International business leader to discuss profit and purpose with the Baker School of Business

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By Maria Aselage, Director of Communications and Marketing for the Baker School of Business

Business is focused on making a profit – but sometimes there’s more to it. That’s why the Tommy and Victoria Baker School of Business is hosting a special presentation by Stuart Williams, an international businessperson and the founder of In Place Impact. This comes as the school launches its new partnership, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Speaker Series. The virtual event will be held on Sept. 17 at 8 a.m. and is open to the public with pre-registration.

Williams is a visionary leader who co-created the global platform, “Profit and Purpose.” He has spent the past 12 years designing a new form of inclusive capitalism and economics emphasizing making a profit while making a difference. During his presentation, he will discuss Impact Economics, its role in entrepreneurship, how it empowers businesses to become catalysts for social change and how young leaders can help build a sustainable future for all.

“Impact Economics, in part, encourages business leaders to deliver the highest and most viable corporate profits while creating increased positive impacts for their communities and environment. This idea mirrors The Citadel’s model of servant leadership, so we are excited to have Stuart Williams as the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Speaker Series inaugural guest this academic year,” said Michael R. Weeks, Ph.D., dean of the Tommy and Victoria Baker School of Business.

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Speaker Series introduces students to business professionals working in entrepreneurial endeavors across various mediums of society. It is organized by James Bezjian, Ph.D. and David Desplaces, Ph.D.

This event is free; those interested in attending the webinar must register ahead of time here.