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Social Innovation Conference

April 21, 2023 @
9:00 a.m.
- 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time
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ONLINE REGISTRATION HAS ENDED! But you can still attend virtually or in person by emailing Laurie, assistant to the dean in the School of Management. ( )

The Clark University School of Management will be hosting a Social Innovation Conference in honor SOM’s 40th anniversary.  Register Now.

The conference is FREE, open to all, and is planned to be in person with an option to view online. An in-person reception will immediately follow to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the School of Management.

We expect an international audience from our fellow AACSB business schools, as well as local and national business professionals.

This unique event will kick off with a welcome from our President David Fithian ’87 and feature the panelists noted below as well as additional Clark University experts.

Topics, SOM faculty moderators, and scheduled panelists include:

Climate Finance

Moderator: Will O’Brien, Professor of Practice

  • Steve Sacco, Vice President of Safety, Environment, and Real Estate; Schneider Electric
  • James Salo ’02, MBA ’03, Head of Environmental Research & ESG Modeling; S & P Global Sustainable1
  • Ed Carr, Professor and Director of Clark’s International Development, Community, and Environment Department
  • Chris Williams, Professor of Geography and Director of Environmental Sciences at Clark

ESG Investing

Moderator: Fei Feng, Assistant Professor of Finance

  • Steve Hatfield, Head of US ESG, Carlyle Group
  • Eric Kane, Director of ESG Research, Americas, Bloomberg Intelligence
  • Steve Ng, Associate Professor of Practice, SOM
  • Sitikantha Parida, Associate Professor of Finance, SOM

Branding/Marketing and Sustainable Business

Moderator: Atefeh Yazdanparast, Associate Professor of Marketing

  • Holly Baumgart, VP, New Platform Development, Sargento Foods
  • Kristen Anthony, VP, Finance, Denver Metropolitan Area
  • Tom Murphy, Associate Professor of Practice, SOM
  • Emilee Cocuzzo, BA/MBA ’18, ‘19, Senior Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton

Community Engagement & Social Impact

Moderator: Joseph Corazzini, VP, Government and Community Affairs

  • Mike McAuliffe, CEO, Middlesex Savings Bank
  • Quintus Jett, PhD, author of “Manage The Mission”
  • John Dobson, Associate Professor of Practice
  • David A. Jordan, MPA ‘02, President, Seven Hills Foundation and Affiliates
  • Domenica Perrone, Director, Community Engagement

A draft of the day’s agenda can be downloaded hereOfficial registration is now open!

Save the date via the calendar link below and plan to join us!


April 21, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Clark University – Tilton Hall
950 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610 United States
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