Business and Policy Leader Events

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

Date: Thursday, May 2 2019
Location: NYU Stern, New York, NY 10012
*By invitation only

On Thursday May 2, NYU Stern’s Business and Society Program will host a conversation looking at the role businesses can play in addressing environmental threats, economic inequality and rising polarization and distrust.

Panelists will include:
  • Jonathan Haidt, Stern professor for Business and Society and author of The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failure
  • Isabel Sawhill (BA '62, PhD ’68) senior fellow at The Brookings Institution and author of The Forgotten Americans: An Economic Agenda for a Divided Nation
  • Tensie Whelan, Stern clinical professor for Business and Society and director of the NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business
  • Peter Georgescu, chairman emeritus of Young & Rubicam and author of Capitalists, Arise!