2021 UCLA Anderson Impact Week Conference

 

April 19-23, 2021

UCLA Anderson’s Impact Week celebrates our community’s commitment to creating a more equitable, just, and sustainable society. With a theme of “Power to Change,” Impact Week 2021 will spotlight ideas, practices, and skills that business leaders need to change their organizations and industries in support of social justice, economic inclusion, environmental sustainability, quality healthcare, educational equity, and other important global goals.

Impact Week is organized by UCLA Anderson's Impact@Anderson Center and the Net Impact MBA Chapter, in collaboration with partners within the business school and across the broader UCLA community. The program is open to all students, alumni, prospective applicants, industry professionals, and the public.
Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán, U.S. House of Representatives, California’s 44th Congressional District

Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán (B.A. '00)

U.S. House of Representatives
California’s 44th Congressional District

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Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán, U.S. House of Representatives, California’s 44th Congressional District

Emma Stewart

Sustainability Officer
Netflix

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Speakers

 
Mariana Aguilar

Mariana Aguilar

Director of Research, GoGuardian

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Russ Altenburg

Russ Altenburg ('12)

CEO and Founder, Reframe Labs

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Antonio Bernardo

Antonio Bernardo

Dean and John E. Anderson Chair in Management, UCLA Anderson

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Dan Coffee

Dan Coffee

Public Policy Researcher, UCLA Luskin

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Magali Delmas

Charles Corbett

Professor of Operations Management and Sustainability; IBM Chair in Management, UCLA Anderson

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Zubin Davar

Zubin Davar ('15)

Global Business Development, Google

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Magali Delmas

Magali Delmas

Professor of Management; Faculty Director, Impact@Anderson, UCLA Anderson

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Laina Draeger

Laina Draeger, CFA

Senior Portfolio Manager, Director of Portfolio Strategy and Responsible Investing, Principal, Los Angeles Capital

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Cammie Erickson

Cammie Erickson

Director, Social Impact, Linkedin

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Amberjae Freeman

Amberjae Freeman

CEO & Board Chairperson, Etho Capital

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Andrew Glazier

Andrew Glazier ('06)

President and CEO, Defy Ventures

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Suzan Harjo

Suzan Shown Harjo

Writer, Curator and Policy Advocate



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Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán, U.S. House of Representatives, California’s 44th Congressional District

Rebecca Henderson

Economist and John and Natty McArthur University Professor, Harvard Business School

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Hal Hershfield

Hal Hershfield

Associate Professor of Marketing and Behavioral Decision Making, UCLA Anderson

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Quan Huynh

Quan Huynh

Senior Post Release Program Manager, Defy Ventures

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Carol Issa

Carol Issa ('21)

Full Time MBA Candidate, UCLA Anderson

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Erica Jacquez

Erica Jacquez

Executive Director, Government and External Affairs, Verizon

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Rita Kampalath

Rita Kampalath, Ph.D., P.E. (M.S. '05, Ph.D. '10)

Sustainability Program Director, Los Angeles County Chief Sustainability Office

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Noel Kinder

Noel Kinder

Chief Sustainability Officer, Nike Inc.



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Terry Kramer

Terry Kramer

Adjunct Professor of Decisions, Operations and Technology Management; UCLA Anderson

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Alan Lowenthal

Alan Lowenthal

Congressman - CA 47th District, U.S. House of Representatives

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Kim Luu-Ng, Esq.

Kim Luu-Ng, Esq.

Co-Owner, Cassia Restaurant; Founder and Managing Partner, KLN Firm

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Melissa Mills

Melissa Mills

Senior Product Manager, Kahoot

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Naomi Morenzoni

Naomi Morenzoni

Senior Vice President of Philanthropy Strategy, Salesforce

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Qiana Patterson

Qiana Patterson

VP, Strategic Development, HopSkipDrive

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Stephen Peterson

Stephen Peterson (FEMBA '22)

Fully Employed MBA Candidate, UCLA Anderson

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Divya Rao

Divya Rao ('21)

Full Time MBA/JD Candidate, UCLA Anderson

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Melinh Rosen

Senior Strategist, Platypus Advisors

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Quim Sabrià

Quim Sabrià

CEO and Co-founder, Edpuzzle

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Lori Santikian

Lori Santikian

Associate Adjunct Professor; Faculty Director, Fink Center for Finance and Investments, UCLA Anderson

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Frank Shyong

Frank Shyong (B.A. '10)

Columnist, Los Angeles Times

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Mila Skulkina

Mila Skulkina

Portfolio Manager, Emerging Markets Fixed Income, Lord Abbett

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Justin Sternberg

Justin Sternberg (EMBA '21)

Executive MBA Candidate, UCLA Anderson

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Miguel M. Unzueta

Miguel M. Unzueta

Senior Associate Dean of MBA Programs; Professor of Management and Organizations, UCLA Anderson

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Agenda

Monday, April 19

Time Session
11:30 p.m.

Net Impact Student Leaders Kick Off Panel

5:00 p.m.

Confronting the Digital Divide: EdTech Innovation for Educational Equity

Co-presented by UCLA Anderson Easton Technology Management Center

Tuesday, April 20

Time Session
11:30 a.m.

Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire

  • Rebecca HendersonEconomist and John and Natty McArthur University Professor, Harvard Business School
5:00 p.m.

Immigration and Entrepreneurship: A Conversation with Kim Luu-Ng, Human Rights Attorney and Co-owner of Cassia Restaurant

Co-Presented by AnderEats and The UCLA Promise Institute for Human Rights

Wednesday, April 21

Time Session
11:30 a.m.

Faculty Spotlight: Professor Miguel Unzueta, Professor of Management and Organizations, UCLA Anderson

5:00 p.m.

Fair Chance Hiring Workshop: A Defy Ventures Workshop for UCLA Anderson Students and Alumni

Thursday, April 22 – Earth Day

Time Session
12:00 p.m.

Plastic Pollution and Possible Solutions: Panel with Policy, Private Sector, and Academic Leaders

Co-presented by the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation

5:00 p.m.

Investing for 1.5°C: Aligning Finance with Global Climate Goals

Co-Presented by CFA Society Los Angeles and the UCLA Anderson Fink Center for Finance & Investments and Anderson Investment Finance Association

Friday, April 23

Time Session
9:00 a.m.

Keynote Address: Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán on an Equitable Economic Recovery

10:00 a.m.

Tech and Society: The Corporate Response to Communities in Crisis

Co-presented by UCLA Anderson Easton Technology Management Center

11:00 a.m.

Networking Hour

12:00 p.m.

Keynote Address: Emma Stewart, Chief Sustainability Officer, Netflix

1:00 p.m.

Brand Equity: Suzan Shown Harjo on the Sixty-Year Campaign against Native American Mascots

Co-presented by UCLA Center for Management of Enterprise in Media, Entertainment & Sports and Anderson Sports Business Association

 

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