Vol. II No. 8  June, 2009
Aspen Institute Center For Business Education: Preparing leaders for social and environmental stewardship. E-newsletter
Featured Topic:
Low-Wage Workers 

Despite their prominent role in the U.S. economy, low-wage work and workers in the United States are largely absent from the MBA curriculum.  This Closer Look argues that the topic offers rich avenues of inquiry for business students and faculty alike, and examines some of the ways that faculty can incorporate related questions into their teaching.  The accompanying teaching module provides readings and framing questions around four major issues surrounding low-wage work. 
A Closer Look at Business Education: Low-Wage Workers
Teaching Module: Low-Wage Work in the Coming Economy

Aspen BSP To Hold Inaugural First Movers Meeting

Aspen BSP's 16 First Mover Fellows--exceptional business professionals from five countries and a wide range of industries--will convene for the first time from July 7-10 in Aspen, Colorado.  Please click here for a complete list of the Fellows. 
This new fellowship program, launched by Aspen BSP this year, serves as an innovation lab.  Selected because of their exemplary track record as social innovators within business, the Fellows come to the fellowship with a compelling hypothesis about a next stage innovation they urgently want to implement to move their companies further into the zone where business growth and our collective well-being intersect. During the fellowship, Fellows will work to convert their hypotheses into new products, services, processes and business models, and they will build capacity to lead change within their organizations.
To learn from their pioneering efforts, we will capture the lessons embedded in their experiences and develop teaching materials that can be used in business schools and other executive leadership programs.
To learn more about the program and the Fellows themselves, please visit the First Movers web site. 
The nominating process for the next class of fellows will open in the late Fall, 2009.
Aspen CBE Announcements
Web Conference on Corporate Environmental Responsibility 
On July 28, Aspen CBE will be holding a web conference on "Environmental Responsibility and the Major Multinational Corporation" in partnership with Walden University. 
Irene Henriques, who is Associate Professor of Economics at the Schulich School of Business at York University, and Bruce Schlein, who is Vice President of Corporate Sustainability at Citi, will speak.
The conference is free of charge, and will be held from 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern time .
To RSVP, please email Chad Ayotte at .
Aspen CBE Cocktail Party at AOM 
Attending this year's Academy of Management conference in Chicago?  Join Aspen CBE for a cocktail party on August 9!  Please click here to download an invitation.
Aspen CBE's Recent Releases
  • Access Teaching Module 
  • A Closer Look at Business Education: Marketing Faculty Reflect on the Economic Crisis
  • Curriculum Library on Employee Ownership
  • Giving Voice to Values Curriculum
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.
Aspen CBE Launches Partner Pages on CasePlace.org

Aspen CBE announces the launch of its new Partner Pages feature on CasePlace.org.  Partner Pages allow academic programs and institutes a chance to highlight their faculty, curricula and teaching resources to tens of thousands of MBA faculty, students, and practitioners.  For more information on Partner Pages, please contact Gina Wu at .
We are proud to showcase the Partner Pages linked below:
The David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership at the University of Pittsburgh
NUS Business School Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy at the National University of Singapore
Portland State University, School of Business Administration

University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business
University of San Diego, School of Business Administration
The University of South Carolina, Moore School of Business
Aspen CBE Hosts Roundtable on Financial Market Regulation

On June 4, 2009, with support from Ernst & Young, Aspen CBE and New York University convened a group of twenty business and law faculty and business practitioners (including among their numbers a small contingent of former government officials) to discuss the role of financial market regulations in helping to spur recovery from the economic crisis.  Because we believe that the gathering generated ideas that are useful to the current public conversation on this topic, Aspen has produced a short preliminary write-up of the meeting to release to the public.  A longer paper that will delve into more details of the conversation will follow in several weeks.  Please click here to download a PDF copy of the short paper (which includes a list of attendees).
Partner Organization Announcement
2009 Ph.D. Sustainability Academy
The Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and the Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability, in collaboration with the Research Network for Business Sustainability and the oikos Foundation for Economy and Ecology announce their 2009 PhD Sustainability Academy.  The theme of the 2009 PhD Sustainability Academy is Design for Sustainability.
The Academy immerses participants in a multidimensional understanding of sustainability issues through interactive dialogue with leading faculty and leading practitioners and accomplished teachers grappling with sustainability issues.
The Academy invites submissions based on emergent ideas and working manuscripts, or more advanced manuscripts that may already be under review but have not currently been accepted for publication. All applicants must be currently enrolled in a doctoral program.
To learn more, please visit the Academy web site.
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