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.
“As the Inclusion Grants Lead at Google.org, I work to provide resources to nonprofits that are challenging bias and exclusion to transform systems of inequity in America. The work is deeply personal to me, as the child of first-generation immigrants and as a black woman in America. It’s informed by my experiences growing up in Richmond, Virginia, a city of beautiful communities pushing to thrive against a pained history of slavery, Confederacy, segregation, and mass incarceration. “