Leeds Business Insighs  San Francisco

Innovative research for real-world impact

Leeds Business Insights is a series of speaking and networking engagements featuring today’s groundbreaking research that shapes tomorrow’s workplace. Come engage with your fellow alumni and our world-renowned faculty as they each share 15-minute thought-provoking and inspirational ways their research impacts business, the workplace and daily life.

Thursday, March 5, 2020
6:00 – 8:00pm PDT

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Salesforce East
350 Mission St.
27th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105

Program overview
6:00pm: Registration and networking
6:30pm: Program begins
8:00pm: Event concludes


Dr. Stefanie Johnson, Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership and Information Analytics

Why Businesses Can't Just Diversify-They Need to "Inclusify"

Dr. Stefanie Johnson, Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership and Information Analytics

The business case for diversity is simple: The most demographically balanced organizations are best positioned to deal with an evolving global economy. But diversity is not enough-employees have to feel included as well. In this talk, Dr. Johnson shows how leaders can "inclusify" their teams and maximize the benefits of diversity.

Jeff York

Environmental Entrepreneurship: Using the Power of Business to Address Climate Change

Dr. Jeffrey York, Associate Professor of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Operations | San Francisco

We face incredibly complex environmental problems that seem to worsen every year: deforestation, species extinction, ocean acidification. All are interrelated symptoms of climate change, and business is often held to blame. Many have called for greater regulation and binding international agreements to solve these challenges. But, what if entrepreneurship could be part of the solution, instead of the cause of the problem? Professor Jeffrey York presents his research on environmental entrepreneurship as a pathway to addressing climate change and a hopeful lens for viewing our climate crisis.