Fall 2015
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The Arrupe Center Team

Our founding director, Dr. John McCall is on sabbatical for the 2015-16 academic year. Associate Director, Dr. David Steingard (Management) will serve as Interim Director of the Center. Dr. Brent Smith (Marketing/Arrupe Advisory Board) will serve as Interim Associate Director and Advisor to HSB’s Net Impact undergraduate chapter. In addition, Kimberlee Nagasarsingh has joined the team as the new administrative assistant.


Fall 2015 in Review

The Arrupe Center sponsored several events for the Fall 2015 semester. The dates featured industry experts in impact investing, entrepreneurship, and food marketing as well as an impressive student competition on international sustainability issues!

October 27

Environmental Sustainability: Campbell’s Soup
Keynote by Robert Shober,
Vice President of Infrastructure Engineering & Environmental Programs
Sustainability in the International Arena
Student Project Competition
International Business & Management


November 3

Business as a Force for Change (View video)
Keynote by Nicole Marquis,
Founder of HipCityVeg


November 5 - 7

Net Impact 23rd Annual Conference
* See story below.


December 3

Impact Investing  (View video)
Keynote by Rick Alexander,
Chief Legal Counsel, B Lab
In case you missed it: See videos of past events!

HSB Students Attend 2015 Net Impact Conference

“Game On!” was an appropriate theme for the 2015 Net Impact Conference in Seattle, WA. The November gathering featured over 50 sustainability-related workshops, 200 panelists, local business tours, and high-powered keynote speakers from REI, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Starbucks, the Clinton Foundation, and Bronx Green Machine. Accompanied by Dr. Brent Smith (Faculty Advisor/Interim Associate Director of the Arrupe Center), Net Impact members Zach Saionz ('18), Michael Trasolini ('18), and Daniel Hughes ('18) were enthused by the conference’s authentic emphases on people, planet, and profit. Reflecting on the experience, Zach appreciated the interactive career-focused workshops focused not only on finding one’s dream job but also on “asking yourself questions about what you stand for which I thought was powerful.” Michael’s favorite session was “In the Footprints of Giants: Corporations and Renewables,” where he heard professionals from companies like Microsoft, Walmart, and Iron Mountain discuss how sustainability efforts can improve efficiencies, relieve strains, and decrease waste for large businesses. He says, “The lessons I learned from highly experienced professionals are things that I never could have learned from a book.” Next year’s Net Impact Conference will take place in Philadelphia, PA!

Net Impact Students Conduct Energy Audit
at Haub School of Business

Following the 2015 Net Impact conference, our Net Impact students began a multi-phase energy audit of Mandeville Hall, the home of the Haub School of Business. In collaboration, with R World Energy Solutions, the students are learning some of the ins and outs of energy utilization. Ultimately, the will provide recommendations for making Mandeville Hall a greener building. Jacqueline Pignataro, president of our Net Impact undergraduate chapter, states “This outside of the classroom academic opportunity is substantial for us. We are educating and engaging our students, striving to advance ethical, positive, and sustainable practices on campus. There is much thanks to both R World Energy Solutions and the Pedro Arrupe Center.”

Spring 2016: Excitement on the Horizon

The Arrupe Center team has some very special plans for the Spring 2016 semester. Please note the following dates and look forward to receiving more details in the very near future.
  • Arrupe Week: Monday, April 18th – Friday, April 22nd
    Featuring the Carfagno Lecture and a diverse series of national speakers to address ethics, sustainability, and justice topics in sports, food, education, and health care.
  • KPMG-Essent Business Ethics Case Competition
    Date to be announced.

Special Acknowledgements



The Finance Society produced Crimson Financier, a student-run magazine focused on socially responsive investing. The brainchild of Joseph Wutkowski (’16) and editor-in-chief Lisa Aquino (’16), the magazine’s first issue features over ten articles written by students as well as overview of sustainable finance by Dr. Carolin Schellhorn (Finance/Arrupe Fellow). The Spring 2016 issue is now in development.

Faculty Fellows

The Center recently awarded several grants to faculty in the areas of food marketing, sports marketing, finance, and management. Highlighted research fellowships include:  Stephanie A. Tryce (Sports Marketing – Culture and ethics of sport business); Emily Moscato (Food Marketing: “Freegan” behaviors related to food justice); and Elena Lvina (Management: Corporate social responsibility and corporate reputation management). Other fellowships include the following:
  • Research: Steve Miller (Finance)
  • Teaching: Stephanie A. Tryce (Sports Marketing); Carolin Schellhorn (Finance); Emily Moscato (Food Marketing)
  • Professional Development: Timothy Swift (Management); Kenneth Kury (Management); George Sillup (Pharmaceutical & Health Care Marketing); Diane Phillps (Marketing); Steve Miller (Finance); AJ Stagliano (Accounting)
Stay tuned for new two initiatives related to our faculty fellows: (1) Focus on Fellows – an experts guide to the business ethics scholars and teachers at HSB; (2) Fellows on Fellows – thoughtful reflections by the Center’s fellows about their peers’ infusion of business ethics, sustainability, and justice into teaching and scholarship.


  • To the HSB Finance Society, for launching its debut issue of the Crimson Financier!
  • To Frank Fazio’s (Arrupe Center Advisory Board) and R World Energy Solutions,
    for earning B Corp status!
  • To Jacqueline Pignataro (President, Net Impact chapter), for being accepted into Boeing’s Summer Business Internship Program

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