We are facing challenges that range from climate change and environmental destruction to the introduction, use, and regulation of new, powerful technologies to global healthcare – a reality made more salient given our current experiences with the COVID-19 pandemic. Firms are both subjects and agents of these grand challenges – they have both led the charge in developing solutions and have been vilified as the origins of these problems. These challenges require firms to adapt and respond to uncertain and rapidly changing conditions while engaging with a wide variety of stakeholders. In this session, a panel of esteemed scholars will lead a conversation exploring the intersection of these topics and facilitate Q&A, answering questions such as: What is the current research landscape around grand challenges, and how strategy scholar can be a force positive change? In addition to discussing strategy scholars’ role in making the world a better place, this session is intended to discuss the state-of-the-science, provide collective insights from the intersection of these research fields, and offer future research opportunities.