ACADEMY LAUNCHES NEW INITIATIVES EXPLORING THE IMPORTANT RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN BUSINESSES AND SOCIAL CHANGE, FAIRNESS, AND HUMAN WELL-BEING.
Thanks to generous donor support, including a new major six-figure gift to the university, the Academy is launching a new Project on Business and Society. The goal of this Business and Society initiative is to spur thinking about the critical interconnectedness of for-profit businesses (large and small) and all aspects of human and social well-being, including inequality, fairness, equal opportunity, environmental quality, social tolerance and discord, and how to move beyond the toxic negativity that has come to dominate contemporary public discourse. The Project’s launch includes the addition of two new Senior Fellows and faculty members to help support the Academy’s educational mission.
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