2020 Business+Impact Showcase
Our 2020 3rd Annual B+I Showcase is a virtual tabling event with multiple centers, institutes, clubs, and courses represented. Visitors will have the opportunity to see information on multiple groups across campus and visit individual Zoom rooms during the event, which runs Thurs, Sept. 3 from Noon-1:30 pm EDT. This is a virtual tabled event hosted on Zoom, and you can pop in and out of various Zoom rooms during that time to chat with impact org representatives as you please.
Watch this site for more links to be released closer to the event date.
FIRST, SIGN IN TO THE SHOWCASE
Below is the listing of groups exhibiting:
BBA Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) is here to provide you with the resources, tools, information, and access to ensure inclusive spaces and programs for all individuals.
BLUEPRINTS FOR PANGAEA
Blueprints For Pangaea is a student-run 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that reallocates excess, unused medical supplies from U.S. hospitals to areas in need overseas. Our mission is to minimize domestic inefficiency and mobilize accessible healthcare in emerging communities.
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.
CENTER FOR POSITIVE ORGANIZATIONS
At the Center for Positive Organizations, we build a better world through the science and practice of thriving organizations. Our student programs feature opportunities to engage with academic and industry leaders, pioneering tools, and inspiring events and classes. Stop by to explore three ways to get involved!
CK PRAHALAD INITIATIVE AND CHINA INITIATIVE
The C.K. Prahalad Initiative seeks business partners from many different locations and in widely divergent industries to work with Ross School to identify organizations where exciting innovation is happening. Michigan Ross has a strategic partnership with Confederation of Indian Industry, India’s largest business association.
COMMUNITY CONSULTING CLUB
The mission of the Ross School of Business Community Consulting Club is to provide pro-bono management consulting services for local non-profit organizations while also providing RSB and other University students the opportunity to further develop business skills learned in the classroom and the chance to give back to the local community.
DETROIT NEIGHBORHOOD ENTREPRENEURS PROJECT
The Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project (DNEP) is dedicated to promoting sustainable economic and community development in Detroit.
Due Fri, Sept. 25 at 11:59pm
EDUCATION + BUSINESS
E+B connects Ross students interested in the education sector with each other, graduate students from across campus, and local and national education organizations. Our club aims to create dialogue about trends, challenges and opportunities related to the future of PreK-12 and higher education.
The Erb Institute is a partnership between the Ross School of Business and the School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) at the University of Michigan. The institute’s mission is to create a socially and environmentally sustainable world through the power of business. We do that through research, teaching and business engagement—all focused on preparing and supporting bold business leaders who can adeptly transform companies, industries and entire economies for systemic sustainability.
We are a community and civic engagement center with a mission to cultivate and steward equitable partnerships between communities and the University of Michigan in order to advance social change for the public good. Based upon this mission, our vision is for inclusive democracy; thriving, diverse communities; and equity and social justice. We accomplish our work by empowering students, supporting faculty/academic program staff, and connecting community organizations.
GIVE-A-DAY FUND (GADF)
The Give-A-Day Fund engages Ross MBAs with the social impact community by providing financial assistance to students interning with impact organizations, which often provide interns with little to no salary. As its name implies, MBA students are asked to donate a day of their summer internship salary to make this support possible.
GRAHAM SUSTAINABILITY INSTITUTE
The Graham Institute catalyzes and facilitates sustainability-focused collaborations involving faculty, students, and external stakeholders. We link knowledge to real-world impact by supporting collaborative teams spanning multiple topics, disciplines, and sectors. And we believe diversity, equity, and inclusion are key to empowerment and the advancement of sustainability.
IMPACT INVESTING GROUP
Our Club was founded in the fall of 2017 with the goal of starting a conversation around impact investing, or investing for a financial return alongside a social or environmental impact, at the University of Michigan. We started our club with a research division, but we have since grown to three divisions: research, consulting and microfinance.
DETROIT REVITALIZATION & BUSINESS INITIATIVE
Launched by Ross School of Business MBA students in 2010, Detroit R&B connects University of Michigan students with Detroit’s vibrant and evolving business landscape. Through on- and off-campus events, Detroit R&B promotes the city’s assets and encourages University of Michigan students to experience, engage with, and commit to the revitalization of the Motor City.
NET IMPACT @ ROSS
Net Impact @ Ross is a professional club and community for Ross students committed to driving social impact. It is our local chapter of Net Impact, which connects us to similar communities around the world.
Office of National Scholarships & Fellowships (ONSF)
We strive to support our students and faculty on the front lines of learning and research and to steward our planet, our community, our campus. We are an office that recruits and prepares U-M undergraduates, graduate and professional students and recent alums for major national scholarship and fellowship competitions.
OPEN ROAD AT ROSS
Since 2014, Ross has sent MBAs to participate in Ross Open Road, a program that pairs students with visionary entrepreneurs. Students initiate teams, plan journeys and help social entrepreneurs implement impact at scale. Students have the opportunity to experience social entrepreneurship in practice while traveling to different communities across America.
optiMize is a student-led, social innovation experience a 5-month long co-curricular incubator program for students looking to start or continue their own social impact projects. In addition to content, we offer mentorship, funding, and above all a supportive community of people working towards a more just, sustainable world.
Poverty Solutions aims to prevent and alleviate poverty through action-based research that informs diverse constituencies about what works in confronting poverty. Students bring new insight and knowledge to our work, enhance our interdisciplinary and collaborative approach, lend support to our projects and activities, and help to promote campus-wide engagement.
ROSS CAREER DEVELOPMENT OFFICE
Michigan Ross helps turn your career goals into a strategic mission, providing the experiences and resources necessary to land the job that’s right for you. With more than 51,000 Ross alumni in 98 countries, there will be opportunities for you everywhere — regardless of your path
SCHOOL OF INFORMATION ENGAGED LEARNING OFFICE
Want to work with other UM students on interesting, client/community-partner based projects in an information context? The Engaged Learning Office offers students the opportunity to work in interdisciplinary teams to develop new skills through engagement in a wide range of programs with local and global partners.
Smart Cities Club provides students across all backgrounds and graduate schools an outlet to learn about the intersection of business, government, policy, technology and impact. Join Smart Cities to pursue a civic mindset regardless of your specific career path and build community with like-minded students and professionals.
SOCIAL VENTURE FUND
The Social Venture Fund (SVF) invests in and supports innovative, for-profit companies that place social impact at the core of their business model. As the first student-run social venture fund in the country, SVF provides an unparalleled action-based learning experience, which places importance on maximizing both financial and socially/environmentally-driven returns.
U-M SUSTAINABLE FOOD PROGRAM
UMSFP is an organization that connects food, environmental, and social justice-oriented clubs on campus to create a network of students working to better our food system both on-campus and in the surrounding community.
WILLIAM DAVIDSON INSTITUTE
Located at the University of Michigan, we are an independent, nonprofit research and educational organization guided by our founding principle that thriving businesses drive economic development and improve social welfare in low- and middle-income countries.
Zell Lurie Institute
The Zell Lurie Institute, and its Center for Venture Capital and Private Equity, advances the knowledge and practice of entrepreneurship and innovation through academics, competitions, symposium, and global community outreach. The Zell Lurie Institute is the foremost resource for students as they pursue entrepreneurial endeavors and private equity careers.
PROBLEM SOLVING INITIATIVE
The Law School launched the Problem Solving Initiative in Winter 2017 to bring together students and faculty from law and other disciplines to actively apply creative problem solving, collaboration, and design thinking skills to complex, pressing challenges in a classroom setting.