UNC Kenan-Flagler's focus on water as part of our leading sustainability program.
Operations management might seem like an unlikely candidate for economic development, but Brad Staats has found that changes in how work is performed and outsourced can aid economic development – and benefit a company’s bottom line.
On November 16th, the UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Operations Management Club hosted an industry trek to Pepsi Bottling Ventures (PBV) to see how the well-known company applies the strategy of continuous improvement and to help students understand sustainable operations and supply chain management.
UNC Kenan-Flagler alumna Katie Kross (MBA ’04) directs NCSC’s daily operations as president of the organization. “Sustainability is not only about preserving our environmental and cultural assets,” Katie said.
People who create positive change have one thing in common: the ability to recognize flaws in a system without dismissing its value. The students, academics, and professionals I met at William and Mary’s 2012 Corporate Collaborative for Sustainability recognize the limitations of business, but also understand its power to create value in society. They are capable of conceptualizing a sustainable balance between societal progress and the conservation of natural resources that make civilization possible. They believe that a market system, driven by competition, can still respect the rights of all earth’s people.
Michael Hornsby, a senior in UNC Kenan-Flagler’s undergraduate business program, on what the school’s core tenet of The Bottom Line & The Greater Good means to him.
Empathy served as the central theme Monday night as Procter & Gamble Chief Executive Officer Bob McDonald discussed his company’s dedication to both the design of useful consumer products and to its social responsibility across the globe.
The first in a series of posts about careers in sustainability by Dr. Boutla, co-founder of More Than Money Careers (MTM Careers). UNC Kenan-Flagler has established a strong partnership with MTM Careers to help students get clear, get connected and get hired in sustainability careers. The following is an excerpt from the MTM Careers blog.
In this blog post, student Corey Barnes (MBA '14) tackles the question, "Can entrepreneurship save the world?"
“Leading isn’t about setting rules or issuing edicts. It’s about coaching your employees and doing what you can to help them be successful,” says Laura Gamble (BSBA ’85), regional president for Greater Maryland at PNC Financial Services Group Inc. in Baltimore.
Bangs Shoes is a for-profit humanitarian brand that supports non-profit organizations built on philosophies of using long-term, sustainable solutions to alleviate poverty and help those in need. Each of the four different shoe styles and colors corresponds to a non-profit that promotes global education, female empowerment, and self-sustainability: D.I.R.T., SOUL Foundation, CHOICE Humanitarian, and Drop In the Bucket.
In 2005 Matt Williamson, the outgoing president of the MBA Student Association, challenged Kenan-Flagler to become a full partner with Habitat to build affordable homes. So far Kenan-Flagler has partially funded four houses and fully funded eight houses to the tune of $334,000. In addition to our local builds every weekend, groups of MBA students have also helped to build four international houses in Guatemala and Honduras.
The Center for Sustainable Enterprise Welcomes Five New Leaderhsip Fellows
UNC Kenan-Flagler’s sustainability immersion spans from N.C. to Africa.
Ken Hines (MBA ’84) senior managing director for John Hancock’s Bond and Corporate Finance Group, accompanies 12 MBAs to Kenya for Sustainability Immersion.
UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Lisa Jones Christensen on Africa as a learning laboratory.
Meradith Leebrick’s (BSBA 2006) nonprofit is offering free English lessons and supporting villagers’ craft sales.
Investors are on the forefront of financing the future of energy, and entrepreneurs want to know who has the money, noted a panel during the UNC Kenan-Flagler Global Innovations in Energy conference.
The UNC Kenan-Flagler blog provides a behind-the-scenes look at the UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA program. In the blog post highlighted below, Jeff Glade, associate director of BSBA Global Programs, provides an inside look at a Global Innovations in Energy Conference panel discussion.
Sustainable energy innovation at the base of the pyramid often starts at the household level and must overcome banks balking at lending to non-traditional ventures, according to a panel at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Global Innovations in Energy conference.
The UNC Center for International Business Education and Research (UNC-CIBER) and the Center for Sustainable Enterprise at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School are offering a free conference webcast of the Global Innovations in Energy: How Business Is Addressing Climate Change conference on April 20 and 21.
As a partner with Intersouth Partners, a Durham-based, $780 million venture capital firm, James Rosen works with startup and early-stage research and development companies involved with pharmaceuticals, therapeutics, diagnostic tools and health care-related software.
Growing up in rural Pennsylvania, Bonny Moellenbrock (MBA/MRP ’98) had an inherent appreciation of the environment. Now she’s in a role that connects her interests in various facets of sustainability.
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