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April 2017
The LEGO Approach to Innovation
April 25, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Baruch College, Library Building, 151 East 25 Street
New York, NY 10010 United States

About the Program Innovation is often seen as the choice between two alternatives: either make incremental improvements to current products or invest in big disruptive innovations. The incremental approach is low risk, but low reward – it simply keeps you abreast of the competition. The disruptive approach is expensive and risky – few wish to bet their careers on it, and most companies don’t know how to manage it. What if there was a third way to innovate? One that…

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May 2017
The 16th Annual Financial Reporting Conference
May 4, 2017 | 8:15 am - 5:15 pm
ZIcklin School of Business, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY

About the Program This daylong conference serves as a forum for interaction between business and accounting executives and policy setters from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Financial Accounting Standards Board. This year's Keynote Speaker will be Jeanette M. Franzel, PCAOB Board Member. Agenda* REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST - 7:30 to 8:15 am WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION - 8:15 to 8:30 am H. FENWICK HUSS - Willem Kooyker Dean, Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College NORMAN…

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September 2017
Learning to Play in the Sandbox: Cooperating for Climate Resilience
September 19, 2017 | 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Baruch College, Library Building, 151 East 25 Street
New York, NY 10010 United States

About the Program A key conclusion from the book Adapting to Change: The Business of Climate Resilience, released during Climate Week 2016, is that, to tackle complex challenges such as climate change, we have to learn to cooperate, collaborate and generally work better together. No one sector can combat the threat to our environment. Success requires the partnership of an untold number of experts from virtually every discipline. This need to better work together is echoed increasingly throughout the sustainability…

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October 2017
Inside the “Green Rush”
October 5, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Baruch College, Library Building, 151 East 25 Street
New York, NY 10010 United States

About the Program The emerging legal marijuana business is attracting money and attention. But what's it like to invest and manage in this industry? After 30 years on Wall Street, Robert Birnbaum founded and ran one of the initial four licensed medical marijuana producers in Connecticut. Join Robert as he describes the progression from “How hard could this be? It’s a weed!”, to facing surprising challenges, pitfalls, and opportunities, until finally a successful company emerged. It's a business like no…

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The Circular Economy – Building a Vision for Circular New York City
October 11, 2017 | 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Baruch College, Library Building, 151 East 25 Street
New York, NY 10010 United States

Background The circular economy is gaining increasing attention in Europe and around the world as a potential way for our society to increase prosperity, while reducing dependence on primary materials and energy. The last 150 years of industrial revolution have been dominated by a one-way or linear model of production and consumption in which goods are manufactured from raw materials, sold, used and discarded as waste. This model has been exceptionally successful in providing affordable products to consumers and material…

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Don’t Look Back: The Harvard Business School’s Inadvertent Influence on American Business
October 12, 2017 | 12:45 pm - 2:15 pm
ZIcklin School of Business, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY

About the Program The Harvard Business School’s influence on the world’s business executives, organizations, and outcomes has been immense. As the perceived pinnacle of business education worldwide, the school’s approach has been wisely studied and widely imitated.  But despite the well-deserved plaudits that form the cornerstone of its reputation, journalist Duff McDonald argues that the school’s most significant influences are ones that get the least attention. Drawing from the research behind his bestselling book, “The Golden Passport”, McDonald traces the…

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The Conceptual Framework and FASB’s Future Agenda
October 23, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Baruch College, Library Building, 151 East 25 Street
New York, NY 10010 United States

About the Program/Learning Objective Join the Stan Ross Department of Accountancy as we welcome Christine Ann Botosan, Board Member, Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) for the Emanuel Saxe Distinguished Lecture in Accounting. The objective of the conceptual framework project is to develop an improved conceptual framework that provides a sound foundation for developing future accounting standards. Such a framework is essential to fulfilling the Board’s goal of developing standards that are principles based, internally consistent, and that lead to financial…

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Giving Voice To Values: The “How” of Business Ethics
October 31, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
ZIcklin School of Business, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY

About the Program Join the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity as we welcome Mary C. Gentile for the Fall 2017 HSBC Student Series on Ethics and Accountability. Dr. Gentile’s talk is entitled Giving Voice To Values: The "How" of Business Ethics. Dr. Gentile will share a ground-breaking new approach to preparing business managers and leaders for values-driven decision making. Drawing on both the actual experience of business practitioners as well as cutting edge research, GIVING VOICE TO VALUES (GVV)…

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November 2017
Investor Forum 2017: Smart Data, Better Results
November 1, 2017 | 1:50 pm - 6:45 pm
ZIcklin School of Business, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY

About the Program Smart analysts and investors leverage structured data to improve efficiency, reduce costs and increase the accuracy of analysis. This half-day forum provides practical information about where you can get structured data on US and non-US data, and on who’s using this data today. The program will include a step-by-step discussion on how to get started using XBRL data within your own organization. This event is hosted by Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business in the Newman Conference…

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Ensuring Integrity: The 12th Annual Audit Conference
November 28, 2017 @ 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
ZIcklin School of Business, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY

The conference provides a forum for interaction between business, public accounting, academics, and policy setters from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). It also examines the current best practices of ethics and independence within the auditing profession. The conference is organized in partnership with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy's Center for the Public Trust.

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