University of Michigan Ross School of Business

Ross YouTube Session Recordings

(Morning) Thursday, May 12

Positive Business 3.0
Lynn Wooten, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs; Clinical Professor of Strategy and Management & Organizations

What Matters Most: Living and Working with Purpose
Vic Strecher, Professor and Director for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship, University of Michigan Schools of Public Health and Medicine; Founder and President, JOOL Health, Inc.

Using the Flourishing Triangle to Build a Great Place to Work
Jane Dutton, Robert L. Kahn Distinguished University Professor of Business Administration and Psychology; Director of Research, Center for Positive Organizations

Better Decisions for a Better World
Joe Arvai, Max McGraw Professor of Sustainable Enterprise; Director, Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise

(Afternoon) Thursday, May 12

Purpose From Within: What are Today’s Employees Seeking From Companies?
Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder and CEO, Wespire; Paloma Lopez, Global Sustainability Director, Kellogg Company; Jeana Wirtenberg, President and CEO, Transitioning to Green; facilitated by Rebecca Rosen, The Atlantic

Positive Business Project: Day 1
Allison Swimmer, BBA Class of 2017, Emphases in Marketing and Management & Organizations; Rachael Moreton, BA Class of 2017, Psychology – Business, Systems, and Organizations

(Morning) Friday, May 13

Purpose + Profit
Shannon Schuyler, Principal, Chief Purpose Officer, and Corporate Responsibility Leader, PwC; Presdient, PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc.

Leadership and Culture: Enhancing the Triple Bottom Line
Fred Keller, Founder and Chairman, Cascade Engineering Family of Companies; Mark Miller, President and CEO, Cascade Engineering Family of Companies

Developing Leaders Who Make a Positive Difference in the World
Scott DeRue, Associate Dean for Executive Education; Professor of Management; Director, Sanger Leadership Center; Faculty Director, Emerging Leaders Program

(Afternoon) Friday, May 13

Positive Business Project: Day 2
Allison Swimmer, BBA Class of 2017, Emphases in Marketing and Management & Organizations; Rachael Moreton, BA Class of 2017, Psychology – Business, Systems, and Organizations

Connecting Consumers
Hank Mercier, Chief Optimist (aka Vice President of Sales), People Against Dirty, PBC

Connecting Investors: The Missing Link Between Sustainability and Impact
Joshua-Marc Tanenbaum, Senior Advisor, Tau Investment Management

Connecting Communities
David Griswold, President and Founder, Sustainable Harvest

Connecting the Dots: Patagonia’s Journey Toward Responsibility
Vincent Stanley, Director of Patagonia Philosophy, Patagonia

Ross Faculty Workshop: Impact and Finance

Gautam Kaul, Professor of Finance; Fred M. Taylor Professor of Business Administration

Ross Faculty Workshop: Leading Positive Change Without Authority

Christopher White, Adjunct Faculty in Management and Organizations; Managing Director, Center for Positive Organizations

2016 Conference Highlights

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Conference Schedule


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