1. Twelve MBAs prepare to Hit the Open Road

    April 18, 2018

    Meet the Teams that Will Head out on Ross Open Road Three teams of four MBAs each are preparing to embark on road trips across America in May 2018. They’re part of Ross Open Road, an action-based social entrepreneurship program developed by Ross students. Each team will spend the month of May visiting a new Read more

  2. April 2018 Newsletter

    April 17, 2018

    Note from the Center As April arrives, we look back on the successes of the past academic year at the Center for Social Impact. In August, we launched the Impact Portal, which provides a guide to all the impact activities across campus. In our programs, we had a record number of students participate in the Read more

  3. Two Fall ’18 Courses Examine Microfinance

    April 16, 2018

    Michael Gordon, a Michigan Ross professor and faculty director of the Center for Social Impact, will teach an MBA and BBA course on Microfinance this Fall ’18 semester. The MBA course, Entrepreneurial Studies: Microfinance (ES 644) is about doing good with money via microfinance, impact investing, and social finance. The BBA course, Entrepreneurial Studies: Microfinance Read more

  4. Two Fall ’18 Courses Examine the Base of the Pyramid and Poverty Alleviation

    April 10, 2018

    Ted London, PhD, a Michigan Ross professor and expert on enterprise strategies for low income markets, will teach an MBA and BBA course on his Base of the Pyramid Promise this Fall ’18 semester. The MBA course, Business Strategies for the Base of the Pyramid (BA612) explores how business can lead to growth, innovation and Read more

  5. The Bottom-Up Media Revolution: How Social Entrepreneurs are Building Trust Between Communities and the Media

    April 7, 2018

    Laxmi Parthasarathy and Michael Gordon April 12, 2018 Ashoka has partnered with the Center for Social Impact to understand the new media landscape being forged by social entrepreneurs. These individuals work closely with their communities to address problems ranging from malicious actors sowing disinformation or hijacking media for nefarious purposes, to a lack of well-trained Read more

  6. Center for Social Impact brings opportunities for community engagement, social entrepreneurship & more

    April 5, 2018

    April 5, 2018 – ANN ARBOR – Nitya Gupta of Michigan News posted an article on the Engaged Michigan newsfeed that discusses corporate social responsibility, social challenges, and the place of the Center for Social Impact in developing leaders that will make a positive change in society. This article includes discussions about our Board Fellows Read more

  7. Reflections from Spring Break: Service Corps Houston Service Trip

    March 13, 2018

    This spring break, ten Ross MBA students trekked to Houston, Texas to participate in hurricane relief efforts with All Hands and Hearts, an international disaster response organization. Although much of the city of Houston has emerged from Hurricane Harvey since August—in which 40,000 people were displaced, 83 were killed, and 185,000 homes were damaged– many Read more

  8. 2017-18 Board Fellows Gain Insight, Experience

    Overview The 2018 Board Fellowship Program was one of our biggest and most competitive programs all year. Students from Ross, Ford, School of Social Work, Public Health, and other programs developed project management and executive skills as board members of nonprofit organizations in Southeast Michigan. In addition to attending all board meetings and serving on Read more

  9. Michigan Business Challenge Seigle Impact Track Winner Announced

    February 19, 2018

    Ann Arbor, February 16, 2018 – The winner of the 2018 Michigan Business Challenge – Impact Track is PedalCell, a developer of bicycle power for cell phones, and in the future other devices. The Impact Track competition, co-sponsored by the Zell Lurie Institute, the Center for Social Impact, and the Erb Institute, began in November with over 30 Read more

  10. Canopy: Michigan Business Challenge – Seigle Impact Track Finalist Team

    February 13, 2018

    Who are the team members? Brandon Keelean (MDes, ’18) Ann Duong (MHI, ’18) Elisabeth Michel (MPH, ’17) How did you decide your team name? The process was much like any ideation session, we wrote down a bunch of names (many of them bad) and then selected our favorite. Canopy stuck out to us because of its alignment Read more