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Driving Sustainable Growth: Capital Market Development in Brazil


Join the Brazil Initiative for this groundbreaking seminar that explores the role of private investment in Brazil’s future development. The seminar includes two panel discussions, moderated by Stephen Taber of Brazil Value Advisors and Dr. Mark Langevin of the Brazil Initiative, to explore the evolution of capital markets in Brazil and possible reform alternatives to sustain growth. Attendees are invited to a reception following the event to speak with panelists and network with Elliot School students and faculty, researchers, and investors.


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Panel 1

The Challenges & Opportunities of Brazil’s Capital Markets
with
Dr. Paulo Vieira da Cunha, Gregory Harrington and Dr. Rogerio Studart

2:00 pm to 3:35 pm


Panel 2

Alternatives for Reform: Making Capital Markets the Motor of Growth & Development
with
Ricardo Simoes Russo, Dr. Monica de Bolle & Evaldo Morata

4:00 pm to 5:45 pm


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How Can We Use Design Thinking to Make Better Decisions?

Design Thinking is a proven and repeatable problem solving methodology that any business or profession can employ to achieve results. It is a mindset that involves both creative and critical thinking skills that focuses on solutions.


When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.


Come listen to two highly esteemed design and business consultants, Pradeep Sharma and Anais Missakian share their experiences of applying design thinking to not only effectively problem solve but to achieve results.

Date: March 23, 2017
Time: 6pm – 7pm
Location: Duques Hall, Room 651 • 2201 G St. NW • Washington, DC 20052


Questions?

Contact Denita Takemoto at dtakemoto@gwu.edu

 

 


The Do’s and Don’ts of MBA Admissions

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The George Washington University School of Business and Kaplan Test Prep invite you to learn more about test preparation and MBA admission tips.

This exclusive free event will offer a closer look at our MBA programs, and provide applicants with GMAT prep information, interactive seminars, and the opportunity to speak with an admissions representative.


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Inclusive Partnerships to Achieve Sustainable Development


The Global CEO Alliance, in partnership with the George Washington University School of Business is organizing a side-event to support the U.S. Department of State (Office of Global Partnerships), the U.S. Global Development Lab at the U.S. Agency for International Development, Concordia, and PeaceTech Lab for Global Partnership Week (GPW) 2017, scheduled on 6-12 March 2017. The side-event will complement the main Forum on the role of public-private partnerships (P3s) in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals.

GPW 2017 features self-organized events around the world, from large-scale conferences and panels to intimate networking gatherings or webinars that will serve to illuminate existing collaborations, as well as potential partnership opportunities. This session will support the overarching goal of the Global Partnership Week 2017 as organized and led by the US Department of State.

Various researches validate that Innovative partnerships provide more jobs, improve basic services such as health, fast track infrastructure, improve quality education and enhance a clean and transparent government, among others. Whether in conflict, poverty or stable environment, governments working in partnership with development players stand a much better chance of developing and executing sound development strategies. Now more than ever a single actor cannot do it alone and inclusive partnership is presented more than just a partnership modality but about genuine relationship.

The event will have two sessions and an audience Q&A.


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Session 1: Global and Regional Perspectives on PPP


The first session is on Global and Regional perspective on PPP leading to 2030 Agenda. It will present a number of high-level panelists who will engage in a dialogue with the audience on the ‘hows’ and ‘whats’ of PPP and why PPP actors must have a clear indication of what they actually want in partnership to benefit the larger community it purports to serve. The session will amplify all fundamentals of PPP as well as the complementing factors that directly contribute to leadership, knowledge acquisition and transfer, and capacity building for sustainable development and investment opportunities.

Finding solutions via public private partnerships requires the private sector, multi-laterals, industry associations, governments and civil society groups to work together to achieve net positive impacts. Faced with entrenched, complex challenges and legacy issues, PPPs are an important example of collective efforts required to address disruptions facing modern societies. While each stakeholder has much to offer and much to gain, each faces unique challenges in identifying and collaborating on sustainable solutions. This panel explores how thought leadership and cohesive effort have positively impacted PPPs and how PPPs can address critical SDG challenges going forward. The discussion will cover key areas of policy design and coordination, essence of political stability, concrete legal framework, accountability, strengths and limitations of PPP modality, among others.


