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.


Wednesday, December 4, 2019
6:00 – 8:00pm EDT

Appetizers & drinks will be provided

Register Here

The University Club of New York
1 W 54th St
New York, NY 10019

Program overview
6:00pm: Registration and networking
6:30pm: Program begins
7:30pm: Networking continues


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


Disaster on the Horizon: The Price Effect of Sea Level Rise

Dr. Ryan Lewis, Assistant Professor of Finance

If emissions are not curbed, NOAA projections indicate that over one trillion dollars of coastal residential real estate will experience daily tidal flooding by 2100.  Are homebuyers aware of sea level rise (SLR) risk and do they demand a discount for facing it? Dr. Lewis’ research finds that, all else equal, houses exposed to future SLR risk trade at a lower price today.