Agenda

Date and TimeTitle
Apr. 19, 2021 - 10:00 am to Apr. 24, 2021 - 10:00 am (Pacific) Open Discussion
Apr. 19, 2021 - 10:00 am to Apr. 24, 2021 - 10:00 am (Pacific) Education & Nonprofit
Apr. 19, 2021 - 10:00 am to Apr. 24, 2021 - 10:00 am (Pacific) Environmental Sustainability
Apr. 19, 2021 - 10:00 am to Apr. 24, 2021 - 10:00 am (Pacific) Corporate Sustainability
Apr. 19, 2021 - 10:00 am to Apr. 24, 2021 - 10:00 am (Pacific) Government & Policy
Apr. 19, 2021 - 10:00 am to Apr. 24, 2021 - 10:00 am (Pacific) Impact Investing
Apr. 19, 2021 - 10:00 am to Apr. 24, 2021 - 10:00 am (Pacific) Entrepreneurship
Apr. 19, 2021 - 10:00 am to Apr. 24, 2021 - 10:00 am (Pacific) Healthcare
Apr. 19, 2021 - 10:00 am to Apr. 24, 2021 - 10:00 am (Pacific) Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Apr. 19, 2021 - 10:00 am to Apr. 24, 2021 - 10:00 am (Pacific) Technology & Society
Apr 19, 2021 (Pacific)
11:30am - 12:30pm
Net Impact Student Leaders Kick Off Panel

Join a panel discussion with current students and recent graduates on the many social impact opportunities at UCLA Anderson and how their participation in these courses and programs shifted their career trajectories.

Apr 19, 2021 (Pacific)
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Confronting the Digital Divide: EdTech Innovation for Educational Equity

The COVID-19 pandemic and shift to remote learning has exacerbated the many inequities in U.S. education. According to a UCLA study, 1 in 3 U.S. households has limited access to technology, and many students have struggled to keep up without the technical tools required for remote learning. Join an Impact Week panel discussion to explore how EdTech platforms can improve student learning and the ongoing relationship between technology and educational equity.

Apr 20, 2021 (Pacific)
11:30am - 12:30pm
Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire

In March 2020, businesses all over the globe hit a tipping point as they grappled with the impact of a pandemic, racial inequality, social injustices, and natural disasters. We are left to consider the questions: what is the true cost of capitalism as it stands today? Are business leaders thinking of the second and third order consequences of their decisions on the environment and on society at large? And how can we learn effective tools and strategies to integrate mission-driven thinking in the areas of finance, governance and leadership? Join this Impact Week signature event, the [email protected] and Professor Terry Kramer in conversation with Rebecca Henderson, who has been at the forefront of the shift from shareholder to stakeholder capitalism as a Harvard professor, a board member on several Fortune 500 companies, and the author of Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire. She will discuss how business leaders must adapt and innovate to address the world’s most pressing issues. UCLA Anderson Dean Tony Bernardo will provide opening remarks.

Apr 20, 2021 (Pacific)
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Immigration and Entrepreneurship: A Conversation with Kim Luu-Ng, Human Rights Attorney and Co-owner of Cassia Restaurant

When Kim Luu-Ng and Bryant Ng opened Cassia in 2015, the Santa Monica restaurant was hailed as groundbreaking, with a menu that combined Vietnamese and French techniques in an approach the late Los Angeles Times food critic Jonathan Gold called “colonizing the colonizers.” Today, Cassia is widely recognized as one of the top restaurants in Los Angeles. Luu-Ng is also an attorney focused on the human rights of immigrants, drawing on her experience as a refugee from Vietnam to advocate for those seeking asylum in the U.S. In this Impact Week conversation, Luu-Ng will join Los Angeles Times columnist Frank Shyong to discuss her advocacy and entrepreneurship, and to highlight the importance of immigration to Southern California’s economy and culture.

