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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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  • PODCAST: Emotional Intelligence for Social Justice

    PODCAST: Emotional Intelligence for Social Justice

    In this episode of Social Impact Design for Business, Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks of Michigan Ross’ +Impact Studio interviews Justin Woods, Founder of EQuity Social Venture. Justin encourages people to get reflective and don’t be afraid of making mistakes in the process of addressing racism in the world, the community, and in …
  • Maab Ibrahim

    Maab Ibrahim

    Maab Ibrahim (MBA/MPP ’16) is the Inclusion grantmaking lead at Google.org, a data-driven, human-focused philanthropy powered by Google. Through a unique blend of funding, products, and technical expertise from Google volunteers, she is currently accelerating the progress of nonprofits that use data science and innovative new approaches to advance social justice.  Describe …
  • PODCAST: Working in a Covid World

    PODCAST: Working in a Covid World

    In this episode of Social Impact Design for Business, Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks of Michigan Ross’ +Impact Studio interviews Mikey Adams-Staber, VP of Commercial Lending at Level One Bank. Embedded in the local business ecosystem, Mikey shares some of her perspectives on what organizations have been going through and ways in which …
  • PODCAST: Rain Plans, not Pandemic Plans

    PODCAST: Rain Plans, not Pandemic Plans

    In this episode of the Design Thinking for Business podcast, Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks of Michigan Ross’ +Impact Studio interviews Tabitha Mason, Managing Partner of Zingerman’s Cornman Farms, an event venue, a culinary destination and a working farm in Dexter, MI. Tabitha is looking for ways to continue their work in light …
  • Michigan Ross and Ford Students Aiding Detroit Businesses Through +Impact Studio

    Michigan Ross and Ford Students Aiding Detroit Businesses Through +Impact Studio

    When COVID-19 reached Michigan, Ross School of Business Lecturer Chris Mueller was supervising several student teams enrolled in Capstone MAP (Multidisciplinary Action Projects). He immediately saw the impact the pandemic had on local small businesses in Southeast Michigan — and on students.  “Students were losing their summer internships, and local businesses needed …
  • Free Accounting Fridays Seeks Student Coordinator

    Free Accounting Fridays Seeks Student Coordinator

    The Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project (DNEP) connects small businesses in Detroit with experienced University of Michigan faculty and students, providing unprecedented access to free business, legal and/or design consulting that can help grow their venture.  As part of DNEP, the Free Accounting Fridays program is seeking a business student to …
  • Give-A-Day Fund Receives CASE Award

    Give-A-Day Fund Receives CASE Award

    June 12, 2020 – The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has announced that the Michigan Ross Give-A-Day Fund has received a Circle of Excellence Award for its work in funding impact interns.  The Council for Advancement and Support of Education is the global non-profit association dedicated to …
  • B+I Solidarity Statement and Racial Justice Resources

    B+I Solidarity Statement and Racial Justice Resources

    Business+Impact stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and the Ross School of Business BBSA. With Business+Impact we aim to build a better world through powerful ideas and solutions to address the global challenges of our time. We are committed to the work of dismantling the structures of …
  • COVID-19 era offers proving ground for new business models—for better or worse

    COVID-19 era offers proving ground for new business models—for better or worse

    May 6, 2020 – B+I’s Jerry Davis explores parallels between the Great Recession of ’08 and the COVID-19 pandemic, and how entrepreneurial trends could be catalysts for significant change on the other side of the current crisis.  This article is reprinted from UM’s Michigan News. Faculty Q&A Jerry Davis is a …
  • 2020 Summer Fund Interns Will Virtually Impact the World

    2020 Summer Fund Interns Will Virtually Impact the World

    Business+Impact awarded competitive grants to MBAs, BBA Juniors, and MPPs. They will intern virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 2019-20 Board Fellows Learn about Nonprofits

    2019-20 Board Fellows Learn about Nonprofits

    Overview The 2019-20 Board Fellowship Program was every bit as successful as in recent years. Students from Ross, Ford, School of Social Work, Public Health, and other programs developed project management and executive skills as board members of nonprofit organizations in Southeast Michigan.  Although the academic year ending with the …
  • B+I COVID-19 Response Page

    B+I COVID-19 Response Page

    For Students: SEEK and Give SUPPORT Optimize Community-Based Projects Fund Supporting Ann Arbor Small Businesses Ginsberg Center: Connect to Community United Way COVID-19 Fund and Resources FREE SOFTWARE/services offered during COVID-19 Poverty Solutions: How to get your $1,200 Stimulus Check Poverty Solutions: Resources for the Poor Patronicity: Pay it Forward …