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Emma Stewart

BM5221: How to Become an "Intrapreneur"

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Learn about the sustainability challenges facing today's corporation in terms that will make executives receptive to action
  • Learn how to employ organizational change management techniques to spur environmentally friendly product and process innovation
  • Learn how to expand the repertoire of techniques for priming the market for new sustainability offerings
  • Learn how to refine collaboration skills within multidisciplinary teams

Description

Description

How can you act like an entrepreneur within the bureaucracy of a large firm? How can you develop new product or service lines—just as a startup would—when surrounded by politics and organizational inertia? This class takes an organizational-change approach to the development and introduction of new corporate strategies and product lines, with a focus on those that have sustainability benefits. We will give participants the opportunity to work on real-world cases.

Target Audience

Target Audience

Professionals seeking to inspire more entrepreneurial thinking within their organization

Speakers

Speakers

Emma Stewart

Emma Stewart, PhD, is head of Sustainability Solutions at Autodesk, Inc., where she leads the design software company's efforts to make sustainable design easy, insightful, and cost-effective for its millions of engineering and design customers. Emma also teaches on 'intrapreneurship for sustainability' at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business. The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Financial Times, the Guardian, Fortune, Forbes, and Harvard Business Review have all featured her work. Emma was named a Next Generation Fellow by Columbia University (2007), a cabinet member of the World Economic Forum's Low Carbon Taskforce (2008), a judge for the Clean Tech Open (2009), and a First Mover Fellow by The Aspen Institute (2010). She has lectured at dozens of universities and Fortune1000 companies, and she has been an invited speaker at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, as well as at Greenbuild and Ecobuild. She holds a PhD from Stanford University and a BA Honours degree from Oxford University.

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Published

  • 2014
  • BM5221
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • None

Industries

  • Architecture
  • Construction and Utilities

Topics

  • Business Management