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Case's Weatherhead School of Management Announces the First International On-line conference for Business as Agent of World Benefit

Published 01-13-04

Submitted by Case Weatherhead School of Management

The World Inquiry into Business as Agent of World Benefit (B.A.W.B.) is a landmark investigation into the factors and forces behind successful businesses that also care for the societies they touch and for the environment

Businesses and the societies in which they work are interdependent. Successful societies support successful businesses... and truly successful businesses bring many benefits to societies.

Convened by the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, Business as Agent of World Benefit is a worldwide search for those businesses and leaders at all levels who are experimenting at the cutting edge of business and society. It is a search for:

  • "Pioneers" and surprising new leaders whose expanded vision of business is transforming both business and society,
  • Golden innovations, ways of doing business that optimize both business and society,
  • Partnerships and trans-boundary collaborations that empower both business and society.
  • An Invitation to the First International On-line Conference for B.A.W.B.

    "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

    To connect "thoughtful, committed citizens" in new ways, this conference will be delivered ENTIRELY ON-LINE! Through collaboration with our technology partner iCohere, we are excited to provide this unique environment to explore emerging ideas around Business as Agent of World Benefit -- with participants in homes and offices around the world as your schedules permit.

    This conference is FREE to all participants. To register is to visit us at:
    If you have questions or difficulty registering, contact us at


    When: January 28-30, 2004 (24 hours a day)
    Additionally, participants will be able to access the conference space for up to one month after the conference is completed, to access materials at your convenience.


    What: Among keynote presenters are both scholars and business practitioners such as:

  • Pablo Walker, Managing Director, advertising agency McCann Erickson Chile
  • Moli Steinert, Director of Development, Institute for OneWorld Health
  • ShoreBank, The first and largest community development bank in the U.S.
  • Jim Prevo, V.P. and C.I.O., Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
  • Jane Nelson, Senior Fellow and Director of Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative, Center for Business as Government, JFK School of Government, Harvard University
  • Conference Features: Attendees will be able to download the keynote presentations and view at your convenience. Additionally, some key note speakers will be available for questions & answers via a live chat feature. Attendees will enjoy many features commonly associated with traditional conferences, including "hallway" conversations, where participants can engage in threaded dialogue with others, visit our exhibition hall, as well as have the opportunity to create their own "poster" sessions, convene live discussions, and more.

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    Case Weatherhead School of Management

    Case Weatherhead School of Management

    Since its inception, the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University has received international acclaim for developing bold ideas that redefine the way management education is taught. This spirit of innovation has elevated its management programs to global prominence, earning Weatherhead a reputation as one of the most innovative business schools in the world. The Weatherhead School is bold in idea generation, creative in thinking and nimble in adapting to the rapidly changing business environment. Weatherhead's teaching approach delivers a unique blend of functional competencies and interpersonal skills that organizations increasingly need. The input we ask for and receive from industry, corporate sponsors and alumni is critical to designing curricula that advance our graduates' careers and the objectives of their sponsoring organizations. As a result, the people we teach are ready to add immediate value to their organizations, their communities and the world. It is this approach that has earned the school a place in the top 10% of the world's business schools for decades.

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