Business & Society Institute

Business & Society Institute

Business & Society Working Together

We address complex challenges confronting people, the planet, and the business community through academic discovery and purposeful action.

The institute generates research insights that it employs in its teaching and programmatic work on the critical challenges that businesses and their stakeholders can address together, including climate change and energy systems; inequalities in organizations, markets, and communities, purpose-driven entrepreneurship and innovation, transparent trade, impact investing, and reimagined corporate responsibility.

Our Work

We addresses complex challenges confronting people, the planet, and the business community:
  • Research

    We deliver interdisciplinary research that explores connections between business practices, market structures, and social outcomes.
  • Teaching

    We develop next generation business leaders equipped with systems thinking and problem solving skills through coursework and hands-on experiences.
  • Programs

    We put research into action through innovative programs that create better markets and stronger communities both here in Atlanta and globally.
  • Convening

    We create spaces for dialogue, debate, and solutions through community events, practitioner conferences, and other activities.
  • Thought Leadership

    We create and share content that challenges narratives and inspires action including books, articles, op-eds, and more.
  • Relevant Study

    Social impact courses offered as part of social enterprise and nonprofit concentrations
  • Curriculum in Action

    Students enrolled annually across in social impact courses and Global Experiential Modules
  • Developing Talent

    Social Enterprise BBA and MBA Fellows graduates since 2014
  • Connecting Globally

    Data donors participating in specialty coffee transparent pricing projects
  • Building Community

    Local small businesses accelerated by Start:ME since 2013
  • Knowledge Creation

    Research papers and projects initiated by faculty and students

Dear Changemakers,

BSI Impact Report

20-21 Impact Report

As an Institute, we remain steadfast in our pursuit of academic discovery and purposive action that together help build a more equitable, prosperous, and sustainable world for all. Together with students, partners, and supporters we have made important progress towards our impact goals.

#OffTheSyllabus Fall '22

OffTheySyllabusFA22

Learn Alongside Us

Curious what our students are learning in the Business & Society Institute's social impact courses this Fall? Each week, we will post our top readings, podcasts, and videos #OffTheSyllabus.

Faculty

Robert Kazanjian
Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Organization & Management; Academic Director, The Roberto C. Goizueta Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Wesley Longhofer
Goizueta Foundation Term Associate Professor of Organization & Management; Executive Academic Director, Business & Society Institute
Peter Roberts
Professor of Organization & Management; Academic Director of Specialty Coffee Programs, Business & Society Institute

Team

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  • Instagram

    Stories, news, and updates
  • Twitter

    Social impact thoughts, ideas, and program updates
  • LinkedIn

    Latest news and updates
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Give to Business & Society

  • Business & Society Institute Expansion

    Support the Institute and student development activities
  • Start:ME

    Help more promising Atlanta businesses start and grow
  • Grounds for Empowerment

    Make coffee markets work for women
  • Specialty Coffee Transaction Guide (SCTG)

    Support the publication of SCTG