Business and Social Media: Opportunities and Risks
175 Forest St.
- State Street Foundation
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(This event was originally scheduled for Monday, May 18th, and has been moved to Friday, November 13th due to the public health situation.)
Social media has become a pervasive communications tool for billions of people across the globe. Businesses, too, use a variety of social media platforms to engage with their stakeholders, including employees, shareholders, and consumers. But it is increasingly clear that social media has a "light" and a "dark" side. What are the ethical and strategic risks and opportunities businesses face as they seek to avail themselves of the great potential of social media, without becoming inadvertently ensnared in the growing web of problems undermining it? How should businesses engage with their stakeholders in a productive and responsible way?
In partnership with the State Street Foundation, the Hoffman Center for Business Ethics will bring together an international group of academicians, practitioners, and civil society leaders to discuss these and related issues.
Registration is now open and rooms can be booked at the Hilton Garden Inn in Waltham, MA (Group Code GBES20).
May 17, 2020, 8:00am EST
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