The International Integrated Reporting Council is launching a network for businesses that are interested in sharing their experiences of integrated reporting
The network, which will be formally launched at the IIRC pilot project conference in late September, will provide participants with resources, expertise and examples of best practice to encourage them to “advance [their] journey towards better corporate reporting through <IR>” and “extend buy-in” across their organisations.
The International Integrated Reporting Council is launching a network for businesses that are interested in sharing their experiences of integrated reporting.
The network, which will be formally launched at the IIRC pilot project conference in late September, will provide participants with resources, expertise and examples of best practice to encourage them to “advance their journey towards better corporate reporting through <IR>” and “extend buy-in” across their organisations.
Our basic grievance with today’s billionaires is that relatively little of the value they’ve created trickles down to the rest of us. Real wages for the 62% of the U.S. workforce classified as production and nonsupervisory workers have declined since the mid-1970s. The billionaires haven’t shared generously with investors either. Across the economy, the return on invested capital, which had been stable for the prior 10 years at about 5%, peaked in 1979 and has been on a steady decline ever since. It is currently below 2% and still dropping, as the minders of that capital, whether corporate executives or investment managers, extract ever more for their services....
This course focuses on the concepts and tools behind reporting modern data analyses in a reproducible manner. Reproducible research is the idea that data analyses, and more generally, scientific claims, are published with their data and software code so that others may verify the findings and build upon them. The need for reproducibility is increasing dramatically as data analyses become more complex, involving larger datasets and more sophisticated computations. Reproducibility allows for people to focus on the actual content of a data analysis, rather than on superficial details reported in a written summary. In addition, reproducibility makes an analysis more useful to others because the data and code that actually conducted the analysis are available. This course will focus on literate statistical analysis tools which allow one to publish data analyses in a single document that allows others to easily execute the same analysis to obtain the same results.
How will management education be positioned and funded in the future?
There exists tremendous pressure on existing business models. What is the business model for management institutions in the future? How should management institutions be funded and operated? How will institutions maintain academic independence while enhancing value for industry through relevant research? How should academia work with other stakeholders going forward (funding agencies, governments, consulting organizations, for-profit universities, online educational models, etc.)?
The Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies has named Hans Rosling, a Swedish medical doctor, academic and statistician, the 2014 Bartels World Affairs Fellow. He will deliver the Henry E. and Nancy Horton Bartels 2014 World Affairs Fellowship Lecture Sept. 9 at 4:30 p.m. in Statler Auditorium.
Rosling is professor of international health at the Karolinska Institute and co-founder and chairman of the Gapminder Foundation, which developed Trendalyzer information visualization software. Rosling makes statistical data come alive to address the global economy and to dispel common myths about the developing world. He founded the Gapminder Foundation, an organization that strives to make statistical data freely available and easily understandable online.
Dean Jim Ryan explains why putting research into practice is a priority for HGSE.
At HGSE, our goal is to change the world through education. To that end, we aim to identify and answer some of the most pressing questions facing the field. But no research finding — no matter how profound — will make much difference in the lives of students if it is simply left to dwell in the Ivory Tower...
Faculty responsibilities have expanded, but faculty impact is still measured primarily by the number of publications in top journals. Should metrics change to reflect new kinds of faculty contributions?
"Impact" is one of the pillars of AACSB International's recently revised standards, and AACSB's former board chair Robert Sullivan has discussed how the new standards might change the way research is assessed. (See "The Future of Scholarship" on page 19 of BizEd's July/August 2014 issue.)
In 2013–14, Harvard Business School (HBS) conducted its third alumni survey on U.S. competitiveness. Our report on the findings focuses on a troubling divergence in the American economy: large and midsize firms have rallied strongly from the Great Recession, and highly skilled individuals are prospering. But middle- and working-class citizens are struggling, as are small businesses. We argue that such a divergence is unsustainable, explore its root causes, and examine actions that might mitigate it. We ask in particular, how can we create a U.S. economy in which firms both thrive in global competition and lift the living standards of the average American? Four patterns that shed light on this question emerged from survey respondents’ assessments of the U.S. business environment:
• In gauging the future of U.S. competitiveness, the survey respondents were pessimistic on balance. By a ratio of three to two, those who foresaw a decline in U.S. competitiveness in the next three years outnumbered those who predicted an improvement. Reflecting the divergence described above, respondents were much more hopeful about the future competitive success of America’s firms than they were about the future pay of America’s workers.
