The Green Series: The People Part of Green Business
One of COBE’s business help units, the Idaho Small Business Development Center, in collaboration with Green Works Idaho, will present “The People Part of Green Business” from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. April 27 at the Watercooler in downtown Boise. Registration is $14 for the general public or $7 for Green Works Idaho members. Soup in a bread bowl from Zeppole is included.
Part of a series of classes intended to help owners integrate environmental and social responsibility into their businesses, the session will provide business owners with a framework for thinking about how they can fulfill the “people” aspect of the triple bottom line (people, planet, profit), and how a commitment to human capital, customers and community can strengthen their business and its value.
Kathy Stearns, a financial planner and an investment advisory representative of First Affirmative Financial Network specializing in sustainable investing, will present a brief theoretical framework drawing from national resources like B-Corp, socially responsible venture capital funds and the Sustainable Jobs Fund Institute. Jessica Rolph, co-founder and chief operating officer of Happy Baby, will highlight the leading national organic baby and toddler food brand’s hands-on experience in terms of human resource strategies, choosing suppliers and a commitment to corporate responsibility. Happy Baby has been featured in national commercials for American Express Gold cards and has expanded its five-product line from being offered in five stores to more than 5,000 stores.
The green series will wrap up May 25 with a session on energy efficiency. For more information, call the Idaho SBDC at 426-1640 or visit www.idahosbdc.org.
Seminar Series: The Financial Collapse and the Economy
BSU Economics graduate, Landon Stroebel, will deliver a 3 part seminar on the financial crisis and the economy. After graduating from BSU Landon worked for two years as a capital markets analyst for the Federal Reserve in Washington D.C. and then for more than a year as capital markets project manager for the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. The FCIC was the Congressional commission that examined the causes of the financial crisis. In this capacity Landon learned the issues and met the people involved.
All faculty and any students that would benefit from this seminar are welcome to attend.
- April 21: The connection between financial markets and the real economy
- April 26: The causes of the 2007-2008 financial crisis and how it took the national economy into recession.
- April 28: The possible changes in public policy as it relates to financial markets and how financial markets are likely to change in the next few years.
High School Students to Participate in International Economic Summit
Almost 100 high school student teams will participate in the Idaho Council on Economic Education (ICEE) regional summit at Boise State Thursday, April 21. The program begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Student Union Jordan Ballroom.
The International Economic Summit is a simulation of the global economy. High school and university students learn about globalization, international relations and economics. The Summit comprises student teams representing the nations of today’s complex world. They compete for scarce resources, form strategic country alliances, debate global issues, invest in long term development projects, interact with global economic institutions, and seek to stabilize and advance the global economy. (more…)
E-MBA Program Plans Informational Open House April 20
Boise State’s Executive MBA program will hold an open house for prospective students and interested companies from 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 20 in the Stueckle Sky Center. Those planning to attend should email email@example.com or call 426-4034 to reserve a space.
Classes will begin in September 2011 and participants will earn an MBA degree in two academic years of part-time class attendance. The program is designed specifically for middle- to senior-level professionals who wish to obtain a master’s degree in business administration on a schedule that minimizes disruption of work and personal pursuits. (more…)
COBE Presents CFOs Forum
About 20 chief financial officers from Boise area companies will be on campus this month to share how their career paths developed and network with current students. The College of Business and Economics will present CFOs Exposed from 3-5 p.m. Monday, April 18, in the Student Union Simplot Ballroom. (more…)