1. Adelie: Michigan Business Challenge – Seigle Impact Track Finalist Team

    February 8, 2018

    Who are the team members? Stef Rubinstein Vanessa Lynskey Tracy Wolfbiss How did you decide your team name? Adelie penguins are a species with strong parental instincts. The parents take turns watching their young and fishing for food. These penguins embody everything we hope to achieve with Adelie – supporting mothers and fathers through the parental leave Read more


  2. Undergraduate Team Upstart Wins the University of Michigan 2018 Social Impact Challenge

    February 7, 2018

    ANN ARBOR (February 7, 2018) — The University of Michigan Center for Social Impact, in partnership with the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC) and the Ford School of Public Policy announced the winners of the University-wide 2018 Social Impact Challenge, held on February 6, 2018 at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. The top team, Read more


  3. Colleen Hill Receives Skip and Carrie Gordon Scholarship

    January 23, 2018

    ANN ARBOR – Jan. 23, 2017 – Business Impact is please to announce that Colleen Hill (MBA/MS ’19) recently received the 2017-18 Skip and Carrie Gordon Scholarship for outstanding commitment to solving complex social challenges through learning. But even before receiving this $5,000 award, she was a Summer Fund Intern, a Ross Open Road Fellow, and a Social Impact Peer Coach. Read more


  4. Four Impact Track Teams Advance to the Finals of the Michigan Business Challenge

    January 22, 2018

    January 22, 2018 – Ann Arbor – Business Impact wants to thank all the teams and judges involved in Round Two of this year’s Michigan Business Challenge – Seigle Impact Track! The competition has been very successful thus far, and the 9 teams from Round Two did a lot of hard work on their presentations. The Impact Track had Read more


  5. University of Michigan Collaborates with Detroit Economic Growth Corporation for 2018 Social Impact Challenge

    January 2, 2018

    ANN ARBOR, MI – JANUARY 2, 2018 — The seventh annual Social Impact Challenge features a partnership between the University of Michigan Ross School of Business Center for Social Impact, the Ford School of Public Policy, and the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC). The 2018 Challenge will be focused on pop-ups that encourage neighborhood revitalization Read more


  6. Net Impact Career Symposium – Dec 8

    December 5, 2017

    Net Impact Career Symposium: Shaping Passion into Action Sign up now for the 3rd annual Net Impact @ Ross Career Symposium. Learn about what a career with impact looks like from professions in the nonprofit and for-profit spaces, and hear practical advice to help you find the job that’s right for you! Organizations represented include Read more


  7. Nine Impact Track Teams to Advance to Round 2 of Michigan Business Challenge

    December 4, 2017

    December 4, 2017 – Ann Arbor – Business Impact, Zell Lurie Institute and the Erb Institute thank all the teams and judges involved in Round One of this year’s Michigan Business Challenge! The competition at-large had over a hundred teams apply, and there were 35 teams that presented in the Seigle Impact Track. The overall strength of the competition was Read more


  8. Center for Social Impact Co-Hosts Two Speakers in Three Weeks

    November 28, 2017

    November 28, 2017, ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Recently, Business Impact co-hosted Laxmi Parthasarathy of Ashoka on Oct. 26 and Evelina Fredriksson of People Improvement Organization Cambodia on Nov. 15. In an Oct. 26 event co-sponsored with Net Impact @ Ross – Undergrad, Laxmi Parthasarathy, Director of Global Media Partnerships at Ashoka, discussed her research on Read more


  9. 2017 Interns Gained Invaluable Experience

    August 21, 2017

    Overview In the summer of 2017, Business Impact had a number of internship opportunities with a broad spectrum of organizations.  Students from Ross, Ford, School of Social Work, Natural Resources, and other programs developed their skills while helping mission-driven organizations in Detroit and around the world. The Center’s Impact Corps internships placed MBAs and BBAs with global Read more


  10. Four Things U-M MBAs Learned about Social Entrepreneurs during Ross Open Road

    August 4, 2017

    by Glenn Bugala, Center for Social Impact AUGUST 4, 2017, Ann Arbor, MI – Three teams of Ross Open Road MBAs spent five weeks this May helping 14 social entrepreneurs across the U.S. with the business challenges they face. The program, in it’s second year, is showing steadily increasing popularity at Ross, going from two Read more