News

News

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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  • Aspen Institute Checks in with the +Impact Studio

    Aspen Institute Checks in with the +Impact Studio

    June 2, 2021 – Aspen Institute featured the Michigan Ross +Impact Studio in a blog post titled “Breaking Boundaries to Build Back Better”: June 2021 marks half a year since the end of 2020, a year punctuated by the COVID-19 pandemic, economic turmoil and an epidemic of racial injustice. In …
  • +Impact Studio Welcomes 6 Student-Led Ventures for Summer Program

    +Impact Studio Welcomes 6 Student-Led Ventures for Summer Program

    An +Impact Studio Medium Post by Claire Babilonia, MBA ’21 Wander into any business school classroom and you’ll hear ideas on how to shape the future of business. Increasingly these visions incorporate commitments to creating positive social and/or environmental impact. These ideas have the potential to positively transform how we …
  • 2021 Impact Internships Cover the Region, the World

    2021 Impact Internships Cover the Region, the World

    Business+Impact awarded competitive grants to MBAs, BBA Juniors, and MPPs. They will intern virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • April 2021 Newsletter

    April 2021 Newsletter

    Anti-Racism and Racial Justice Business+Impact stands in solidarity with our Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities, and the Ross School of Business AABA in their call to action to #StopAsianHate and #StopAAPIHate. We condemn all acts of hate, racial violence, xenophobia, and misogyny, including recent anti-Asian and anti-Black violence. At Business + Impact, …
  • Michigan Ross Receives Over $1 Million For Business+Impact Initiative from the Generosity of the Applebaum Family

    Michigan Ross Receives Over $1 Million For Business+Impact Initiative from the Generosity of the Applebaum Family

    The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan has received more than $1 million as a result of a gift from the Applebaum Family Philanthropy to support its Business+Impact initiative, which focuses on multidisciplinary, action-based learning in social impact, sustainability, poverty alleviation, and related policy. The …
  • Advancing My Social Impact and Racial Equity Work Through the +Impact Studio

    Advancing My Social Impact and Racial Equity Work Through the +Impact Studio

    A Student Voices Post By Justin Woods, MBA/MSW ’22 I am a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer who is pursuing a dual degree in business and social work, so the +Impact Studio was at the intersection of both my professional and personal goals. When I completed the +Impact Studio course at the Ross …
  • Michigan Ross Announces New Student Loan Repayment Program For Full-Time MBA Grads Pursuing Social Impact Careers

    Michigan Ross Announces New Student Loan Repayment Program For Full-Time MBA Grads Pursuing Social Impact Careers

    by Bridget Vis With growing interest in students looking to make an impact in their careers, the Ross School of Business has created a new program to provide educational loan repayment assistance to Full-Time MBA graduates who obtain jobs at nonprofit, education, and public sector organizations. Through the Impact Advantage …
  • Sarita Nayyar

    Sarita Nayyar

    Sarita Nayyar (MBA 1987) is a member of the Managing Board at the World Economic Forum, who heads strategic partnerships with partners at Board and C-suite levels, for the purpose of improving the state of the world. She led the international expansion of the global Centre for the Fourth Industrial …
  • March 2021 Newsletter

    March 2021 Newsletter

    Impact Internship Funding – Round Two Application Application Due: Fri, Apr. 16 @ 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. The application deadline …
  • 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 …