Talk: The Business of Creating Social Value

Event Details

October 17, 2013
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

Integrated Sciences Building

Room: 135

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Contact:
Chris Pilsner
413-545-5603

Inequality, climate change, and access to medicines are generally considered public policy issues, but at their core, they are also management issues.  In many corners, however, businesses and MBAs have been criticized for contributing to these problems rather than to their resolution.   In this talk, an acclaimed senior researcher and TedxTalk presenter shares her thoughts on how business can create value not just for shareholders, but for everyone.  Businesses face unprecedented opportunity to make a positive impact on the world.  And by updating business education, we can change the culture of business overall. 

About the presenter:

Anita M. McGahan is the Associate Dean of Research, the Rotman Chair in Management, and the Director of the PhD Program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.  Cross appointed to the Munk School of Global Affairs, she is also the chief economist in the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Division for Global Health and Human Rights.  This year, McGahan was elected by more than 18,000 business-school professors worldwide into the Presidency of Academy of Management on a platform that emphasized liberalizing business-school curriculum to include history, humanism, and open governance.  Her research currently deals with the emergence of industries, entrepreneurship in the public interest, and global health.