NYU Stern
Gordon Brown, Former Prime Minister, United Kingdom, delivers 2014 Ashokc Sani Distinguished Lecture
Anita Raghavan, Author of The Billionaire's Apprentice, delivers 9th Annual Haitkin Lecture (2014)
Tensie Whelan, President, Rain Forrest Alliance, 2014-2015 Stern-Citi Leadership & Ethics Distinguished Fellow

Welcome to the Business and Society Program!

The focus of the Business and Society Program is necessarily interdisciplinary: it challenges students to look beyond their functional expertise and understand how their work affects the broader issues of a firm’s performance, culture, and capital structure, as well as market creation, function, and regulation.

Business and Society Program course work draws upon ideas from many academic disciplines including accounting, economics, finance, law, marketing, and philosophy. Course cases and problems require students to integrate theory from these fields to arrive at balanced and well-considered judgments about complex business situations.

All Business and Society Program courses and events are designed to leverage Stern’s New York City location through the outstanding adjunct professors who teach in the program and the broad range of guest speakers who visit individual classes.

Upcoming Events

The Paduano Seminar in Business Ethics

Paduano Seminars will be on Fridays, 3:00pm-4:20pm
Talks will be held at: NYU Stern, 44 West Fourth Street, Kaufman Management Center, Room 5-140

For a detailed schedule please visit Fall 2014

09/12  Kenan Malik, The Quest for a Moral Compass: A Global History of Ethics
09/19 Gregory Jackson, Frei University, CSR and business performance

10/3  Gabriel Abend, NYU, The Moral Background: An Inquiry into the History of Business Ethics

10/17  Ed Baptist, Cornell University, Industrial development and slavery The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism
10/24  Mary Poovey, NYU, The history of financial modelling
11/14  Michel Anteby, Harvard Business School, Manufacturing Morals: The Values of Silence in Business School Education
11/21  Anne Mayhew, University of Tennessee, Supply-chain ethics, lessons from Standard Oil and Walmart

12/05  Greta Krippner, University of Michigan, Risk pricing and discrimination


Past Events

Haitkin Lecture

April 22, 2014

Anita Raghavan, author of The Billionaire’s Apprentice and contributor to The New York Times and Forbes, delivered the Ninth Annual Haitkin Lecture at NYU Stern this spring.  Hosted by Stern's Business & Society Program, Raghavan’s talk centered on "Rajat Gupta's American Dreams.”

Citi Conference in Ethics & Leadership
Friday, March 7

 The Eleventh Annual NYU Stern-Citi Conference in Leadership & Ethics will take place on March 7, 2014.

Organized by NYU Stern’s Citi Leadership & Ethics Program and Business & Society Program, with generous support from the Citi Foundation, the conference featured this year’s Distinguished Citi Fellow in Leadership & Ethics Ellen Seidman, former director of the US Treasury Department’s Office of Thrift Supervision.

2014 Citi Conference in Ethics & Leadership schedule 

November 6-8th NYU Stern Conference on Social Entrepreneurship
BSPA Social Entrepreneurship Logo
See Schedule (click here)

Monday, Nov. 11, Howard Willens
A Conversation with Howard Willens, Author of "History Will Prove Us Right"

Date: Monday, November 11, 2013
Time: 4:30-5:45 PM
Location: NYU Stern, Abbe-Bogen Faculty Lounge, KMC-11-185, 44 West Fourth Street, New York, NY 10012

A book signing will follow the event. Please click here to RSVP.

November 12th Daniel Ariely Talk & Book Signing, Dis (Honesty)

5:00-6:20pm, NYU Stern, 44 West 4th Street, Room KMC 1-70

Seating is Limited


Contact Us

Bruce Buchanan
Director, Business & Society Program
C.W. Nichols Professor of Business Ethics
Professor of Marketing
Email: bbuchana@stern.nyu.edu

Rachel Kowal
Deputy Director, Business & Society Program
Clinical Professor of Business Law
Email: rkowal@stern.nyu.edu
NYU Stern School of Business
Business & Society Program
40 West 4th Street, Tisch Suite 400
New York, New York 10012

Recent Events

The Right Honorable Gordon Brown gave the 2014 Ashok Sani Lecture, in honor of an NYU Stern Undergraduate College alumnus.

Tales in Possible | Inspire Possible | Sani Lecture | Gordon Brown

"if leaders are not able to think beyond their own national borders, the world will continue to be deprived of higher levels of growth."

Introduced by Undergraduate College Dean Geeta Menon, The Right Honorable Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, addressed an audience of students and alumni in NYU Stern’s Paulson auditorium on April 8. He delivered the 2014 Ashok Sani (BS ’74) Distinguished Scholar Lecture, entitled, “Current Trends in the World Economy,” in honor of Ashok Sani, an Undergraduate College alumnus who had served on the School’s Board of Overseers. 

Following his remarks, Brown answered questions from the audience, many of whom were undergraduate students in Professor Bruce Buchanan’s Professional Responsibility class.

Save The Date

Citi Leadership & Ethics Conference
Feb. 27th, 2015

Citi Conference 2014 - 2015 | Tensie Whelan
Marking its 12th year, NYU Stern’s Citi Leadership & Ethics Program, sponsored by the Citi Foundation, has appointed NYU alumna Tensie Whelan (BA ’80) as its 2014-2015 Citi Leadership & Ethics Distinguished Fellow.

New Course

New Social Impact Course Spring 2015: Stern International Volunteers Seminar Ghana

SOIM-UB.2000, 3 credits, registration by application only
Only freshmen, sophomores & juniors are eligible to apply.

This seminar is a reflective discussion-based course designed to enrich your experiences while in Ghana, by identifying the root causes of poverty from a global perspective; considering a variety of concepts and practices relevant to the protection of human rights, property rights and environmental concerns.
Professor Kowal, meeting time, Thursdays 9:30am-10:45am

Information Sessions will be held on 10/2 & 10/8, UC-25, 12:30-1:30
For more information & the SIV Ghana 2014 application click here

Save the Date
The 11th Annual Social Entrepreneurship Conference
Sponsored by Northeastern D'Amore-McKim School of Business and NYU Stern School of Business

Northeastern University, Boston, MA

November 5, 6 & 7, 2014

Vist the conference website at:  www.theannualSEconference.org

Conference schedule available at: http://theannualseconference.org/2014/program 

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Dr. Alnoor Ebrahim
Harvard Business School

Dr. Tom Lumpkin
Syracuse University

Dr. Jeffery S. McMullen
Indiana University

Dr. Jeffrey G. York
University of Colorado Boulder