Vol. II No. 7  May, 2009
Aspen Institute Center For Business Education: Preparing leaders for social and environmental stewardship. E-newsletter

Spotlight on New Teaching Materials from Aspen CBE
Featured Topic:
Aspen CBE Launches Access Teaching Module

Aspen CBE is pleased to announce the creation of a  new teaching module on Access.  The teaching module is part of a suite of materials that also features a Closer Look at Business Education on ethical globalization.  A web conference on the same topic is planned for the fall. 
Access, to new markets and materials, to new sources of labor and information, to new communities and new ideas, is crucial to business, and can also serve as a way to spread the benefits of economic development to people and their communities. 
The teaching module integrates a series of questions from across the business school to further understanding of the underlying dynamics of access operating in multiple contexts and to connect formerly disparate dilemmas about managing globally. It examines the risks, benefits and potential of access for outsourcing, new markets, microfinance for the poor, information and innovation, and for the intersection of business and society. 
Teaching Module: Access

A Closer Look at Business Education: Ethical Globalization
Fed Ex Thought Leadership: Access

News Release: Aspen Institute and FedEx Introduce Business School Teaching Aid on Topic of Access
Partner Organization Announcements
Seeking Faculty Partners for China Mobile Case Study

Chinese CSR consulting firm SynTao hopes to collaborate with a business school or individual faculty person to develop a CSR case study about China Mobile. The project would last from June to September, 2009. SynTao expects to do most of the legwork, while the faculty partner would advise SynTao on case writing and use. The partner may take proportional or full ownership of this case depending on the input.  Interested faculty should contact Guo Peiyuan at .
Seeking Participants for Videoconference Class on Microfinance
Sean Foote, a venture capitalist at Labrador Ventures, who also teaches at UC-Berkeley's Haas School of Business, invites classes from other business schools to join his "Introduction to Microfinance" by videoconference.  
Interested students and faculty should contact Sean at .
Aspen CBE's Recent Releases
  • A Closer Look at Business Education: Finance Faculty Reflect on the Financial Crisis
  • A Closer Look at Business Education: Marketing Faculty Reflect on the Economic Crisis
  • Curriculum Library on Employee Ownership
  • Giving Voice to Values Curriculum
CBE Announcements
Aspen CBE and CWRU Collaborate on 2009 Global Forum

Aspen CBE and Case Western Reserve University will collaborate on the upcoming Second Global Forum on Business as an Agent of World Benefit (BAWB).
The conference, to be held on June 2-5, 2009 at Case Western Reserve's Weatherhead School of Management in Cleveland, Ohio, will take the concept of "management-as-design" as its starting point.  Defined as a "creative problem-solving" and "out of the box thinking" approach, management-as-design envisions large scale innovation to unleash human creativity and harness business to benefit people and planet.  For more information, please visit the conference web site.
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.
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