Mission & Vision

The Center for Business, Government & Society empowers business leaders to navigate immediate stakeholder interests and the broader, deeply intertwined interests of both governments and society to help build a more sustainable global economy and contribute to the common good.

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.

Thematic Pillars

The Center for Business, Government & Society focuses its work around three key thematic pillars.

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Global Challenges
Wise leaders need to understand these global challenges no matter the geography, industry or sector in which they lead. 

  • Climate Change
  • Trade Wars
  • Economic Inequality
  • Future of Democracy and Capitalism
  • Human rights in business

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Pathways to Progress
Exploring the concerted ways in which business, government and society are addressing global challenges can give us insights into solutions for the most pressing issues of our time.

  • International treaty negotiations
  • Policy prescriptions and regulation
  • Public Private Innovation
  • Sustainable and ESG investing
  • Corporate Social Responsibility, B‑Corps and alternative corporate structures and governance

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Be a Changemaker
The power to shape the future belongs not just to a few, but to all of us. The Center works with students who want to  make positive change in the world at Tuck and beyond through a number of programs.

  • Nonprofit Board Fellows program
  • CBGS MBA Fellow - explore changemaking
  • Tuck Social Venture Fund
  • MBA Impact Investing Network and Training
  • United Nations COP  delegation
  • Tuck GIVES Social Impact summer internship
  • Tuck Community Consulting
  • World Government Summit Universities Global Challenge
  • Ecosystem Deep Dives