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Ross School Supports Global Health Conference in Washington, D.C.

5/14/2009 --

Alumni receive special rate for forum that addresses HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The Ross School, along with Financial Times and the Corporate Responsibility Association, is a supporting partner of this year's annual conference of the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (GBC).

Alumni with a professional or personal interest in the role that business can play in working to improve global health may want to attend. The conference is June 23-24 in Washington, D.C. As a supporting partner of the conference, the Ross School has arranged a special rate of $100 for alumni who register by May 26.

GBC is an NGO comprised entirely of businesses. GBC applies the private sector's capabilities to address pressing problems in global health. This year's annual conference, "Business Action on Global Health," will bring together influential leaders in business, government, foundations, and NGOs. Business sector representatives will be attending from Proctor & Gamble, McKinsey & Co., Goldman Sachs, and many other companies. In addition, there will be high-level representatives of the U.S. National Security Council, The World Bank, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and many other organizations that have an undeniable impact. Among the thought leaders featured at the conference are Sue Ashford, the Ross School's associate dean for leadership programming and the Executive MBA Program, and Stuart L. Hart, an expert in base of the pyramid thinking and a distinguished fellow at the William Davidson Institute.

Visit the conference website to see the full program. Alumni who wish to attend should click the big red registration button; when asked for a promotional code, enter GOBLUE to be assured of the $100 fee for Ross alumni if you register before May 26.

For more information, contact:
Bernie DeGroat, (734) 936-1015 or 647-1847,