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Financial Crisis Symposium

The Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics is the umbrella for all activities and research on leadership, ethics and governance at Columbia Business School. Engaging students, faculty members, and the external community in collaborative efforts, the Bernstein Center seeks to integrate ethics into the core classes taught to all MBA and Executive MBA students at Columbia. Through funding research and developing new teaching materials, the Bernstein Center provides faculty members and students with frameworks and tools to think critically about ethical and governance conflicts so that they will be better prepared for their future careers.

The Bernstein Center supports faculty-research projects on such topics as socially responsible investing, the role of private equity and sovereign wealth funds, corruption and bribery in developed and developing countries, governance of and by financial institutions, and the global evolution of boardrooms to encompass more women and diversity.


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.


Program Brochure

View the Bernstein Center brochure, Ethical Challenges in Business