Good Business Fridays

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Good Business Fridays are open conversations around what it means to lead a “good business.” How can we create economic and social value simultaneously, regardless of what sector or role we’re in? How do we look at solving problems as complex as the UN Global Goals?

Businesses (and other organizations) have an incredible set of assets: relationship assets, intellectual assets, innovation assets, financial assets, and a set of values. How can we blur boundaries between sectors and reconfigure relationships and assets in new and different ways to scale sustainable, positive impact?

Join our conversations. There's nothing to prepare. Just bring your curiosity and desire to learn how leaders lead good businesses and gift us your point of view.

As with all of our Uncommon Table conversations, come when you can, stay as long as you’d like. All are welcome. 

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Good Business Fridays are held Fridays from noon to 1:00 p.m. on Zoom.

John Kluge

Refugee Entrepreneurs

with John Kluge MBA'17, founder of the Refugee Investment Network

September 17, 2021

UN SDG 08 UN SDG 10 UN SDG 16

How can we create an inclusive future for refugees and the communities that host them?

Mary Gentile

Giving Voice to Values

with Mary Gentile, creator & director of Giving Voice to Values

September 24, 2021

UN SDG 10 UN SDG 13 UN SDG 17

What might our businesses — and our world — look like if more of us could voice and act on our values effectively?

Rebecca Obounou

Entrepreneurship in Haiti

with Rebecca Obounou MBA'17, founder of CHES

October 1, 2021

UN SDG 01 UN SDG 05 UN SDG 08

How can entrepreneurs thrive in vulnerable areas like Haiti and create long-term change?

Catherine Griffin

Data for Scaling Impact

with Catherine Griffin, founder & CEO of ImpactableX

October 8, 2021

UN SDG 03 UN SDG 04 UN SDG 06 UN SDG 12

How can social entrepreneurs (and their investors) leverage data to develop better business models and effectively drive impact at scale?

Babson Sustainability Interns

Good Business Index

with Babson Sustainability Interns: Jacob Nichols '23, Hannah Piispanen '22, and Aryan Singh '22

October 15, 2021

UN SDG 07 UN SDG 08 UN SDG 10 UN SDG 12

How can your venture or organization use the Good Business Index to drive economic, social, and environmental value for all stakeholders?

Craig Bida

Purpose-Driven Branding

with Craig Bida, founder & CEO of THINK DESIGN DISRUPT

October 22, 2021

 UN SDG 05 UN SDG 10 UN SDG 13 UN SDG 16

What are the opportunities and challenges in brands taking stands on issues like social justice and climate action?

Brigitte Muehlmann & Christopher Lloyd

ESG Demystified

with Brigitte Muehlmann and Christopher Lloyd

October 29, 2021

UN SDG 05 UN SDG 07 UN SDG 08 UN SDG 12

What are people getting right—and wrong—about ESG? And how is the ESG movement helping address the world's most pressing problems?

Joe Kenner

Radical Inclusion

with Joseph Kenner, president & CEO of Greyston

November 12, 2021

UN SDG 01 UN SDG 08 UN SDG 10

How can baking brownies break the cycle of unemployment? How is Open Hiring not just good for people and communities, but businesses too?

Karen Proctor

Unapologetic Leadership

with Karen Proctor, founder & principal of Harbour Workshop

November 19, 2021

UN SDG 17 

How can leaders in all sectors lead social change more effectively—and especially in times of social crisis?

Mark Buckley

Driving Sustainability

with Mark Buckley, founder of One Boat Collaborative

December 3, 2021

UN SDG 07 UN SDG 09 UN SDG 12 UN SDG 15

How can you drive sustainability to the heart of your business, whether a startup or multi-billion dollar company?