There is widespread agreement that business schools should do more to provide research and teaching for the next generation of students with greater focus on sustainability, ethics and social purpose. But there is no consensus of what that involves or how to measure it.
So the Financial Times launched a crowdsourcing experiment. It asked business schools around the world to share examples of their activities with societal impact, around faculty research, teaching, student projects and their own operations. It then asked a panel of expert judges for their assessment.
Michigan Ross appeared in the report, with reference to the work of Ross faculty Sara Miller’s research on Medicaid, Achyuta Adhvaryu’s field experience in Indian garment factories, and the work of the Impact Studio and Eric Schwartz on practical solutions for addressing the Flint Water Crisis.