The Business and Society Program is an interdisciplinary endeavor that prepares and supports business leaders in creating value for shareholders, stakeholders, and society. Drawing upon the best scholarship and research in law, economics, psychology, and philosophy, the faculty and staff of BSP are dedicated to furthering education, research, and public engagement in fields such as professional responsibility, human rights, law and business, social entrepreneurship, and the design of ethically effective organizations.

Business & Society Program

NYU Stern School of Business
44 West 4th Street, Henry Kaufman Management Center 7th Floor
New York, New York 10012

Bruce Buchanan
Director, Business & Society Program
C.W. Nichols Professor of Business Ethics
Professor of Marketing

Rachel Kowal
Deputy Director, Business & Society Program
Clinical Professor of Business Law

Addressing Social Problems in a Polarized Time: As Government Steps Back, Where Can Business Step in?

America is experiencing a period of political polarization that is both a cause and a consequence of the declining trust in government, especially at the federal level. Divided government is likely to be common for many years to come. How can America adapt to this fact while still addressing the many social problems and forgotten citizens in a rapidly changing, globalizing, and automating economy?

Join a conversation hosted by NYU Stern’s Business and Society Program, where we’ll address these questions. We’ll look specifically at the role businesses can play in addressing environmental threats, economic inequality, and rising polarization and distrust. Light refreshments will be served.

Date: Thursday, May 2, 2019
Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm
Location: NYU Stern School of Business
44 West Fourth Street, New York, NY 10012
Gardner Commons, KMC 1-100 

Please RSVP here.

Sustainable Business Co-Concentration Courses

Students pursuing the co-concentration will gain a greater understanding of 
1) the environmental and social challenges that are shaping business strategy;
2) the current state of sustainable business practice; and
3) how to lead organizations that create economic, social and environmental value

Click here to learn more and view select courses.