Business leaders are increasingly incorporating social and environmental impact into strategic, operational, and financial decisions. Social and public sector organizations are a large and influential part of the global economy and are increasingly partnering with businesses and/or adapting business practices to improve performance and address social challenges. Indeed, creating long-term value requires an ability to navigate tension and complexity between competing interests and values, collaborate across sectors and disciplines, and understand and address global challenges, the scale and scope of which cannot be solved by any one sector. Wise leaders must understand the impacts of business on society, the constraints of each sector, and how to work effectively across them.
The Center for Business, Government & Society (CBGS) creates and develops awareness, knowledge, skills, wisdom, and leadership on issues at the intersection of business, government and society. Focus areas are inherently dynamic, responsive to the challenges and opportunities leaders are facing. Since inception, these have included ethics, sustainability, social entrepreneurship, impact investing, corporate responsibility, public-private-social sector partnerships, community engagement, and public and social sector leadership.
- Enhance the academic experience through research and experiential learning opportunities;
- Create high-quality engagements for motivated students with external thought leaders, Tuck alumni, and Dartmouth faculty that advances the intellectual journey and illuminates career pathways;
- Create a body of knowledge and scholarship on issues at the intersection of business, government and society.
Business, Government & Society Fellowship
The Business, Government & Society Fellowship enables students to deepen their understanding of the issues confronting the 21st century global economy and shaping the context in which business operates. It also gives them the opportunity to develop their capacity to lead within and across sectors. Fellows lead seminars and conduct projects, exploring the issues that matter most to them and contributing to the center’s growing body of knowledge. They form meaningful connections with leading thinkers and doers, and share insight with the Tuck community.
Revers Board Fellows
This program brings together Tuck students with local nonprofits. Second-year students participate as non-voting board members and become involved in the local community, applying their business skills, and learning directly about organizational governance. The program aims to strengthen local nonprofit organizations and build the knowledge, skills, and experience for Fellows to continue to serve their local communities as effective board members. It offers Fellows an experiential learning opportunity in nonprofit leadership and governance. Fellows also learn about the social, environmental, and economic challenges and opportunities facing their local community and become involved in addressing them. Participating organizations select 1-2 Fellows per year who will offer relevant skills and business acumen. They may choose to place their Fellows on committees or ask them to contribute to a particular initiative through project-based work. Throughout the program, Tuck faculty and the Center for Business & Society support sessions for Fellows to prepare for board service, build specific skills, and share their experiences. Read student stories from past Revers Board Fellows below: