The Center connects today’s top professionals with the problem solvers of tomorrow. Our students learn from experts who have changed their companies and industries for the better so students can apply those lessons throughout their careers.
Bringing business leaders to campus, and to our students specifically, is central to our mission. It is essential they hear from and have access to those who are changing their industries and making progress on the issues discussed in the classroom. Our Business for a Better World Speaker Series brings social impact and sustainability thought leaders from top-tier companies directly to our students where they discuss the issues facing our world.
2021 Hosts of the Ashoka U Exchange:
Ashoka U is an initiative of Ashoka, the world’s largest network of social entrepreneurs. Building on Ashoka’s vision for a world where Everyone is a Changemaker, Ashoka U takes an institutional change approach to impact the education of millions of students.
The Exchange is Ashoka U’s global gathering for social impact educators - a home for creative problem solvers, learners, listeners, and visionaries. Mason has a long history of changemaker education. In fact, as one of the original four Changemaker Campuses, Masons relationship with Ashoka U dates back to 2008. That makes us especially proud to have been selected to host the 2021 Exchange.
To engage and connect with the expertise available across the University we established a series of monthly Lunchtime Conversations. These informal sessions are designed to be a place to share unique perspectives and knowledge on topics surrounding the intersection of business and the UN Global Goals. Ultimately, we see them as vehicles to drive research, curriculum, and policy action at the University.
ProfessionalQuest: Business for a Better World