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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Creating more diverse, equitable and inclusive organizations requires leaders to continuously learn how to create and sustain fairness, vibrancy and productivity among a mix of stakeholders in the service of making an organization better. Darden experts provide actionable insights on this deeply complex and rewarding leadership practice.

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Darden Ideas to Action shares business knowledge — research, analysis and commentary — from faculty and experts of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

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Marketing & Sales

Seeking Trust and Meaning: Consumers and Brands During (and After) COVID-19

University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professor Lalin Anik joins the Batten Institute’s Sean Carr to explore the evolution of consumer behavior in response to COVID-19, how brands are reacting, and what the future may hold as people look to them for trust and meaning amidst the uncertainty.

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Social Impact

Stakeholders look to businesses more than ever to make a positive impact on society — from leading important social conversations to building the communities where they operate. Darden experts examine leading ways business can make an effective social impact and shine a light on those organizations leading the way.

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Women in Business

Darden experts provide insights into the value of diverse teams, how organizations attract and retain women, and how workplaces can become more inclusive environments that empower female employees to pursue their purpose as leaders at every stage of their careers.

Strategy

A Bite Out of Apple: What Happens If You Lose Strategic Talent?

When Apple’s longtime design guru Jony Ive announced that he’d be starting his own agency, it meant major change. The situation serves as a case in point for any organization whose success rests on strategic human capital: If strategy is intrinsically tied to talent, how does a firm support that talent or proceed if that talent disengages?