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.
“My greatest influence has come from working in coalition. Impact is collective and requires shared leadership across many disciplines. Personally, I prefer to remain outside government systems, while joining forces with private and public partners to regenerate the planet. ‘Transpreneurship’ is a concept I teach a rising generation of leaders to understand how to advance sustainable system innovation.”