Vol. II No. 11  September, 2009
Aspen Institute Center For Business Education: Preparing leaders for social and environmental stewardship. E-newsletter
Featured Topic:
Sustainability in the Curriculum

The increasing integration of environmental, social and ethical issues into the business school curriculum is a trend that The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education seeks both to support and to document.  This Closer Look examines curriculum change efforts at three different universities, and highlights some of the ways in which incorporating sustainability content into the business curriculum creates benefits for students, faculty, and institutions alike.
A Closer Look at Business Education: Sustainability in the Curriculum
Teaching Module: MBA Curriculum Reform in the Accounting Discipline
Teaching Module: Rethinking the MBA Curriculum in the Finance Discipline

Aspen CBE Issues RFP for New Faculty Networks
Aspen CBE has released a Request for Proposals for new Faculty Networks. Submissions are due Friday, October 30, 2009.   Click here to download a PDF of the RFP.

The goal of Aspen CBE is to leverage the tremendous power of business education to make the world a better place.  While many Aspen CBE programs work at a distance - school rankings, online case libraries, or faculty awards, for example - some of our most important work comes from bringing small groups of people together, in person, to make transformative innovations in teaching and research.

We believe Faculty Networks can find new ways to integrate social and environmental issues into core teaching and research, act as a catalyst for communities and networks of faculty that will provide ongoing support after the formal program ends, and encourage research that is responsive to current felt needs among business practitioners.  For more information on Faculty Networks, please contact .
Aspen CBE Issues Longer Account of Roundtable on Financial 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, some of whom are former government officials, to discuss the role of financial market regulations in helping to spur recovery from the economic crisis.  We issued a short paper about the event in June, and have followed it now with a longer account of the event that goes into more detail about the topics discussed, including attendees' thoughts on the role of business education in responding to the crisis.  Please click here to download a PDF copy of the paper (which includes a list of attendees).
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
CasePlace.org Partner Announcements
Four New CasePlace.org Partners
We are very excited to announce the addition of four new CasePlace.org Partners!
Lamar University, College of Business    
The George Washington University, School of Business    
The University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business    
Villanova University, School of Business 
For a complete list of our partner institutions, please click here
Partner Pages allow academic programs and institutes a chance to highlight their faculty, curricula and teaching resources to tens of thousands of business faculty, students, and practitioners.  For more information on Partner Pages, please contact .
Other Announcements
Call for Papers: PRME Special Issue of the Journal of Management Education
A special issue of the Journal of Management Education will focus on the United Nations' Global Compact Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative.  The special issue will allow for dialogue about the role of management education in developing a new generation of leaders capable of managing the complex challenges faced by business and society in the 21st century.  Click here to download the call for papers.
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.
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...
Aspen CBE Announces Faculty Pioneer and Dissertation Proposal Award Winners
This September, Aspen CBE announced the winners of our Faculty Pioneer and Dissertation Proposal Awards.
This year's Faculty Pioneer Award winners are
Thomas Donaldson (Lifetime Achievement Award)
Mark O. Winkelman Professor at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Gregory Fairchild (Faculty Pioneer Award)
Associate Professor of
Business Administration,
The Darden School of Business, University of Virginia
Jay Golden (Rising Star Award)
Assistant Professor, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University
Michael Lenox (Faculty Pioneer Award)
Samuel L. Slover Professor of Business, The Darden School of Business, University of Virginia
This year's Dissertation Proposal Award Winners are
Daphne Berry
Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Alison Kemper
Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Emily Stiehl
Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Management, University of Pittsburgh
Congratulations to all of these outstanding scholars!
Aspen CBE Announcements
Join Us for Three Upcoming Web Conferences!
"Corporate Governance in the Current Economic Climate," featuring Gerald Davis, the Wilbur K. Pierpont Collegiate Professor of Management at the University of Michigan's Stephen M. Ross School of Business, and Jonathan Koppell, Associate Professor of Politics and Management the Yale School of Management.  The conference is free of charge and will be held on Tuesday October 27 at 12 noon Eastern time.  To RSVP, please contact .

"Investing to Create Value for Society," featuring Elizabeth Glenshaw, Senior Vice President for Community Investment and Investor Relations at the Calvert Foundation and David Hess, Assistant Professor of Business Law at the University of Michigan's Stephen M. Ross School of Business. The conference is free of charge and will be held on Tuesday November 3 at 12 noon Eastern. To RSVP, please contact .

"Access," looking at the challenges and opportunities of ethical globalization and featuring William Margaritis, Corporate Vice President of Global Communications and Investor Relations at FedEx and Hildy Teegan, Dean and Professor of International Business at the University of South Carolina's Moore School of Business. The conference is free of charge and will be held on Thursday November 12 at 3:30 PM Eastern. To RSVP, please contact .

Join Us for an Aspen Public Program in NYC!
The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program is hosting a public event from November 3-4 in New York City called "Capitalism and the Future."  Confirmed speakers include Indra Nooyi (CEO, Pepsi), Eric Schmidt (CEO, Google), Walter Isaacson (CEO, Aspen Institute) and Nassim Nicholas Taleb (Author, Black Swan).  Tickets are extremely limited.  Visit the program web site or contact  for more information or to purchase a ticket.
Interested in Learning More about Aspen CBE's Work in India?
Visit our website and sign up here for a special newsletter dedicated to the Teaching Innovation Program - India (TIP-India).
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