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Here is the latest news from and about Business+Impact at Michigan Ross, plus links to resources for impact changemakers across campus and in the USA.

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  • Michigan Business Challenge Seigle Impact Track Winner Announced

    Michigan Business Challenge Seigle Impact Track Winner Announced

    Ann Arbor, February 26, 2021 – The winner of the 2021 Michigan Business Challenge – Seigle Impact Track is Parcel Health (click to learn more) – (Melinda Su En Lee (PharmD ’21) and Victor Le (PhD ’21)) a company that aims to disrupt the current plastic prescription bottle industry by innovating …
  • Social Enterprise Spotlight: Thawra

    Social Enterprise Spotlight: Thawra

    Business+Impact is introducing a new series on U-M alumni who have created social enterprises and continue the work of entrepreneurship after graduation. For our inaugural spotlight, we are shining the light on Thawra, a multimedia content provider for the Arab and Muslim communities. Last year, in the Michigan Business Challenge …
  • Sustainium is a Finalist in the 2021 Michigan Business Challenge – Seigle Impact Track

    Sustainium is a Finalist in the 2021 Michigan Business Challenge – Seigle Impact Track

    One of the finalists for The Seigle Impact Track finals that will take place on February 26, 2021 is Sustainium. Sustainium harnesses heat from spent nuclear fuel to dry wastewater sludge and turn it into a sustainable biomass like fertilizer or fuel. In the process, we turn two negatives into …
  • Public Tools for Empowerment: Designing for Trust and Transparency

    Public Tools for Empowerment: Designing for Trust and Transparency

    With news stories regularly appearing about increased lead levels or PFAS in drinking water systems, residents are more attuned to these risks. In these times, water utilities are not only responsible for supplying clean, safe water, but also trustworthy information so that residents can feel properly informed. The need for …
  • PODCAST: Social Sector Tools – Futurist Thinking for Uncertain Times

    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 …
  • Parcel Health is a Finalist in the 2021 Michigan Business Challenge – Seigle Impact Track

    Parcel Health is a Finalist in the 2021 Michigan Business Challenge – Seigle Impact Track

    One of the finalists for The Seigle Impact Track finals that will take place on February 26, 2021 is Parcel Health. Parcel Health Inc. creates global impact through sustainable healthcare product innovation. Our first product aims to disrupt the current plastic prescription bottle industry by innovating a 100% curbside-recyclable solution. …
  • CLOVO Brand is a Finalist in the 2021 Michigan Business Challenge – Seigle Impact Track

    CLOVO Brand is a Finalist in the 2021 Michigan Business Challenge – Seigle Impact Track

    One of the finalists for The Seigle Impact Track finals that will take place on February 26, 2021 is CLOVO Brand.  CLOVO Brand is a sustainable fashion company that makes natural and sustainable sheer tights that leave less of an impact on the environment and empower women. Contact Information: https://clovobrand.com/ …
  • EQuity a Finalist in the 2021 Michigan Business Challenge – Seigle Impact Track

    EQuity a Finalist in the 2021 Michigan Business Challenge – Seigle Impact Track

    One of the finalists for The Seigle Impact Track finals that will take place on February 26, 2021 is EQuity. EQuity is a learning and development venture that provides digital training and coaching to help clients advance racial justice by developing emotional intelligence. Contact Information: Justin Woods (MBA/MSW ’21) www.equitysv.com …
  • February 2021 Newsletter

    February 2021 Newsletter

    Impact Internship Funding – Round One Application Application Due: Fri, Feb 19 @ Noon ET Each summer, Business+Impact awards competitive grants for summer internships to MBAs and BBA juniors in the Ross School of Business as well as MPP students in the Ford School of Public Policy.   There are …
  • Apoorva Kanneganti

    Apoorva Kanneganti

    Apoorva Kanneganti (MBA 2019) is a Senior Consultant with Deloitte Consulting, who recently supported the Monitor Institute by Deloitte in its COVID-19 response for the social sector. She co-authored a social sector scenario planning report, and developed workshops to support nonprofits and philanthropic organizations implement the report’s key findings. We …
  • Monitor Institute by Deloitte Presented Futurist Ideas for Social Sector Orgs Dealing with COVID-19

    Monitor Institute by Deloitte Presented Futurist Ideas for Social Sector Orgs Dealing with COVID-19

    On Wed, Feb. 3, two representatives from the Monitor Institute presented futurist thinking for the social sector on behalf of B+I’s +Impact Studio.  Professor Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks interviewed Jenn Holk, Strategy Manager at the Monitor Institute at Deloitte and Apoorva Kanneganti (MBA ’19), Senior Consultant at Deloitte Consulting. The Monitor Institute …
  • Watch Black History Month Opening Event: A Conversation with LaTosha Brown

    Watch Black History Month Opening Event: A Conversation with LaTosha Brown

    On Mon, Feb. 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, and she discussed how storytelling and strategic messaging can build political power. Now you …