PODCAST: Legal Services for Social Impact Disputes and ESG Requirements

In this episode of Social Impact Design for Business, Jerry Davis of Michigan Ross’ +Impact Studio interviews Patrick Miller, Founding Attorney at Impact Advocates APC and 2006 graduate of the University of Michigan  In this episode, Patrick discusses his company’s legal work in the social impact arena, from representing clients in disputes with other social impact organizations, to establishing ethical supply chains.

 

New Venture Capital: Crowdfunding, Crowd Loans, and Crowd Grants

In this episode of Social Impact Design for Business, Jerry Davis of Michigan Ross’ +Impact Studio interviews Donna Harris, Founder and CEO of Builders + Backers.  Ms. Harris previously established 1776 and has been part of venture capital for social impact since her graduation from Michigan Ross in 1999. In this episode, she discusses how bank loans and traditional VC organizations are being replaced by the crowd.

PODCAST: AI and the Gig Economy in the Global South

In this episode of Social Impact Design for Business, Jerry Davis of Michigan Ross’ +Impact Studio interviews Bama Athreya, Deputy Assistant Administrator with the Bureau for Development, Democracy and Innovation at USAID. Ms. Athreya discusses how the Global South has technologically leapfrogged past the expected little steps toward automation and straight to a gig economy where AI tracks employees, for good or for bad.

 

PODCAST: Labor – Effects of Remote Work and Monopsony

In this episode of Social Impact Design for Business, Jerry Davis of Michigan Ross’ +Impact Studio interviews Jagadeesh Sivadasan, Professor of Business Economics at Michigan Ross. Mr Sivadasan shares insights into changes labor markets where remote work and monopsony are radically changing the landscape. As remote work opens up, competition for jobs can increase in certain industries.

 

PODCAST: Capital – New Ways to Finance Your Business

In this episode of Social Impact Design for Business, Jerry Davis of Michigan Ross’ +Impact Studio interviews Andrew Wu, Assistant Professor of Technology and Operations and Finance and Faculty Co-Director of the FinTech Center at Michigan Ross. Mr Wu shares insights into radical changes in capital funding models, where apps are entering the field and nearly cutting out banks entirely. These new small business loans tend to be cheaper and more efficient than ever before.

 

PODCAST: Social Sector Tools – Futurist Thinking for Uncertain Times

In this episode of Social Impact Design for Business, Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks of Michigan Ross’ +Impact Studio interviews Jenn Holk, Strategy Manager at the Monitor Institute at Deloitte and Apoorva Kanneganti (MBA ’19), Senior Consultant at Deloitte Consulting.–both working with social impact-focused organizations. In order to help social sector leaders confront the COVID-19 challenge, the Monitor Institute by Deloitte developed a report with tools for planning in these uncertain times.

 

PODCAST: More than Data – Getting the Lead out with Trust, Transparency, and Empowerment

In this episode of Social Impact Design for Business, Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks of Michigan Ross’ +Impact Studio interviews Eric Schwartz, Co-Founder, and Ian Robinson, Managing Director of BlueConduit, an analytics startup that uses predictive modeling to find lead pipes. While working with the +Impact Studio, they discovered the perfect balance of data extraction techniques and sensitive learning from the community to build trust in their work.

 

PODCAST: Sharing Makes Us Stronger

In this episode of Social Impact Design for Business, Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks of Michigan Ross’ +Impact Studio interviews Lauren Franklin, Founder and CEO of SummerJax, a creative agency. Lauren believes in the power of potential—in ideas, in companies, and in the people around her; her commitment to fostering personal development creates the supportive work environment.

 

PODCAST: Leveling the Playing Field of the Gig Economy

In this episode of Social Impact Design for Business, Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks of Michigan Ross’ +Impact Studio interviews Adam Smiddy, Founder and CEO of YourCheck. Adam is not only a former Green Beret and current candidate for the Michigan House of Representatives, but he works to eliminate implicit bias from background checks and reputation management in the gig economy.