Leadership & Ethics News
May 11, 2022
Indra Nooyi, former CEO and chairman of PepsiCo, opened up about her leadership journey and her hopes for an ethical and fair future.
April 19, 2022
The Student Leadership and Ethics Board presented Leadership and Ethics Week 2022, which focused on leading in the new normal and the evolution of business ethics.
February 17, 2022
Tessa West, author and NYU professor of psychology, provides advice on dealing with—and ultimately breaking free from—your most toxic coworkers.
October 14, 2021
The 2021 Klion Forum examined humanistic leadership through the lens of today’s societal challenges.
October 5, 2021
The Bernstein Center is proud to support nine doctoral students and faculty members across academic divisions in their innovative and relevant research work.
August 30, 2021
The Delta variant continues to run rampant around the U.S., forcing many companies to push back or halt plans for an in-person return to the office. We pulled together a few pieces of advice to help leaders prepare for whatever comes next.
July 19, 2021
Organizations—including business schools—are increasingly focused on expanding their DEI capabilities. Here we discuss best practices for having productive conversations around DEI.
June 10, 2021
Magda Wierzycka, co-founder and chief executive officer of Sygnia Limited, talks leadership, integrity and seizing opportunities.
May 19, 2021
Matthew McCarthy spoke candidly about his values-based leadership style and his company’s avid social activism during his acceptance of The Botwinick Prize in Business Ethics at Columbia Business School.
April 5, 2021
Dan Wang, Associate Professor of Business and Bernstein Faculty Leader, puts pen to paper to help our community better understand the experience of being Asian in America.
March 3, 2021
The leaders of the multinational corporation dug deep into the importance of the CEO-General Counsel relationship as it relates to organizational culture and shared career advice, including where to start when you’re fresh out of graduate school.
January 26, 2021
The research grants will support doctoral students in their pursuit of discovery around leadership, ethical conflicts, and the future of work across industries.
January 15, 2021
The Phillips Pathway for Inclusive Leadership is a one-of-a-kind co-curricular initiative designed to help students understand and appreciate the inherent value in diversity and inclusion as future business leaders.
December 10, 2020
Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success Worldwide, reflects on her career journey, which began with early leadership lessons from her mother and continues through her lifelong commitment to service.
November 12, 2020
The Bernstein Center showcases groundbreaking research at its 2020 Research Zoomposium.
November 5, 2020
Todd Jick, veteran professor, takes on the role of Reuben Mark Faculty Director of Organizational Character and Leadership this fall.
September 22, 2020
Recent graduate, Hemish Dave ’20, founder of Boda Coffee speaks to his new venture and how CBS prepared him to lead in a sustainable and purposeful way.
September 2, 2020
Modupe Akinola, Associate Professor of Management, steps into the role of Faculty Director this fall.
August 18, 2020
The second annual Academic DEI Conference virtually assembled top professors from peer schools around the world to discuss and develop best practices for teaching diversity, equity, and inclusion in business school and beyond.
June 16, 2020
Former CEO of Honeywell International, David Cote, discusses his new book Winning Now, Winning Later and opens up about becoming the leader of a company that was on the verge of failure.
May 28, 2020
Dr. Roy Vagelos ’54PS shares his perspective on the current pandemic as well as leadership insights from his long-storied tenure as CEO of Merck & Co.
May 18, 2020
Angela Rossetti ’80, a guest lecturer at Columbia’s Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, brings to light businesses’ evolving ethical compass by comparing the dishonorable business decisions of the 1918 flu pandemic with the collaborative, moral commitments made by today’s business leaders in the time of Coronavirus.
May 15, 2020
Top executives discuss leading through the COVID-19 crisis while striking the proper balance between personal and professional.
April 29, 2020
Bernstein Faculty Leader and David W. Zalaznick Associate Professor of Business, Dan Wang, explores the power behind creating, maintaining and leveraging meaningful relationships in today’s altered social climate.
April 27, 2020
“I have always thought that the relationship between the CEO and the General Counsel is the most important partnership that exists,” said Reuben Mark, former CEO of Colgate-Palmolive for nearly two and a half decades.
April 16, 2020
The Bernstein Center looks back at this year's Leadership and Ethics Week.
