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Wednesday, June 24 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual, Atlanta, GA
For more information:

Kjersti Lukens: klukens3@gatech.edu

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Business, Environment, and Society Speaker Series: Laurina Zhang, Assistant Professor, Georgia Tech (Virtual)

The Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business invites you to the next talk in our Business, Environment, and Society Speaker Series. The event is open to the public.

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Laurina Zhang, assistant professor of strategy and innovation at Scheller College of Business, will present a live webinar, “How Do Social Liberalization Policies Impact Innovation?” Discussion topics will include:

  • What is the connection between innovation and the social context in which it takes place?

  • Why do states that implement socially liberal policies enjoy a higher rate and quality of inventions?

  • If a company is considering a move to a new state, what regional policies could impact innovation?

  • If a region wants to become an “innovation hub,” what social policies can best support this goal?

Zhang will share her research, engage in a Q&A with Center Faculty Director Beril Toktay, and take questions from the audience. Zhang’s work has strong implications for practitioners, experts in strategy and innovation, policymakers, and students. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to learn more about this fascinating topic!

The talk coincides with the publication of the latest Sustainable Business Insights research brief for practitioners. Click here to read the brief about Zhang’s research.

Due to current distance-learning circumstances, this webinar will be hosted virtually. The virtual platform will be BlueJeans. Please see below for instructions to download this software and join the meeting.




The Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business was founded in 2013 to act as a catalyst and connector, bringing together students, research faculty, companies, and entrepreneurs to create an environment where business-driven solutions to sustainability challenges can take shape and thrive. In all, Scheller provides students unparalleled breadth in environmental sustainability, ethics, corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, and values-based leadership.