Business + Society Conference: Recaps and Video

More than 600 people participated in Business + Society: Leadership in an Increasingly Complex World, the conference marking the opening of Edward P. Evans Hall. The three-day event featured 12 panels and 66 distinguished speakers, examining major trends transforming markets and organizations around the world.


Edward P. Evans Hall, from Courtyard to City Square: The Value of Infrastructure

Panelists: Karen Van Lengen, FAIA, Kenan Professor of Architecture, University of Virginia; and Robert A.M. Stern ARCH '65, Dean and J.M. Hoppin Professor of Architecture, Yale School of Architecture, Principal and Founding Partner, Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Speaker: Norman Foster ARCH '62, Founder + Chairman, Foster + Partners
Moderator: Richard C. Levin PhD '74, President Emeritus & Frederick William Beinecke Professor of Economics, Yale University


Bosses as Brands: CEOs in the Public Spotlight

Panelists: Jeffrey Bewkes YC '74, Chairman of the Board & CEO, Time Warner Inc.; Chengyu Fu, Chairman, China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec Group); and Indra Nooyi '80, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, PepsiCo, Inc.
Moderator: Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Senior Associate Dean for Executive Programs & Lester Crown Professor in the Practice of Management, Yale School of Management


The Future of the Global Financial System

Panelists: Roger Altman, Founder and Executive Chairman, Evercore, Former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Treasury; Sheila C. Bair, Senior Advisor, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Former Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; Gary Gensler, Former Chairman, Commodity Futures Trading Commission; Robert E. Rubin LAW '64, Co-Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations, Former Secretary of the U.S. Treasury; Paul A. Volcker, Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve; and Robert B. Zoellick, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics, Former President of the World Bank Group 
Moderator: Jeffrey E. Garten, Juan Trippe Professor in the Practice of International Trade, Yale School of Management, Former U.S. Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade


Healthcare Innovation

Panelists: Benjamin Chu, MD YC '74, President, Southern California Region, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Hospitals; Margaret A. Hamburg, MD, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration; Arianna Huffington, Chair, President & Editor-in-Chief, Huffington Post Media Group; and  Simon Stevens, Chief Executive-Designate, NHS England; President of Global Health, UnitedHealth Group
Moderator: Elizabeth H. Bradley PhD '96. Faculty Director, Yale Global Health Leadership Institute; Director, Yale Global Health Initiative; Professor of Public Health and Director of Global Health Initiatives, Yale School of Public Health


Managing Creative Talent

Panelists: Beth Axelrod '89, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, eBay Inc.; Jeremy D. Eden YC '78, '86, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Harvest Earnings; Jock Reynolds, Henry J. Heinz II Director, Yale University Art Gallery; and Laura Walker '87, President and CEO,  New York Public Radio
Moderator: James Baron, William S. Beinecke Professor of Management, Yale School of Management


Global Markets and Consumers

Panelists: Gina Boswell '89, Executive Vice President, Personal Care North America, Unilever; Jon Iwata, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications, IBM Corporation; and Arun Sinha, Chief Marketing Officer, J.P Morgan
Moderator: Ravi Dhar, George Rogers Clark Professor of Management and Marketing & Director of Center for Customer Insights, Yale School of Management


Ethics and Leadership: Innovations in Education

Panelists: Joel Klein, Executive Vice President, News Corporation; Ned Lamont '80, Founder and Chairman, Lamont Digital Systems, Inc.; Jennifer C. Niles '98, Founder and Head of School, E.L. Haynes Public Charter School; and  Peter Salovey PhD '86, President & Chris Argyris Professor of Psychology, Yale University
Moderator: Thomas A. Kolditz, Director of the Leadership Development Program, Yale School of Management


The Path to Resilient Prosperity

Panelists: Peter Bakker, President, World Business Council for Sustainable Development; Frances Beinecke YC '71, FES '74, President, Natural Resources Defense Council; and Pavan Sukhdev, Founder-CEO, GIST Advisory 
Moderators: Sir Peter Crane, Carl W. Knobloch, Jr. Dean & Professor of Botany, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and Bradford S. Gentry, Professor in the Practice & Faculty Director, Yale Center for Business and the Environment, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and Yale School of Management


Preparing Leaders for a Flatter World

Panelists: Michael Barzelay '82, PhD '85, Professor of Public Management & Head of the Department of Management, London School of Economics and Political Science; Nida Bektaş, Executive Director, Koç University Graduate School of Business; María de Lourdes Dieck Assad, Dean, EGADE Business School; Kwame A. Domfeh, Dean, University of Ghana Business School; Miriam Erez, Vice Dean, MBA Program/Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, Technion Israel Institute of Technology; Santiago Iñiguez, Dean, IE Business School; Jiye Mao, Professor and Executive Dean, School of Business, Renmin University of China; Edward A. Snyder, Dean, Yale School of Management; and Devanath Tirupati, Dean (Academic) and EADS-SMI Chair Professor of Sourcing and Supply Management, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore 
Moderator: Margaret Warner YC '71, Senior Correspondent, PBS NewsHour


Bank of Ireland: A Raw Case Study

Panelists: William N. Goetzmann YC '78, '86, PhD '90, Edwin J. Beinecke Professor of Finance and Management & Director of International Center for Finance, Yale School of Management; Ciarán Ó'hÓgartaigh, Dean, University College Dublin Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business; Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. YC '59, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, WL Ross & Co. LLC; and  Matthew Spiegel, Professor of Finance, Yale School of Management 
Moderator: David Bach YC '98, Senior Associate Dean for Executive MBA and Global Programs, Yale School of Management


Social Entrepreneurship

Panelists: Seth Goldman '95, Co-Founder, President, and TeaEo, Honest Tea; Neal Keny-Guyer '82, CEO, Mercy Corps; Linda A. Mason '80, Chair & Co-Founder, Bright Horizons Family Solutions; and Chuck Slaughter YC '85, '90, Founder & CEO, Living Goods, Founder and former President, TravelSmith
Moderator: Sharon M. Oster,  Frederic D. Wolfe Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship, Director, Program on Social Enterprise, Yale School of Management


Finance in Society: Markets and Behavior

Panelists: Zhiwu Chen PhD '90, Professor of Finance, Yale School of Management; Jane Mendillo YC '80, '84, President & CEO, Harvard Management Company, Inc.; Robert Shiller, Sterling Professor of Economics, Yale University, Professor of Finance, Yale School of Management; and David Swensen PhD '80, Chief Investment Officer, Yale University
Moderator: William N. Goetzmann YC '78, '86, PhD '90, Edwin J. Beinecke Professor of Finance and Management & Director of International Center for Finance, Yale School of Management


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