April 2010

  • 29 Apr 2010

    Harvard Business School Holds 14th Annual Business Plan Contest

    Teams of student entrepreneurs aiming to ensure clean energy and clean water took first-place prizes on Tuesday (April 27) in the final round of Harvard Business School's 14th annual Business Plan Contest. The contest awards a total of $170,000 in cash and in-kind services to the winners and runners-up in the business venture and social venture tracks. Read more.

    • 28 Apr 2010

      Harvard Business School Holds First Alumni New Venture Contest

      Teams led by entrepreneurial Harvard Business School alumni representing seven domestic and international regions presented business plans for their start-ups to judges on Monday during the final round of the School's first Alumni New Venture Contest. Representing the HBS Club of India, Krishna Mahesh (MBA 2005), founder and CEO of Sundaram Medical Devices, took top honors against teams representing HBS Alumni Clubs in Boston, Chicago, London, New York, Northern California, and Southern California. The result was announced on Tuesday night at the finals and awards ceremony for the HBS student Business Plan Contest. Read more.

    • 26 Apr 2010

      Harvard Business School Leadership Fellows Program Announces 2010-2011 Recipients

      After receiving their diplomas this summer, eleven members of the Harvard Business School MBA Class of 2010 will begin working in nonprofit and public-sector organizations with the help of the School's Leadership Fellows Program. Now in its ninth year, the program provides Fellows with a one-year position in a nonprofit or public-sector organization where they can make a significant impact. Read more.

    • 07 Apr 2010

      Associate Professor Laura Alfaro Named Costa Rican Cabinet Minister

      Harvard Business School associate professor Laura Alfaro, an authority on international finance and economic development, has been named Costa Rica's Minister of National Planning and Economic Policy by President-The new government, which was elected in February, will be inaugurated on May 8. Alfaro, a Costa Rica native, will take a leave of absence from Harvard in order to fulfill her new responsibilities. Read more.

    • 05 Apr 2010

      Harvard Business School's Robert Eccles Makes the Case for Integrated Reporting

      In a business world chastened by the financial collapse and the Great Recession, companies are being held to a higher standard of transparency than ever before - not only about financial performance but about nonfinancial performance regarding environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. In short, for both internal and external stakeholders, transparency and corporate responsibility are the orders of the day, say Robert G. Eccles of Harvard Business School and Michael P. Krzus of Grant Thornton LLP, coauthors of the new book One Report: Integrated Reporting for a Sustainable Strategy (Wiley). Thanks to their integrated reporting approach, it is now much easier for companies to demonstrate their progress in these areas. Read more.