Michigan Ross seeks to build a better world through business. Business+Impact is the central hub for these efforts, providing ideas and solutions to address the global challenges of our generation. We aim to embed impact deeply into every core activity of Ross, including teaching, research, and outreach. As such, impact is not a silo, but an integral part of the DNA of our business school.
Ross already has a strong reputation for impact, with centers and institutes focused on worldwide challenges, and one fifth of incoming students expressing an interest in impact careers. But as we go forward, in addition to our existing programs and Impact Gateway, we will pursue the creation of a new +Impact Studio for coworking, a social innovation series to disseminate impact research, and deeper engagement with Detroit.
Neesha Modi (MBA/MS ’12)
Neesha Modi (MBA/MS ’12) is the Director of Programs and Social Investment Operations at the Kresge Foundation, a Detroit-based philanthropic organization dedicated to promoting human progress. Through her guidance as the connective tissue between the foundation’s operations and the mission, Ms. Modi forwards Kresge’s goals of building and strengthening pathways to opportunity for low-income people in America’s cities, and seeking to dismantle structural and systemic barriers to equality and justice. We connect with her via video link to learn about her impact journey and learnings along the way.
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IMPACT HIGHLIGHTS AT ROSS
A studio for impact creators and innovators that brings impactful ideas to life using business, design, and research expertise.
social innovation series
Our Social Innovation Series prompts new ideas and knowledge about the future of work in educational, business, and societal impact.
Action-based programs in nearby Detroit offer students cross-sector experiences that deliver meaningful impact.