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Barbara Krumsiek Awarded 2012 Botwinick Prize

Ethics and Leadership News | November 28, 2012

Barbara Krumsiek, chair, president, and CEO of Calvert Investments, has been awarded Columbia Business School??s 2012 Botwinick Prize in Business Ethics. The award was presented during a ceremony on Monday, November 26.

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Ethically Diverse

Ethics and Leadership News | September 25, 2012

Diverse firms are perceived as more ethical and less deserving of punishment when they do commit transgressions.

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How can we achieve diversity at the top?

Ethics and Leadership News | March 09, 2012

With female leadership numbers stagnating, do we need quotas to push boardroom equality?

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Tim Cook's Leadership Opportunity: Painting the Apple Green

Ethics and Leadership News | March 08, 2012

With some risk, but the prospect of great reward, Tim Cook can polish Apple as a company willing to change while emphasizing its greatest asset: the love of a design aesthetic that also meets the moral and lifestyle expectations of its customers, its fans -- and even its critics.

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A New Approach to Funding Social Enterprises

Ethics and Leadership News | March 06, 2012

Professor Bruce Kogut recently co-authored an article describing how bringing philanthropic and investment capital together effectively could increase capacity to address pressing social challenges and how savvy financial structuring would be necessary to make this work.

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Down with Lobbyists! Or Not?

Ethics and Leadership News | March 05, 2012

The brutal fact is that spending money on lobby groups often pays off for companies. Gillian Tett of the Financial Times discusses insights from the Business and Politics conference.

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Why do we need social capital markets? Sir Ronald Cohen at the 2012 Klion Forum

Ethics and Leadership News | February 29, 2012

Sir Ronald Cohen, chairman of The Portland Trust and Bridges Ventures, spoke at the annual Stanley R. Klion Forum.

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Strategic Leaders Need Vision, Says General George Casey

Ethics and Leadership News | February 20, 2012

Retired general George Casey, the 36th chief of staff of the US Army, shared his expertise on strategic leadership with Columbia Business School students, including military veterans, on Tuesday, February 7, at the School.

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Report: Number of Women Executives Remains Low

Ethics and Leadership News | November 15, 2011

A new report reveals the number of women holding leadership positions in New York's top companies continues to rise at a sluggish pace.

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2011 Botwinick Prize in Business Ethics Awarded to IKEA's CEO

Ethics and Leadership News | November 03, 2011

Mikael Ohlsson, president and CEO for the IKEA Group, received the 2011 Botwinick Prize in Business Ethics, an annual award presented by the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics.

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Financial Innovation: A Risky Business?

Watch the trailer for our interactive debate exploring the value of financial markets, the interaction between government and innovation, and what role markets should play in society.

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This event was presented by Fred Friendly Seminars in partnership with the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics, and was part of Columbia Business School’s Individual, Business and Society (IBS) curriculum.

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2014 Klion Forum

When: April 15th, 2014 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Where: 3022 Broadway
Calder Lounge, Uris Hall (1st Floor)
New York, NY 10027

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Join Ms. Denise Morrison, CEO of Campbell Soup, and Ms. Ellen Kaden, chief legal and government affairs officer of Campbell Soup, for a fireside chat moderated by Professor Bruce Kogut on board governance and maintaining high ethical principles in a competitive market.

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Featured Video

With rapidly changing consumer tastes, many food companies are looking to expand their markets at home and overseas. How does an iconic American company stay relevant?

Featured Research

The Small Worlds of Corporate Governance
Identifies "structural breaks" — privatization, for example, or globalization — and assesses why powerful actors across countries behave similarly or differently in terms of network properties and corporate governance.


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