Session 2: Inclusive Partnership and the 2030 Agenda


The second session is on Inclusive Partnerships where panelists will discuss and think through the Innovative Partnering Cycle – how to set up, build trust, understand the needs of different partners and stakeholders, agreement, manage and implement, and lastly assess/evaluate the partnership within the environment that call for urgency and immediate response to critical development areas of the 2030 Agenda. The session will cover the larger inclusive scope of partnership and how it will gravitate towards the implementation of SDG 17. It will cover pivotal contribution of multi-stakeholders in the promotion and implementation of joint collaboration and inclusive partnerships towards Sustainable Development. The session will be participated in by senior executives from private sector George Washington University, Network of Cities, among others. Couple of presentations highlighting the contribution of private sector and other development actors in innovation and in support to the 2030 Agenda will also be included.


Program & Speakers


Opening and Welcoming Remarks

  • Dr. Linda Livingstone, Dean, George Washington University School of Business
  • Mr. James Thompson, Director for Innovation, US Department of State Mr. James M. Donovan, Chairman, Global CEO Alliance

Speakers

  • Ms. Kim Osborne, Executive Secretary, Organization of American States (OAS)
  • Mr. Ciyong Zou, Director of Partnership and Results Monitoring Department, UNIDO Ms. Mary D. Kane, President, SisterCities International
  • Mr. Raj Kumar, President, Devex

Session 1: Global and Regional Perspectives on PPP

Moderator:

  • Mr. Richard Crespin, CEO, CollaborateUp

Panelists:

  • Mr. Art Smith, Chairman, National Council for Public Private Partnerships
  • Mr. Clive Harris, Director, World Bank
  • Mr. David Bloomgarden, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Mr. James Donovan, Chairman, Global CEO Alliance
  • Dr. Eduard Muller, President, University of International Cooperation
  • Mr. Charles North, Acting Assistant Administrator, USAID
  • Mr. Ciyong Zou, Director of Partnership and Results Monitoring Department, UNIDO Mr. David Baxter – Senior Expert on PPP, UNECE Working Group Member

Session 2: Inclusive Partnership and the 2030 Agenda

Moderator:

  • Dr. Jennifer J. Griffin, Strategic Management & Public Policy and Director, GW Institute for Corporate Responsibility

Panelists:

  • Ms. Mary D. Kane, CEO/President, SisterCities International
  • Ms. Michelle Bongiovanni, CEO, HealRWorld
  • Dr. Ivan Shumkov, CEO, BuildAcademy
  • Mr. Raj Kumar, President, Devex
  • Mr. William Plummer, VP for External Affairs, Huawei Technologies (North America) Mr. Adam Khorakiwala, CEO, mGuru
  • Ms. Lucy Mungai, Major Groups and Stakeholders Branch (MGSB), UNEP Mr. Tim McCoy, VP, World Cocoa Foundation


The online registration can be accessed via – www.globalceoalliance.org.

 


Finance • Spring Seminar Series • March 24th

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The finance department will be hosting a presentation by Tarun Chordia of Emory University, on Friday from 2:00 to 3:30 PM in Funger Hall, room 258.


Date: March 24th, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Location:
 Funger Hall, Rm. 258 • 2201 G St. NW, Washington D.C. 20052
Speaker: Tarun Chordia, Emory university

Title: TBD



Symposium on Private Environmental Governance (Day 2)


The Private Environmental Governance Symposium is a multidisciplinary event co-hosted by The George Washington University Law School, Journal of Energy and Environmental Law, Institute for Corporate Responsibility, and School of Business, the Vanderbilt University Law School and Department of Sociology, and the Environmental Law Institute.

The symposium will explore environmental governance from an academic perspective. Here at the Institute of Corporate Responsibility in collaboration with our colleagues in other disciplines, we are studying partnerships and multisector collaborations around environmental issues that supplement (or perhaps displace in some instances) traditional government functions. The topic is gaining some traction, and we need to better understand its implications for businesses, NGOs and government. Private governance may prove especially important in light of the recent election, which may result in a reduced federal role in at least some areas of environmental governance.


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18th Annual Robert P. Maxon Lecture: Derk Hendrikson


The Institute for Corporate Responsibility and the GW School of Business invite you to the 18th Annual Robert P. Maxon Lecture.

This year’s lecture will be delivered by Derk Hendriksen, Vice President of Business Integration, and General Manager, EKOCENTER, Office of Sustainability, The Coca-Cola Company.

Derk Hendriksen is a Dutch native who has worked at The Coca-Cola Company for 19 years in various marketing, general management and sustainability roles in The Netherlands, Belgium, France, the European Group and most recently at Corporate Headquarters in Atlanta, USA.

