Discover CALS

See how our current work and research is bringing new thinking and new solutions to some of today's biggest challenges.

  • Diversity & Inclusion

This two-day event will feature speakers from multiple disciplines who are working at the forefront of evolving entities. Individually and collectively, they are addressing the complexities and rewards of collaborating with a wide range of people to find solutions to our world’s most pressing issues.

By sharing case studies, panelists will illustrate the ways in which entrepreneurship and equity can go hand in hand to help meet sustainability and social justice goals. For example:

  • How biotech is treating an industry’s waste to transform it into a sustainable and profitable product.
  • How being first to market brings with it the opportunity to “pay it forward.”
  • Leveraging skills learned in one job to innovate and transform another business sector or region, or to benefit another population.
  • Exploring how new solutions are possible when partnerships and collaborations among citizens, businesses, and governments are redefined and supported.

Hosted by the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the SC Johnson College of Business, this event is made possible in part by a Belonging at Cornell Innovation Grant.

If students would like to earn 0.5 credit for attending the Summit, students can register for AEM 4940 Undergraduate Special Topics in Applied Economics and Management

Thursday, September 9

4:00-5:30pm Plenary Panel: Visions on Entrepreneurial Justice

Friday, September 10

9:00-9:50am Workshop: Elevating Social Justice Through Cooperative Food Systems as Thriving Models for Sustainable Entrepreneurship

10:00-10:50am Workshop: Women in Veterinary Practice: Harnessing Your Entrepreneurial Power as an Advocate for Diversity and Inclusion

11:00-11:50am Workshop: Conversation on Social Justice & Entrepreneurship: The Role of Entrepreneurs and Businesses in Strengthening Communities

12:00-1:30pm Lunch Panel: Lessons From Building a Sustainable Socially Just Organization

Date & Time

September 9, 2021 - September 10, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


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Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the SC Johnson College of Business

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