~ September 2, 2021 ~
As we look forward to Labor Day in the U.S., this edition of Ideas Worth Teaching highlights issues of employment and worker voice. It was developed as part of the Global Inclusive Growth Partnership, a collaboration between the Aspen Institute and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth.
The Aspen Institute Business & Society Program: Elizabeth Castillo
What is a resource, and why is it important for students to incorporate intangible factors like relationships, knowledge, and legitimacy into conceptions of value creation and profitability? Award-winning professor Elizabeth Castillo explores these questions and more as she discusses her quest to build prosocial business leaders.
Bezos was right to say “we need a better vision for our employees’ success” and Amazon is not alone. How, and why, should employers protect that key component of corporate outcomes: workers?
The Aspen Institute Business & Society Program
"Worker insights rarely inform board-level decisions and the result is wasted potential": How can companies do a better job of valuing employee knowledge? (for more in this series, visit the Idea Lab on Worker Voice in Corporate Governance)

The Aspen Institute Business & Society Program
Join the conversation with leading changemakers,
September 13, 2021 2:00 PM ET!

Featuring forward-looking corporate governance leaders, this webinar will take a deep dive into new policies, practices and thinking to embed and amplify worker voice inside corporate decision making and accountability systems.

Featured speakers:

• Doug Chia, Fellow, Rutgers Center for Corporate Law and Governance
• Michelle Greene, President Emeritus, Long-Term Stock Exchange
• Lisa Skeete Tatum, Founder/CEO, LandIt and Corporate Board Director
• moderated by Miguel Padró, Leader, Aspen BSP's Idea Lab

Vox: Anna North
What if making jobs better means giving workers more power? (also see Workers, in Demand, Have a New Demand of Their Own: A Career Path)
Business Insider: Martin Coulter
What is the line between internal organizing and political activism? Should it matter? (also see Welcome to the New Age of Employee Activism)
The Indicator from Planet Money: Sally Herships, Darian Woods
"It feels kind of ironic that a lot of the people behind these big tech companies and sort of like stars of the business world are actually college dropouts." Are four-year degree requirements a discriminatory drag on workers, wages, and productivity?
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