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Invited Speaker

Elizabeth Castillo

Assistant Professor, Leadership and Interdisciplinary Studies College of Integrative Sciences and Arts Arizona State University

Certificate of attendance available

The concept of social capital is widely acknowledged as important, yet has been slow to gain traction in practice. This session introduces social accounting as a strategy to make social capital more visible, appreciated, and actionable to leaders, policymakers, ESG investors, and managers. Examples from firms around the world will show how tools such as Integrated Reporting encourage the intentional, systematic development of social capital for organizational success. Participants will also learn integrated thinking as key to developing and implementing social capital strategically across multiple scales to advance the SDGs, as well as systems thinking and complexity science to create business models rooted in reciprocity rather than value extraction. The session concludes with a future research agenda and resources to put these ideas into practice.


About the presenter:

Elizabeth Castillo is an assistant professor of organizational leadership in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts. Her research explores prosocial organizing and resource exchange to create an economy that works for everyone. She is a 2020 recipient of the Aspen Institute’s Ideas Worth Teaching award, a global prize for innovation that transforms business education. Her scholarship is informed by ecological and evolutionary principles like mutualism, energy flows across food webs, and cultural evolution, with the goal of developing theories, practices, and policies that promote equity, inclusion, antifragility, and open-endedness in organizations and society.

She is secretary of the International Humanistic Management Association’s U.S. chapter and a member of the leadership team of the Integrated Reporting U.S. community. She serves on the economic justice advisory committee of the Nonprofit Quarterly and is active in the United Nations\’ Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative. Castillo\’s research is inspired by two decades of management experience at the San Diego Natural History Museum and Balboa Park Cultural Partnership. Her work is published in academic journals like The Leadership Quarterly and professional publications such as Nonprofit Quarterly. She is an avid hiker and nature photographer. Her mission is to repair the world through scholarship that promotes thriving organizations, fulfilled people, connected communities, and a world we can be proud to pass on to our children.


About Our Webinar Series

This event is part of our regular webinar sessions for social capital researchers including PhD/master students. These sessions include invited presentations from prominent scholars as well as presentations by PhD students and experts in professional practice.

For social capital researchers, these sessions are an opportunity to hear about the latest social capital research and insights from scholars working on the concept. They can be a great way to connect with people, to get advice, discuss ideas or issues, get suggestions for literature to read, or you can just listen.

Are you researching social capital and want to present your research? Click here for more information and to submit a proposal.

Generally, presentations can be 20 to 30 mins. The content of your presentation will depend on your research stage.

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