Positive Links Speaker Series

You are here

Primary tabs

View(active tab)
Center for Positive Organizations
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Ted London
Event Type: 
Ann Arbor Events
701 Tappan Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Positive Links Speaker Series
Impact at Scale: Fulfilling the Base of the Pyramid Promise
Ted London

January 24, 2017
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public; reception to follow.

Michigan Ross Campus
Ross Building
701 Tappan Ave
Colloquium, 6th Floor
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234

Positive Links:

Gain inspiring and practical research-based strategies for building organizations that are high performing and bring out the best in people. Learn from leading positive organizational scholars and connect with our community of academics, students, staff, and leaders.

Positive Links sessions take place at Michigan Ross, and are free and open to the public.

About the Talk: 

While business can play an important role in addressing society’s grand challenges, enterprise leaders and their partners have yet to fully deliver on this promise.  To fulfil these aspirations, we must challenge imbedded assumptions and provide business leaders with actionable strategies and tools for achieving impact at scale.   Focusing on the base of the pyramid – which includes the four billion poorest people on this planet – Ted London will draw from his new book to present a roadmap for building sustainable, scalable businesses that generate positive impacts for companies and move us toward a more equitable and inclusive global society.

 About London:

Ted London is Vice President, Scaling Impact Initiative at the William Davidson Institute and a member of the faculty at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. An internationally recognized expert on the intersection of business strategy and poverty alleviation, London focuses his research on developing enterprise strategies for base of the pyramid (BoP) markets, building cross-sector collaborations, and enhancing mutual value creation. 

His latest book, The Base of the Pyramid Promise: Building Businesses with Impact and Scale, translates over 25 years of research and field-based experience into actionable strategies, frameworks, and tools for developing sustainable, scalable enterprises in BoP markets.

Hosted by:

Jane Dutton, co-founder of the Center for Positive Organizations; Robert L. Kahn Distinguished University Professor of Business Administration and Psychology


The Center for Positive Organizations thanks University of Michigan Learning & Professional Development, Sanger Leadership Center, Tauber Institute for Global Operations, Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, and Diane and Paul Jones (MBA ‘75), for their support of the 2016-17 Positive Links Speaker Series.

Event Phone: 
Event Email: