Vol. I No. 11  SEPTEMBER, 2008
Aspen Institute Center For Business Education: Preparing leaders for social and environmental stewardship. E-newsletter
Featured Topic:
Mining and Metals 
Pollution in mine operations, "conflict diamonds", and the need for responsible mine closure strategies are all examples of the myriad environmental and social challenges facing the mining and metals industry.  Many mining and metals companies are engaging constructively with these issues, yielding useful lessons for MBA students about product and process innovation, and constructive engagement with these challenges that are also fundamental business challenges.

A Closer Look at Business Education: Mining and Metals

Mining and Metals: Five Issues with Broad Implications - Teaching Module and Teaching Note

Aspen CBE's Recent Releases 
  • Where Will They Lead? MBA Student Attitudes About Business and Society in China and North America
  • A Closer Look at Applied Sustainability Centers
  • A Closer Look at Business Education: Accounting
  • The Aspen Principles: A Better Way
  • Guide to Socially Responsible MBA Programs: 2008-2009
Lisa Wellman
A Brief Interview with Lisa Wellman, CEO of Sustain Comm World...
Lisa Wellman is CEO of Sustain Comm World, a firm that helps communication professionals from corporations, institutions and government agencies develop sustainable green workflows and supply chains to lower their carbon footprint.  Sustain Comm World's upcoming conference The Green Media Show will be held in Boston, MA on October 1 & 2.  Click here for the interview with Ms. Wellman...

CBE Announcements
CONFERENCE: From the Center for Business Education's Stakeholder Marketing Consortium

Aspen CBE's Stakeholder Marketing Consortium will host its second conference on October 2 and 3 at Boston University.  The Consortium is a forum for innovative research and collaboration among leading marketing scholars and practitioners.  This year's meeting will consider questions such as:
- When stakeholder needs conflict how can organizations reconcile these differences?
- How can managers be motivated to consider the societal impact of marketing actions?
- What makes stakeholders skeptical about the motives of companies' actions?
Register here for the conference.
Call for FACULTY THOUGHTS on the Financial Crisis
Aspen CBE is planning a response to the subprime and broader financial crisis and would like to interview faculty who are currently addressing these topics in their courses.  We'd like to hear your thoughts on how business education can address these current events and help to guard against a recurrence of similar problems.  To share your point of view, please contact Rachel Shattuck at .
WEB-CONFERENCE:  Join this live CasePlace.org Web-Tutorial: For faculty new to CasePlace.org and CBE

On October 21, 2008, from 1:00-1:20pm EST, Faculty members are invited to join Aspen CBE staff for a live web-conference.  This is a chance to interact with Center staff and learn about CasePlace.org, the leading website for MBA teaching materials that focus on environmental and social issues.  Email to reserve a spot for yourself!

Beyond Grey Pinstripes 2009-2010

Preparations are underway for the 2009-2010 edition of Beyond Grey Pinstripes, our biennial survey and alternative ranking of business schools. Our mission is to spotlight innovative full-time MBA programs that are integrating issues of social and environmental stewardship into curricula and research.  Last year, 112 institutions worldwide participated-and we want to make sure that your business school is part of our newest survey!  Please contact with any questions you may have.
Spotlight On New Values Based MBA Curriculum
The Giving Voice to Values Curriculum Initiative
Aspen CBE has just made available online the highly acclaimed and widely used Giving Voice to Values (GVV) Curriculum Initiative. 

A wide collection of GVV teaching materials, including Teaching Modules and Cases, are now available through CasePlace.org.

GVV is an innovative research and curriculum development project, launched by The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program and Yale School of Management. Drawing on both the actual experiences of business practitioners as well as cutting edge social science and management research, Giving Voice to Values fills a long-standing and critical gap in business education by expanding the definition of what it means to teach business ethics. Rather than a focus on ethical analysis, this new curriculum focuses on ethical implementation and asks the question: "What if I were going to act on my values? What would I say and do? How could I be most effective?"
More Announcements
The Page Prize for Sustainability Issues in Business Curricula
The Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina is honored to announce the inauguration of the Alfred N. and Lynn Manos Page Prize for Sustainability Issues in Business Curricula.
oikos Case Writing Competition 2009

With the Call for Cases 2009 oikos and Ashoka (www.ashoka.org)  join forces to promote the creation of high quality teaching cases on Corporate Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship (sponsored by Ashoka). The competition welcomes entries from all parts of the world. Submitted case studies should be suitable for use in management education and should be related to managerial issues faced by organisations and individuals 
Businesswomen's Sustainable Leadership Summit
The Women's Network for a Sustainable Future provides a forum for business and professional women to congregate, reflect and act on the converging issues of corporate social responsibility and sustainable development.  They are hosting their Fifth Annual Summit: Leading Change: How to Champion Sustainability in Your Company, on October 2nd, 2008.
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.
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