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In This Moment: Starting The HDS Responsible Organization Initiative

August 25, 2020

The following essay was written by the Founding Students of The HDS Responsible Organization Initiative.

On June 5, 2020, Jamie Dimon was photographed kneeling in front of a local bank alongside branch employees, posed in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Dimon is the chief executive of J.P. Morgan Chase, the largest bank in the United States and the world’s most valuable bank by market capitalization; his kneeling was heralded as one of the most radical statements, spoken or unspoken, of #BLM support within the financial community.... Read more about In This Moment: Starting The HDS Responsible Organization Initiative

HBS Dean Nitin Nohria

Faith and Leadership

April 20, 2020

As dean of Harvard Business School (HBS), Nitin Nohria leads an organization dedicated to educating leaders who make a difference in the world. As a scholar who’s spent over 30 years on the HBS faculty, he studies human motivation, corporate transformation and accountability, and sustainable economic and human performance. Yet one of the most powerful experiences Nohria’s ever had—both personally and professionally—came while co-teaching a course that focused on religion.... Read more about Faith and Leadership

Audrey Choi

A Force for Good: A Student Reflection on HDS 3092: Ethical Discernment in Business Contexts

March 31, 2020

The following personal reflection was written by Chloe Merrell, student at the University of Cambridge. Chloe was awarded the Joseph Hodges Choate Memorial Fellowship, allowing her to study at Harvard's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in 2019-20 as a non-degree special student.... Read more about A Force for Good: A Student Reflection on HDS 3092: Ethical Discernment in Business Contexts

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Video: The Business of Spirituality: On Money, Branding, and Other Taboos

March 5, 2019

"Business" is a taboo topic in divinity school but anyone who wants to change the world needs to understand how to think like an entrepreneur. Leading experts on social and wellness entrepreneurship, innovative leadership, and the intersection of money and spirituality share their stories and wisdom in a panel discussion.... Read more about Video: The Business of Spirituality: On Money, Branding, and Other Taboos

Derek van Bever, MDiv '11

Religion in the Workplace: What Managers Need to Know

September 27, 2018
"My guess is that most companies don’t have a written policy that articulates how to handle religion in the workplace in a way that’s instructive for management," says Derek van Bever, MDiv '11, Senior Lecturer of Business Administration at Harvard Business School.
Karim Hutson

The Spirit of Capitalism

November 30, 2017

For 200 years, HDS graduates have carried an ethic of scholarship and service into their work for religious institutions, nonprofits, schools and universities, and governments around the world. But what about business? Do HDS alumni have an impact in the private sector? The answer today is a resounding “Yes.”... Read more about The Spirit of Capitalism

Anthony John, MTS '18

Humans of HDS: Becoming a Stronger Catholic

October 19, 2017

Anthony John studies the intersection of religion, ethics, and politics domestically, with a newfound interest in corporate social responsibility. He graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, and is currently a second-year master of theological studies candidate at HDS.

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