1. Two Fall ’18 Courses Examine Microfinance

    April 16, 2018

    Michael Gordon, a Michigan Ross professor and faculty director of Business 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 (ES 444) covers Read more


  2. 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


  3. 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 Business 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 local journalists, and Read more


  4. 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 Business Impact in developing leaders that will make a positive change in society. This article includes discussions about our Board Fellows Program, last year’s Read more


  5. 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


  6. 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


  7. 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


  8. 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


  9. PedalCell: Michigan Business Challenge – Seigle Impact Track Finalist Team

    February 8, 2018

    Who are the team members? Adam Hokin (COO) Anna Moreira Bianchi (Business Strategist) Vishaal Mali (CEO) Gar Waterman (Prototype Designer) Alexis Baudron (Hardware Lead) Tori Wu (Brand Manager) How did you decide your team name? The story behind the company’s name is quite simple. We wanted the name to resonate with the cycling community but also within Read more


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

    Who are the team members? Jack Griffin How did you decide your team name? Despite there being tens of thousands of places across the country that give out free food to those in need, there was no singular, reliable way to find these assistance programs. I wanted the name of my organization to be simple and representative Read more