Corporate Social Responsibility


MBAs Create, Host New Sustainability Case Competition

Franz Oliveira '19 MBA (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Franz Oliveira ’19 MBA (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

If there was any question about how much heart and soul participants put into vying for the UConn Net Impact MBA Sustainability Case Competition victory, it could be measured by the disappointment on the faces of those who didn’t place. Continue Reading


Professor Stephen Park Named Satell CSR Fellow

Stephen Park (UConn School of Business)

Solutions to Climate Change, Poverty, Other Social Challenges Require Collective Effort, New Approaches

Business Law Professor Stephen Park has been named to the newly created position of Satell Fellow in Corporate Social Responsibility.

“The School of Business is deeply invested in the development of corporate social responsibility guidelines and shares the belief that this work is of utmost importance,” said Dean John A. Elliott. Continue Reading


Protecting the Vulnerable

India Gravel Quarries (U.Roberto (Robin) Romano Papers, Archives & Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library)
India Gravel Quarries (U.Roberto (Robin) Romano Papers, Archives & Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library)

UConn Human Rights Conference Gathers Experts to Address Ways to Watch Over Garment Workers

The new shirt that you are wearing is impeccably tailored and bears a prominent designer label, so it must be responsibly sourced.

Right? Continue Reading


Conscious Capitalism: Serving a Higher Social Goal

Larry Bingaman, president and chief executive officer of the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority, speaks to students about conscious capitalism. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Larry Bingaman, president and chief executive officer of the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority, speaks to students about conscious capitalism. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Connecticut CEO Speaks to Undergraduate Students about Conscious Capitalism

A Connecticut CEO presented to undergraduate students on April 25 about how business can serve a higher social goal through the introduction of ‘Conscious Capitalism’ into the organization. Continue Reading


‘Always Think About the Common Good’

The April 10 NetImpact program, titled, "Careers for the Common Good: The Value of Sustainability in Business" featured panelists Rene O. Deida, Susan Rochford, Sara Bronin, Benjamin Simmons-Telep, and Daryl Shore (Zack Wussow)
The April 10 Net Impact program, titled, “Careers for the Common Good: The Value of Sustainability in Business” featured panelists Rene O. Deida, Susan Rochford, Sara Bronin, Benjamin Simmons-Telep, and Daryl Shore. (Zack Wussow)

Personal Story of Overcoming Homelessness Adds Powerful Dimension to Net Impact Panel Discussion

Daryl Shore‘s personal story silenced the crowd at the inaugural meeting of the new UConn graduate students’ Net Impact chapter, an organization of people eager to make a positive change in the environment and the world. Continue Reading


UConn Senior Margo Bailey Awarded Fulbright

Margo Bailey, a senior honors student majoring in marketing, is the sole recipient of the competitive Fulbright Scholarship to earn a master's degree in management at IE Business School in Madrid, Spain. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Margo Bailey, a senior honors student majoring in marketing, is the sole recipient of the competitive Fulbright Scholarship to earn a master’s degree in management at IE Business School in Madrid, Spain. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Bailey Plans Career Helping Kids Appreciate Foreign Languages, Cultures, People

How do you top a college career that includes two study-abroad trips, internships at international companies, and a three-part honors thesis exploring bilingual advertising and the toy industry?

Margo Bailey, a senior honors student majoring in marketing, did it by earning a Fulbright Scholarship. Continue Reading



‘Doing Great Things’

Management student Alleya Jenkins '17 wants to incorporate community and giving back into her career. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Management student Alleya Jenkins ’17 wants to incorporate community and giving back into her career. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Management Senior Alleya Jenkins Envisions a People-Focused Business Career

For Alleya Jenkins ’17, helping others will never be an afterthought in her career, extracurricular activities or free time. Continue Reading


Bird Speaks About Conscious Capitalism

Robert Bird (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Robert Bird (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

UConn Business Law Professor Robert Bird was a panelist at a presentation on “Conscious Capitalism” on Nov. 17 at the Toyota Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, Conn., sponsored by the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce.

The presenters discussed conscious capitalism—business enterprises that follow a strategy in which they seek to benefit both human beings and the environment—its purpose and vision and what’s happening on a global scale.

Other participants included Doug Rauch, former president of Trader Joe’s, Larry Bingaman, president and CEO of the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority and Kate Emery, founder and CEO of The Walker Group, a technology services firm.


Corporate Social Responsibility Research in Marketing

2016 Voya Financial Colloquium

Each year the Voya Financial Fund supports the marketing department by inviting marketing experts from around the globe to speak regarding advancements in the world of marketing.  This year’s Voya Financial Colloquium was centered on Corporate Social Responsibility Research in Marketing. On April 8, four distinguished scholars from three different countries gathered at UConn to speak to the marketing and business law faculty and doctoral students about their most recent findings and exciting futures of corporate responsibility marketing. Find more about their speeches below. Continue Reading