• Though pessimistic overall, respondents were less negative about the future of U.S. competitiveness than they were in prior surveys. This trend seems to reflect the cyclical rebound of the U.S. economy. Accordingly, respondents were more favorable this year in their assessments of every element of the U.S. business environment. Respondents saw relatively small gains, however, in areas that pose some of the nation’s toughest challenges, including America’s tax code, its K–12 education system, its political system, and its regulations.
• Overall, respondents saw weaknesses in those aspects of the U.S. business environment that drive the prospects of middle- and working-class citizens—for instance, the education system, the quality of workplace skills, and the effectiveness of the political system. And they saw strengths in aspects that influence company success, such as the quality of management, the vibrancy of capital markets, and firm access to innovation. This dichotomy is likely at the root of the divergence described above. • Compared to the typical respondent, alumni working in small businesses had more negative (or less positive) views of virtually every aspect of the U.S. business environment. This finding echoes growing evidence from other sources that small businesses are disadvantaged in America.
Beyond a general assessment of the U.S. business environment, the survey explored three areas of concern where smarter approaches might improve the prospects of the average American: the K–12 education system, workplace skills, and transportation infrastructure. In each of these areas, this report draws not only from the survey but also from wider HBS research efforts.
What type of economic impact do Middle Market companies have on the U.S. economy at large?
Put it this way—by itself, the U.S. Middle Market would be the world’s fifth-largest economy. It’s bigger than the entire economy of Germany, for example.
In raw numbers, the U.S. Middle Market brings in nearly $10 trillion in annual revenue, or roughly one-third of the nation’s private sector GDP. The Middle Market may go under the radar at times, but its economic impact is massive.
"Hong Kong is a wonderful, thriving society to be part of. If you don't believe me, go outside today," Sunil Kumar, dean and George Pratt Shultz Professor of Operations Management, said in his opening remarks at the inaugural ceremony’s keynote panel discussion, “Which Capitalism for the 21st Century?”
Impressed by Pres. Obama’s open mind. Today he invited me and other economists to lunch to better understand the needs of the country
Students in the Signature Track who complete the course at a high level will be eligible to apply for a full scholarship to the Penn Social Impact House — a mountain retreat in the U.S. where 20 of the best emerging social entrepreneurs from around the world gather in a live-work environment for two weeks under the guidance of leading experts and practitioners to work on the development of their ideas.
SAN FRANCISCO (June 4, 2013) - The University of San Francisco (USF) announced today that it has selected the San Francisco Free Clinic to receive the 2013 University of San Francisco California Prize for Service and the Common Good. Focused on community wellness, the San Francisco Free Clinic provides free, accessible medical treatment to those without health insurance, while also advancing the field of primary care by providing educational opportunities for future medical practitioners
SOCAP‘s annual flagship event in San Francisco is the leading gathering for impact investors and social entrepreneurs. Its unique approach emphasizes cross-sector convening and gathers voices across a broad spectrum to catalyze unexpected connections. From the leading edge to established players, SOCAP brings together global innovators, investors, foundations, governments, institutions, and social entrepreneurs to build the world we want to leave to future generations. SOCAP actively seeks out opportunities to accelerate the market at the intersection of money and meaning and, in pursuit of that goal, have convened more than 10,000 people since its founding in 2008.
Centro Community Partners, located in Oakland, fosters socioeconomic change in communities by providing business advisory services and leadership development programs to underserved entrepreneurs that are needed to grow businesses and provide jobs.
Arturo brings more than 17 years of work experience as a management consultant. Arturo specializes in economic development, strategy, governance, risk management, finance, and organizational change management. He has worked at Mission Energy, Moody’s KMV, Barclays Global Investors, AON, Deloitte, and Ernst & Young. He has earned an MBA in Strategic Management and Leadership from Peter F. Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University and a BA in Economics and a concentration in Finance from Haas School of Business from U.C. Berkeley.
Naldo Peliks (video @ 2min5secs)
Chief Operations Officer
Naldo is responsible for developing Centro’s operational capacities, leading the organization’s advisory services and overseeing product development. He brings 10 years of marketing and business strategy experience working with organizations in technology, banking, retail and education. He is also a founding member of Baobank, a microfinance initiative in Burkina Faso. Naldo has a BA from the University of San Francisco and an MBA from IE Business School in Madrid Spain.
Sir Richard Lambert, former Director General of the Confederation of British Industry, currently Chancellor of Warwick University and senior independent adviser to Deutsche Bank. He was a Member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee, before which he worked at the Financial Times, serving as Editor when the successful US version of the newspaper was launched. He was commissioned by the Government to write the Lambert Review of Business-University Collaboration in 2003.