SOCIAL IMPACT WEBINAR SERIES
B Corps and the Future of Ethical Business Practices
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
6-7 PM ET
Webinar details included in RSVP confirmation email.
Please join the Student Leadership and Ethics Board of the Bernstein Center and Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School for a fireside chat with the CEO of B Lab U.S. & Canada, Ben Anderson.
As consumer preferences evolve to seek out businesses committed to responsible and sustainable practices, and businesses aim to bring their environmental and social performance into the 21st century, B Lab has introduced a certification process for leaders who aim to use business as a force for good. B Corps are positioned as a new type of business that considers both profit and purpose, as well as the ethical responsibilities to our environment and society at large.
Join us to gain a better understanding of what a B Corp is, to hear more about the process by which businesses are certified, and to discuss the benefits as well as potential limits of the B Corp as a tool for social change.
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Georgia Levenson Keohane
Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia Business School
Georgia Levenson Keohane has more than twenty years of leadership experience in the private and nonprofit sectors at the intersection of capital markets, responsible investing and business, philanthropy and public policy, most recently as the president of the Navab Capital Partners (NCP) Foundation and head of the firm's Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practice, and before that executive director of the Pershing Square Foundation. Keohane is also an adjunct professor of social enterprise at Columbia Business School (CBS), and the host of the Capital for Good podcast at the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise. In 2020, she helped lead one of New York City's COVID-19 emergency response and relief efforts, and has focused on the importance of stakeholder capitalism in times of crisis.
A former McKinsey consultant, Keohane advises institutional, corporate, and philanthropic investors, community development and finance organizations, educational entities, think tanks, and mission driven companies. She speaks and writes regularly on social and economic policy, impact investing, and the role of business in society and is the author of two books, Capital and the Common Good: How Innovative Finance is Tackling the World's Most Urgent Problems (2016) and Social Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century: Innovation Across the Nonprofit, Private and Public Sectors (2013). Her work has also appeared in the New York Times, Foreign Affairs, Time, and the Harvard Business Review, among other publications.
Keohane is a senior fellow at New America and serves on several nonprofit and corporate boards. She holds a BA from Yale University, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and an MSc from London School of Economics, where she was a Fulbright Scholar.
Social Impact Webinar Series
This webinar series was designed to engage our social enterprise community during New York's Shelter in Place recommendation. Our intention is to continue to disseminate best practices for the social enterprise sector, as well as discuss the pressing social and environmental challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure vulnerable and marginalized community needs are still addressed. All webinars will be recorded and shared on the center's COVID-19 Relief and Response webpage, www.gsb.columbia.edu/socialenterprise/covid-response.