Winter 2019

The art of good business

Photography by Jeffrey Thompson

“I asked my classmates, faculty, and professional colleagues: What is business as a force for good? This sparked conversations about the environmental impact, the social impact, and the economic impact of businesses here in Minnesota. Business as a force for good is an idea that ultimately comes down to how businesses meaningfully engage with their communities and have a positive impact on them every day. I hope the painting will remind people that together we are more than individuals. We are valued members of this community.”

—Laura M. Johnson, ’18 M.B.A., Sands Family Social Venturing Fellowship recipient, who was commissioned by the U’s Carlson School of Management to create a mural exploring the meaning of business as a force for good

Watch Laura Johnson create the mural:

Carlson School of Management