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
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
"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.
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 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.
Harvard Divinity School Dean David N. Hempton discussed the role of HDS at Harvard, as well as the role of religion and ethics at other Harvard Schools with Harvard Graduate School of Education Dean James Ryan, Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow, and Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria. The panel was part of HDS's bicentennial celebration.... Read more about Video: Religion Matters: HDS at Harvard University