Featured Events

Apr 24

CLE: Business as an Agent for Social Change: Social Entrepreneurship, Benefit Corporations and Curing Poverty (part of the Higher Calling series)

Thursday, April 24, 2014; 3-6 p.m.

University of St. Thomas School of Law

Schulze Grand Atrium

How can businesses be a better agent for social change?

Two interesting developments have occurred that address this question: social entrepreneurship and a new legal instrument called Benefit Corporations. Join us for a vibrant conversation (3-5 p.m.) with John McVea (entrepreneurship), Lyman Johnson (law), Elizabeth Babson (law) and Haskell Murray (management) as they address the positive social role these developments play in contemporary society, as well as possible unintended consequences such movements can have for business. We will continue our conversation over dinner with Michael Miller, producer and narrator of PovertyCure, a video series on the important role entrepreneurship plays in combating global poverty premised on a proper understanding of the human person.

Afternoon Session: 3-5 p.m. Schulze Grand Atrium, School of Law

Caritas in Veritate, Social Entrepreneurship, and the Legal Developments of Benefit Corporations

Lyman Johnson, University of St. Thomas School of Law
Michael Naughton, John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought at the University of St. Thomas
John McVea, Veritas Institute, University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business
Elizabeth Babson, Drinker Biddle and Reath, LLP
Haskell Murray, Belmont University

Reception: 5-5:30 p.m., 2nd Floor Atrium, Opus Hall

Evening Session (includes dinner): 5-8 p.m., Rooms 201-202, Opus Hall

A New Look at Poverty: PovertyCure DVD Series

Michael Miller, Acton Institute, Director and Host of PovertyCure DVD series 

2 CLE hours approved.