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Mendoza College of Business Deans Report 2009-11

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Initiatives and Outreach the gift of community 'BUSINESS IS A NECESSARY GOOD' In 2009, the U.N. launched a "Global Economic Ethic Manifesto" that lays out a common vision for what constitutes fair and ethical business practices in the global economy. Dean Carolyn Woo, who served as a keynote speaker during the launch event, remarked that business has the power to significantly advance the human community—a sentiment expressed in the papal encyclical Caritas in Veritate. Woo has participated in a number of U.N. initiatives related to ethics and sustainability issues in the global economy, including the U.N. Global Compact Leaders Summit 2010, which released a major study of CEO perspectives on sustainability. Promoting cooperation to preserve scarce resources The Global Commons Initiative, led by Director of Integral Leadership Leo Burke, is teaching students and U.N. officials about the border-blind "commons" ap- proach to managing scarce and threatened resources. In 2011, Notre Dame and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research developed and began testing a self-paced e-learning course for U.N. diplomats and officials of member states. The rollout followed the introduction of undergraduate, MBA and EMBA courses at Mendoza that teach about the Global Commons. The initiative involves research projects and partnerships with other universities in addition to coursework. 39 years, 100,000 tax returns later... Accountancy Professor Ken Milani turned over the reins of the Tax Assistance Program in June 2010, some 39 years after a group of students first asked for his help in preparing tax returns for local residents. During his tenure, Milani has worked with more than 2,000 students, providing hands-on tax experience and local community involvement. Several TAP alums have even started chapters across the country. Milani has helped thousands of low-income people get their returns filed and receive much-needed refunds. Alumni advised on emerging markets trends Chicago-area alumni attended a free professional development event in 2011 that featured a talk by one of the world's leading experts on developing markets: Nenad Pacek, founder of Vienna-based Global Success Advisors Ltd. and former research head at the Economist Group. During the Notre Dame Executive Education-sponsored event, Pacek gave advice for doing business in emerging markets in Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe and other areas. Catholic Charities honors College, director The Mendoza College and Thomas Harvey, the Luke McGuinness Director of Masters of Nonprofit Administration, both received Centennial Awards from Catholic Charities USA in 2010 as the charitable organization celebrated its 100th anniversary. The awards recognized contributions to the reduction of poverty in the U.S. and extraordinary commitment to the vision and mission of Catholic Charities USA. 30 Harvey, a past CEO of Catholic Charities USA, was recognized for decades of leadership in local and national organizations committed to confronting the challenges of poverty. Mendoza's medal recognized the College's long relationship with Catholic Charities, for the "From Mission to Service" program, and for the College's emphasis on ethics.

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