He currently is the Vice President of Business Integration in the Office of Sustainability where he looks after the planning, marketing and governance of The Coca-Cola Company’s priorities in running a Sustainable Business. He also is the General Manager for Coca-Cola’s EKOCENTER project, which aims to empower disadvantaged communities through social enterprise by delivering shared value to both society and business.

In addition to his current role, his experience includes global strategy and planning for the Coca-Cola brand portfolio and marketing these brands and their reputation both globally and locally. He has also helped build ‘The Coca-Cola Way of Marketing’, The Coca-Cola Company’s proprietary approach to building some of the world’s strongest brands.


 


Symposium on Private Environmental Governance (Day 1)


The Private Environmental Governance Symposium is a multidisciplinary event co-hosted by The George Washington University Law School, Journal of Energy and Environmental Law, Institute for Corporate Responsibility, and School of Business, the Vanderbilt University Law School and Department of Sociology, and the Environmental Law Institute.

The symposium will explore environmental governance from an academic perspective. Here at the Institute of Corporate Responsibility in collaboration with our colleagues in other disciplines, we are studying partnerships and multisector collaborations around environmental issues that supplement (or perhaps displace in some instances) traditional government functions. The topic is gaining some traction, and we need to better understand its implications for businesses, NGOs and government. Private governance may prove especially important in light of the recent election, which may result in a reduced federal role in at least some areas of environmental governance.


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Denit Trust Series: The Role of Directors in Reputation Risk


The Institute for Corporate Responsibility (ICR) and the Center for Law, Economics, and Finance (C-LEAF) are pleased to announce the next program in their ongoing series on Challenges in Corporate Governance.

The program will focus on the role of Corporate Directors in dealing with reputation risk. Damage to the company’s reputation can have a negative impact on revenues, profits, growth, employee morale, share price, and even its viability. Reputation risk has always been a concern of companies. With the advent of social media, news — good or bad — travels more quickly and more broadly (and sometimes more inaccurately) than in the past. As a result, the role of corporate boards in overseeing the risk the risk to their companies has required more timely focus on risks to the company’s reputation. The challenge for Directors in this regard is to understand possible internal and external sources of reputation risk, what is being done to prevent such risks, how the company is perceived by its stakeholders, and what plans are in place to deal with reputation damage if it occurs.

The panel will include corporate directors and an advisor to them. Topics to be addressed include how the board is structured to oversee reputation risk, the type of information that it reviews, how it prepares for the possibility of a damaging event, its role in reacting to the damaging event, and its role in mitigating the damage to its reputation. The program should be of interest to students of business as well as corporate and securities laws.


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Moderator

Hon. Cynthia A. Glassman
Senior Research Scholar, ICR
Board Member of Discover Financial Services and Navigant Consulting
Former Commissioner, Securities and Exchange Commission


Panelists

Charles Bakaly
Senior Counselor, National Litigation and DC Crisis Communications Practice
Edelman

Hon. William Barr
General Counsel and Executive Vice President (retired)
Verizon Comminications
Former US Attorney General

Hon. Kathleen Cooper
Former Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs
Nonexecutive Board Chair, Williams Companies
Director, Deutsche Bank Trust Company of the Americas.

Cynthia Hostetler
Board Member
Vulcan Materials Co., Aberdeen Investment Funds, and Trilinc Global Impact Fund


 


A Call Back to Africa: African Business and Development Panel


Join us February 24th for the African Student Association’s first-ever panel focused on African business, development, and entrepreneurship:

A Call Back to Africa: African Business & Development Panel

Esteemed and accomplished members of the African diaspora will discuss:

  • Current Trends & Challenges of Investing & Entrepreneurship in Africa
  • Investing in the Industries of their Native Countries
  • Advice on Contributing to the Business & Investment Sectors of Africa

Panelists Include:

Liberata Mulamula, Tanzanian Ambassador
The first Executive Secretary of the International Conference of the Great Lakes Region

Wilfried Kohou, Entrepreneur
Currently working in Ivory Coast’s biodiesel industry


This is a great opportunity for ASA members and other GW students to learn how to contribute to the sustained growth and prosperity of the African continent.

If you’re looking to work in Africa or work on any Africa-related projects, this is a great opportunity to network.

Mark your calendars because this is an event you don’t want to miss!

No RSVP required. We look forward to seeing you!