Mar 27, 2014

Tuck’s 12th Annual Business and Society Conference

The Center for Business & Society recently hosted its 12th annual Business & Society Conference, themed "Business as a Lever for Social Change."

Tuck faculty, staff, students, and industry leaders came together for two days of sessions covering everything from social entrepreneurship to climate change to ethics. Thursday highlights included a keynote address from Paul Carttar, partner and co-founder of The Bridgespan Group, which focuses on social innovation, enhancing the effectiveness of philanthropy, and scaling solutions that work. Friday's keynote panel featured Jeff Dykstra, CEO of Partners in Food Solutions, John S. Mendesh, Vice President of Research & Development at General Mills, and Pat Rogers, Vice President of Global Accounts at Cargill, Inc. The article When Big Corporations Help Small Farmers provides a great overview of the panel. 

The Business & Society Conference is Tuck's largest student-run conference. This year, Alexis and Avanti, both T'14s, took the reins with a passion for social impact and the help of six other classmates on the executive committee.

Head to the Center for Business & Society Blog for student perspectives on the conference, the Center, and your opportunities for social impact at Tuck and beyond. 


Student volunteers welcome attendees at Tuck’s Business & Society Conference


Alumni participate in a panel on making social impact outside of the office: Moderator Elizabeth Napier T’91; Margaret Rightmire D’92, T’96; Charles Crane D’82, T’83; and Carolyn Carr McGuire T’83


BSC co-chair Avanti Maluste T’14 presents keynote speaker Paul Carttar with a thank-you gift


Maggie Misztal T’14 talks with keynote speaker Jeff Dykstra of Partners in Food Solutions at the evening reception