competition

The University of Maryland's Smith School of Business and USAID's Business Growth Initiative are pleased to announce the launch of the inaugural Global Challenge: Creating Alliances for Economic Prosperity. Teams of graduate students from across the country are invited to participate in this unique competition format, which is neither a case competition nor a business plan competition.  Click here to read more.
Stanford Social Innovation Center Partner Page
Goes Live

We are thrilled to announce the launch of a new CasePlace.org partner page!  The Center for Social Innovation at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business has a new page on CasePlace.org, with case studies, research papers, multimedia content and more.  Please visit the page to see more!
Other Announcements
Aspen Faculty Pioneer Donaldson Appears in PBS Program
"In Search of the Good Corporate Citizen," an hour-long program, takes viewers beyond the headlines to show why some businesspeople take the ethical low road, and how the best business leaders steer their companies through today's toughest ethics challenges. Moderated by Aspen Faculty Pioneer Award winner Thomas Donaldson of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, the show weaves together expert panel discussions, personal accounts from real-life white-collar criminals and whistleblowers, and "person-on-the-street" perspectives from the financial centers of New York and London.  It will be shown on 23 public television stations nationwide.  For more information, visit the program web site.
Network for Business Sustainability Announces New Report
The Network for Business Sustainability has issued a report entitled "2010 Knowledge Priorities for Business Sustainability".  The report describes the key areas in which managers from leading organizations across major sectors of the economy have expressed the desire for better knowledge, and is intended to inspire new research.  Click here to download the report.
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