Businesses have a vital role to play in solving social and environmental issues through innovation, market development, and entrepreneurship.
Faculty who work with the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise are at the forefront of research, teaching, and engagement related to helping businesses address these problems. We provide students distinctive experiential learning opportunities and collaborate with organizations to help to tackle the grand challenges of our time, such as climate change, ecosystem degradation, and poverty.
Big Red Microenterprise students worked with BaldGoddess entrepreneur JewleKrystal Fischer to enhance her business acumen and expand her enterprise.
Nixon International Internship Fund recipient Sebastian Garcia interned at Orion Capital, where he focused on healthcare for Mexico’s middle class.
Kehkashan Basu, MBA ’24, founder of the Green Hope Foundation and a UN Human Rights Champion, led two events at Climate Week NYC 2023.
Ravi Kanbur, T.H. Lee Professor of World Affairs
Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
The Review of Economic Studies, 89, 6, November 2022
Following the seminal 2003 work by Piketty and Saez, the literature has documented a continued increase of income inequality since the beginning of the 1980s in many Western societies, and this evidence has strongly influenced public discourse. However, empirical evidence on distributional preferences shows that people do not judge inequality as problematic per se but that they do take into account the fairness or unfairness of the outcome. In this article, Ravi Kanbur and co-authors propose a new measure of (unfair) inequality based on two widely held normative principles, namely equality of opportunity and freedom from poverty.
Developing a method for decomposing inequality and its trends into an unfair and a fair component, they bring this new measure to the data, and provide important insights about the fairness of inequality, both over time in the US and across countries. Their results document that unfair inequality matches the inequality growth in the US since 1980, a trend driven by decreases in social mobility, i.e., increasing importance of parental education and occupation for the income of their children. Among the 32 countries of their international comparison, the land of opportunity ranks among the most unfair societies in 2010.
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My best decision at Johnson was joining SGE. Hands down!Mikey Arsnow, MBA '19
The SGE program is more than a class, it is a community building exercise. We worked hard but also played hard while learning about win-win solutions for business and the world.Mercedes Moran Enriquez, MBA ‘20