The University of Michigan has a proud tradition of groundbreaking research and teaching on social impact subjects. In addition to our partnerships within Michigan Ross, we have had the opportunity to partner with University-wide and community partners on key student-facing activities with real-world implications.
U-M & Community Partnerships
Some Previous UM Partnerships
CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE FOOD PROCUREMENT
April 10-11, 2023
Business+Impact co-sponsored this conference with the UM Sustainable Food Program, which featured keynote speakers Dr. Sapna E. Thottathil, MSc and Dave Newport of AASHE. The conference included several panels covering topics such as the role of civil society, institution and provider perspectives, and making an institution’s food procurement program more sustainable.
ESG REPORTERS’ BOOTCAMP: COVERING THE TRUTH ABOUT ETHICAL INVESTING AND ESG
May 5, 12, 19, 2022
In May 2022, the Ross School of Business and the Knight-Wallace Fellowships for Journalists at the University of Michigan presented three engaging and interactive sessions for journalists on understanding and evaluating industry claims around ESG.
LATOSHA BROWN – BLACK VOTERS MATTER
February 1, 2021
Business+Impact was a co-sponsor with U-M Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA)’s Black History Month opening keynote event featuring LaTosha Brown. She shared thoughts on the future of democracy, voting, and social movements
Some Previous Community Partnerships
SUMMIT ON WORKFORCE VALUATION & PERFORMANCE
May 11-12, 2023
In May 2023, Business+Impact, in tandem with the Ford Foundation, Schroders Wealth Management and American Century Investments, convened a group of over 70 people from around the globe to discuss government-mandated rules and company-created ideas for addressing the challenges facing the workforce in 2023.
UMS/ROSS DESIGN JAM
Oct. 16, 2022
The University Musical Society and the Ross School of Business +Impact Studio invited Wynton Marsalis to join a design jam on innovative uses of new tools and design methods to generate new formats and equitable access to the arts.
See all of the social innovation events we’ve hosted on our Workshops & Events page.
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