The Doing Good and Doing Well Conference (DGDW) is Europe's leading student run event on responsible business. The conference is a two day event with interactive panel discussions on key topics related to responsible business and organisations that attracts both professionals and students from around the globe. Solely run by students at IESE Business School, Doing Good and Doing Well has served a vital role not only in the IESE community but in the MBA community as a whole since 2004.
• Challenge student ideas on responsible business
• Share experiences and insights of socially responsible endeavours
• Encourage students to consider career options in responsible business in the short and longer term
• Foster relationships between industry professionals and MBA students from around the world
The conference is aimed to find outstanding stories or experiences from those people out in the field that demonstrate how business or management approaches are enabling progress in tackling some of the world’s most complex problems such as rampant poverty, environmental damage, increasingly complex and widespread illnesses and diseases to name just a few. Many organizations and businesses are making in-roads to solving these through either for profit structures or not for profit but with business approaches such as clearly evident social return for investment. This means that business is playing an increasingly significant role in this arena. We want to expose students to these stories, challenge their thinking and hopefully inspire them to contribute in some way in the future.
1st Conference - 2004
The conference, still in its early stages, was organized with the aim of better understanding the role MBA students can play in corporate social responsibility. The keynote speaker was Dr. Mark Albion, who is one of the founding members of Net Impact. He came to share his thoughts on value-based businesses.
2nd Conference - 2005
This year’s conference had the main theme of Bottom of the Pyramid Businesses . The keynote speaker was Dr. Muhammad Yunus, Founder and Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Dr. Yunus recently won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to help eradicate poverty through microfinance.
3rd Conference - 2006
The conference was opened by Mark Goyder, Director of Tomorrow’s Company who gave his keynote speech on “The Modern Company and Social Responsibility”. The conference was organized around five broad themes: Bottom of the Pyramid, Social Entrepreneurship, Corporate Social Responsibility, The Role of Business in Development, and the Environment. More than fifty speakers from around the world came to share their ideas on these issues in the two day conference. Interactive panel discussions were held on topics ranging from fuel cell development to running your business for high social impact.
4th Conference - 2007
5th Conference - 2008
This year's conference was attempted explore how businesses are increasingly linking the opportunities to make profits closer to the global quest for a more sustainable and more equitable society. Via three tracks, the conference tried to answer the question that is on everyone’s minds – Is Capitalism Evolving?
6th Conference - 2009
The conference consists of 2 days of panel based discussion with major speaker addresses throughout the two days. Panel discussions consist of about 3 panellists discussing specific topics with the assistance of a moderator. The aim of panel is to create a lively and interactive experience for the attendees where they can both learn about the panellists experience and also more about the topic of discussion through debate.
The conference includes a career forum where companies and organizations can meet with participants interested in career opportunities. The companies will have access to students from top MBA schools across Europe.
CleanTech Venture Seminar
The DGDW conference's first Cleantech Venture Seminar was held in 2008. The aim was to facilitate the investment process of worthwhile start-up companies which have developed disruptive solutions to improve the productive and responsible use of natural resources in the field of energy, water, transport, air & the environment. The 2008 event proved to be a major success with 16 venture capital funds and 8 pitching companies in attendance.
Dr. Mark Albion
Director of Tomorrow's Company.
Dr. Muhammad Yunus
Noble Peace Prize Winner; Founder/ Director of Grameen Bank.
Doing Good and Doing Well: Social Work School Deans Share What It Means to Be Educating the Next Generation of Social Activists
Jun 01, 2007; BACK IN THE ICONOCLASTIC '60s, a time when baby boomers were coming of age, schools of social work attracted starry-eyed social...