Innovating for Social Equity: The Intersection of Religion and Business

Innovating for Social Equity #4: Religion & Business 

Tuesday, May 18, 5-6 p.m. CST 

In the broader conversation about diversity in business, where does religion fit in? Join Chicago Booth’s Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation and the University of Chicago Divinity School to answer this question and more during the next session of the Innovating for Social Equity series. David Nirenberg, dean of the Divinity School and Deborah R. and Edgar D. Jannotta Distinguished Service Professor, will be joined in conversation with prominent business leaders whose business strategies take religious diversity into account.

Panelists will examine the progress that business has made toward a more spiritually accommodating landscape, and the measures that need to be taken moving forward to ensure that the needs of people from all faith backgrounds are reflected in our economy. They'll answer questions like:

  • How can leaders create a culture of religious inclusion in their companies?
  • How do companies take religion into account in an increasingly globalized world?
  • What movement has been made to create products and services that are accessible to all faith communities?



  • David Nirenberg, Dean of the Divinity School and Deborah R. and Edgar D. Jannotta Distinguished Service Professor


  • Charisse Conanan Johnson, MBA '10, Managing Partner, Next Street
  • Hilary Krane, JD '94, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, Nike
  • Eboo Patel, Founder and Executive Director, Interfaith Youth Core
  • Emmanuel Roman, MBA '87, Chief Executive Officer, PIMCO

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