Marcy has worked as a scholar-practitioner, writer, educator, public speaker, and entrepreneur for more than 30 years, concentrating on complex organizations, politics, and the integration of civic moral values into corporate, investor, and philanthropic governance and accountability. She currently co-founder and editor of The Murninghan Post, a gathering place for sharing information, ideas, deliberation, and strategic action for reforming our corporate structures and capital markets. The goal of the MurnPost is to provide people with tools and knowledge that will assist in the transition to a prosperous, sustainable, and just world, in keeping with human and ecological well-being. Its method is to use digital tools so that citizens can become smarter and more effective change-agents at a time when market values trump civic moral values.
She also is a Senior Research Fellow at AccountAbility, a global organization committed to advancing corporate responsibility and sustainable development. In 2009-2010 she served as a Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative. While there she researched and co-wrote The Accountability Web, a report on the intersection of Web 2.0 and corporate accountability that is being republished in two parts in The Journal of Corporate Citizenship.
Within academe, Marcy teaching and research appointments involved “money, media, and morality”, philanthropy, responsible ownership and governance, and CSR and disaster response at Harvard, Babson, University of New Hampshire, UMass Boston, and Tufts University. In the 1990s, in addition to teaching at Harvard Divinity School, she also ran projects on values in public life, including a major project on the spiritual values of CEOs on Wall Street, in Hollywood, and in journalism that examined individual challenges to public leadership and civic moral obligations. In the past few years at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, she has explored how interactive digital technology can advance professional learning, civic engagement, institutional accountability, and social change.
LinkedIn: Marcy Murninghan
Twitter: MurnPost, MarcyMurninghan
Location: Watertown, MA
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I'm interested in this topic because I want to apply the concepts and skills to the work I do--that is, help cultivate a series of communities of inquiry and practice involving very busy professionals and citizens that address social and market inequities and what they can do about it. Having audited a couple of similar classes on cultivating online learning environments at Harvard's Ed School, I've a feel for the area but very much would like to have an outlet for ongoing learning and application.
I hope to achieve deeper understanding and improved performance as I seek to build an online platform that deliberately integrates these ideas and applications.