April 10, 2020
James Keyes '80, Chairman of Wild Oats Marketplace and member of the Board of Overseers at Columbia Business School, cycles through his greatest professional wins and learnings to provide three key pieces of advice for leading through a crises.
April 4, 2020
President and Chief Executive Officer of outdoor apparel company Patagonia discusses leading a company at the forefront of strong social change and environmental activism.
February 7, 2020
“We put a ton of emphasis on company culture,” David Heath, founder of apparel brand Bombas, said during the Reuben Mark Organizational Leadership Series.
February 6, 2020
Hilary Krane, the recent Leader-in-Residence for the Reuben Mark Initiative discusses her vision for leadership and the importance of being a team player as part of an effective organizational culture.
February 4, 2020
“Change is what’s going to drive improvement of the world,” says Michelle Dunstan, an ESG-focused portfolio manager at asset manager AllianceBernstein.
November 25, 2019
The research grants will help provide new tools and frameworks in which to think critically about leadership, ethical conflicts, and the future of work across industries in order to better prepare future business leaders
October 14, 2019
Subtle mental shifts can increase people’s responsiveness to the gender gap, and their commitment to doing something about it.
September 11, 2019
Conversations around diversity, equity and inclusion can be uncomfortable. But business school classrooms need to embrace them nonetheless.
September 10, 2019
Adam Bryant, a veteran journalist, author and managing director of Merryck & Co, has been appointed Senior Advisor to the Reuben Mark Initiative for Organizational Character and Leadership
September 5, 2019
Tim Kopra ’13 was the guest of honor for the annual Leadership and Ethics: Military in Business Speaker Series where he spoke to his leadership style and the intersection of his military and business careers.
September 5, 2019
As part of the Reuben Mark Organizational Leadership Series, business and legal executives share their top leadership lessons which help impart strong workplace cultures.
July 26, 2019
The inaugural Leader-in-Residence for the Reuben Mark Initiative discusses personal leadership styles and effective organizational cultures.
June 7, 2019
The Bernstein Center hosted its annual Klion Forum featuring a discussion on the business case for addressing the global refugee and immigration crisis
June 7, 2019
Felipe Larrain, Minister of Finance of the Government of Chile, discussed global economic policies, climate change, and multi-lateral trade at Columbia Business School with Professor Joseph Stiglitz
April 3, 2019
When a corporate scandals occurs, business leaders should be able look to their organizational values to see them through.
February 5, 2019
The Reuben Mark Initiative leverages the intellectual capital of Columbia Business School and Columbia Law School to develop and design curricula and programming which teach crucial leadership lessons and the skills and strategies necessary to create an optimal organizational culture.
January 18, 2019
A panel of industry leaders discussed gender equality, diversity, and inclusiveness in today’s corporate workplace at Columbia Business School in conversation with Professor Katherine W. Phillips.
January 17, 2019
Kenneth Frazier, CEO of Merck & Co., Inc., broke away from the earnings guidance from shareholders and continued the core commitment to research, substantially refocusing the organization on the launch and growth of products that benefit the public for the long term.
August 21, 2018
The Bernstein Center Sponsors Faculty and Doctoral Grants to Promote Research on Leadership and Ethics
August 3, 2018
Katherine W. Phillips, the Reuben Mark Professor of Organizational Character, has been appointed Director of the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics
May 16, 2018
The Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics and the Military in Business Association (MiBA) seek to bridge the military-civilian divide in the greater Columbia community.
May 16, 2018
Columbia Business School scholars present a new framework for exploring why people are drawn into deceiving others in negotiation.
May 9, 2018
Arianna Huffington, Founder & CEO of Thrive Global; Founder of The Huffington Post, discusses her thoughts on women board member quotas with Professor Gita Johar, Meyer Feldberg Professor of Business in Marketing at the 2018 KPMG Peat Marwick/ Stanley R. Klion Forum.
May 1, 2018
NEW YORK—When government forces the business sector to “do good,” it hurts the bottom line and actually reduces voluntary efforts to be good corporate neighbors. Those are the findings of research unveiled today by Columbia Business School, which examines the viability of mandatory Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as a business practice, finding that enforced activity –efforts by governments to make CSR spending mandatory by law– is a value-decreasing proposition for shareholders, and a disincentive for corporate good behavior.