Apr 21, 2021 (Pacific)
11:30am - 12:30pm
Faculty Spotlight: Dean Miguel Unzueta on Defining Diversity

Amid calls this year for better representation and more equitable hiring in corporate America, how should organizations define diversity? What does a diverse work environment look like? And what incentives drive companies to build and maintain diverse workforces? In this Impact Week faculty spotlight event, Miguel Unzueta, Professor of Management and Organizations and Senior Associate Dean of MBA Programs at UCLA Anderson, will share insights from his studies on diversity, bias, and discrimination. Unzueta’s latest research explores how people and companies define diversity and the impact that contemporary diversity definitions have on the representation of women and racial minorities in organizations.

 

Unzueta’s research has been published in top management and psychology journals, including Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology and Psychological Science. Unzueta joined UCLA Anderson in 2006 after earning his Ph.D. in organizational behavior from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Unzueta teaches courses on negotiations and managerial psychology and leadership. Unzueta is the recipient of UCLA Anderson’s George Robbins Teaching Award, Faculty Community Engagement Award, and Eric and E Juline award for excellence in faculty research.

Apr 22, 2021 (Pacific)
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Plastic Pollution and Possible Solutions: Panel with policy, private sector, and academic leaders

Plastic pollution has long been a problem affecting people and the planet’s health locally and globally. The recent upheaval in the global recycling and waste industry, followed by the pandemic, has deepened the challenges and necessity for change. Why have existing policies failed us? California lawmakers and corporate leaders have taken and proposed innovative steps in recent years, but are they enough? A panel of policy, corporate and academic leaders will discuss the need and strategies for a more closed loop, less wasteful economy.

Apr 22, 2021 (Pacific)
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Investing for 1.5°C: Aligning Finance with Global Climate Goals

Finance strategies focused on climate change are going mainstream, with major banks, investors, retirement funds, and other institutions increasing their commitments to climate action and adopting net-zero emissions targets. At the same time, central banks and regulators are considering new frameworks to address climate risk. How are investors and financial institutions aligning their strategies with climate science and global climate goals? What are emerging best practices? And which metrics and regulations will guide decision-making? Join leading experts for an Impact Week discussion focused on the role of finance in addressing climate change.

Apr 23, 2021 (Pacific)
9:00am - 10:00am
Keynote Address: Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán on an Equitable Economic Recovery

In this Impact Week keynote address, Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán will discuss what is needed for an equitable economic recovery. Barragán was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in November 2016, becoming the first Latina ever to represent California’s 44th Congressional district. Barragán is Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and a member of the Progressive Caucus. She serves on the House Committee on Homeland Security, where she chairs the subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation and Operations, and serves on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Apr 23, 2021 (Pacific)
10:00am - 11:00am
Tech and Society: The Corporate Response to Communities in Crisis

Amid the global pandemic, major technology companies expanded their central role in our economy by providing vital services for businesses, schools, families, and more. This panel will explore how technology companies responded to the pandemic. How did companies adapt their strategies to rapidly changing circumstances and the uneven effects of the pandemic? What goals and metrics measured their social impact? Moving forward, how can corporations use these learnings to support quality education, small business development, equitable access to capital, services, and information, and other global goals?

Apr 23, 2021 (Pacific)
11:00am - 12:00pm
<a href=https://www.engagez.net/impactweek2021?snc=792167#lct=forum>Open Networking</a>

Apr 23, 2021 (Pacific)
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Keynote Address: Emma Stewart on Corporate Sustainability

Apr 23, 2021 (Pacific)
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Brand Equity: Suzan Shown Harjo on the Sixty-Year Campaign against Native American Mascots

Native American activist Suzan Shown Harjo played a central role in the sixty-year campaign to retire over 2,000 Native American names, images, and mascots associated with schools and sports teams, including the high profile rebrand of the Washington Football Team last year. Renewed public attention to racism in branding has prompted major companies to reconsider consumer products like the Jeep Cherokee SUV, Land O’Lakes’ butter, and Pepsi’s Aunt Jemima syrup, that relied on appropriated imagery or stereotypes. But the transition has been uneven and incomplete, with many company names and consumer products yet to make necessary changes. Hal Hershfield, Associate Professor of Marketing and Behavioral Decision Making at UCLA Anderson, will moderate this conversation with Harjo on the path towards equitable branding.