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Believe In New Mexico Symposium — A Roundtable On B Corps And Responsible Businesses

September 30, 2019

Anderson School Of Management

October 4, 2019

Believe in New Mexico(Albuquerque, NM) The Anderson School of Management is taking the lead on responsible business, thriving economy, and B Corp certification.

In partnership with NM B Corps and the New Mexico Economic Development Department, the Anderson School is organizing the Believe in New Mexico Symposium on Friday, October 4, 2019. Thought leaders such as Kim Coupounas, Global Ambassador, B Lab, and leaders from NM business such as Taos Ski Valley and Meow Wolf will come together for a dialogue around responsible business practices and B Corps.

The Roundtable event goes from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. It will kick off at 8:45 a.m. with opening remarks by UNM President Garnet Stokes followed by the keynote address by Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller at 9:00 a.m.

B Corps are businesses that balance purpose and profit. By getting certified as a B Corp, a business shows its commitment to doing good. Responsible businesses attract talent and customers, save costs, and use their voice for making positive change.

The symposium will offer breakout sessions on What are B Corps?, Responsible Business, Economic Development, and B Corp Certification. The agenda for the day is online at www.mgt.unm.edu/nmbcorps. RSVPs can be made through the website and the cost to attend is $25 per person.

Anderson Assistant Professor Garima Sharma says it's important for the Anderson School to be at the forefront of the B Corps movement in New Mexico by bringing a wide range of audience members together.

"This Symposium is relevant for businesses that are considering B Corp certification, simply curious about it, or want to meet like-minded peers to exchange knowledge," says Sharma. "It is also relevant for government and industry association leaders who are interested in facilitating a connection between business responsibility and thriving economy."

The Anderson School thanks its symposium partners Meow Wolf, Activate World, SecondMuse, Ski Taos, Banyan Botanicals, Dion's, New Mexico Economic Development, KKOB News Radio, and Goodmans Interior Structures.

If you are interested in supporting the Roundtable please contact Joe Weiss at joe.weiss@unmfund.org and (505) 249-6977.

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The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico is dedicated to excellence in professional management education. At the Anderson School, faculty, staff, and students are committed to shaping the intellect and character of the next generation of business leaders, advancing the knowledge and practice of management, promoting economic development, and building a vibrant intellectual community that serves the highest and best interests of all our stakeholders.

The School was founded in 1947 and now offers more than a dozen concentrations at the BBA and MBA levels and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in the top 20% of business schools in the nation. The School is funded by the State of New Mexico and further support is generated by The Anderson School of Management Foundation. For more information, the public can visit www.mgt.unm.edu, email info@mgt.unm.edu, or call (505) 277-6471.

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