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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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  • Summer 2022 Newsletter

    Summer 2022 Newsletter

    Open Road at Ross Delivers Impact for Social Entrepreneurs This Spring, six teams of Michigan Ross MBAs spent a month helping social entrepreneurs across the United States with the business challenges they face. These intrepid travelers of Open Road at Ross were focused on everything from fitness to inclusive spaces, …
  • Inspiring DNEP Clients Teach Valuable Lessons in Entrepreneurship & Community

    Inspiring DNEP Clients Teach Valuable Lessons in Entrepreneurship & Community

    By Allison Wei (BBA ’25) Something that surprised me about my experience working with the Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project +Impact Studio for Local Business (DNEP +ISLB), is the sheer caliber of clients we work with. Beyond being extremely charismatic and hardworking, all of our clients view their businesses as a …
  • PODCAST: AI and the Gig Economy in the Global South

    PODCAST: AI and the Gig Economy in the Global South

    In this episode of Social Impact Design for Business, Jerry Davis of Michigan Ross’ +Impact Studio interviews Bama Athreya, Deputy Assistant Administrator with the Bureau for Development, Democracy and Innovation at USAID. Ms. Athreya discusses how the Global South has technologically leapfrogged past the expected little steps toward automation and …
  • Q&A: Hear From Eight Michigan Ross All-Star Student Athletes on U-M’s Powerhouse Sports Teams this Year

    Q&A: Hear From Eight Michigan Ross All-Star Student Athletes on U-M’s Powerhouse Sports Teams this Year

    It certainly is not easy playing for a Big Ten sports team at the University of Michigan while also attending a top-ranked degree program at the Ross School of Business. Nevertheless, dozens of Michigan Ross students prove that it is possible to excel in both athletics and academics each year. …
  • Course Spotlight: Michigan Ross and U-M Students Create Designs For Equitable Enterprises

    Course Spotlight: Michigan Ross and U-M Students Create Designs For Equitable Enterprises

    by Hannah Shapiro Can restaurants be good employers and good businesses? How should they recover from the pandemic? Ten teams of graduate students from the University of Michigan presented their answers to those questions in April at Demo Day, a key component of an award-winning, impact-themed business course at the …
  • ESG Reporters’ Bootcamp 2022

    ESG Reporters’ Bootcamp 2022

    ESG Reporters’ Bootcamp 2022: Covering the Truth about Ethical Investing and ESG Around the globe, the demand for ethical investing is exploding amid shareholder concerns about climate change, social justice, and corporate responsibility. In 2021, more than $649 billion poured into funds focused on environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) …
  • 2022 Impact Internships Reach Across the USA

    2022 Impact Internships Reach Across the USA

    Business+Impact awarded competitive grants to MBAs, BBA Juniors, and MPPs. They will intern virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Working with Inspiring Business Owners in Detroit through DNEP +Impact Studio for Local Business

    Working with Inspiring Business Owners in Detroit through DNEP +Impact Studio for Local Business

    By Grace Aretakis (BBA ’24) As the daughter of a female business owner, and the granddaughter of a first generation immigrant who came to Detroit to start his own enterprise, small businesses have been a central part of my family and life thus far. Through the Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project …
  • PODCAST: Labor – Effects of Remote Work and Monopsony

    PODCAST: Labor – Effects of Remote Work and Monopsony

    In this episode of Social Impact Design for Business, Jerry Davis of Michigan Ross’ +Impact Studio interviews Jagadeesh Sivadasan, Professor of Business Economics at Michigan Ross. Mr Sivadasan shares insights into changes labor markets where remote work and monopsony are radically changing the landscape. As remote work opens up, competition …
  • Board Fellows Partner Organization Info Sessions

    Board Fellows Partner Organization Info Sessions

    Tues, May 17 @ Noon Dearborn Room UM Detroit Center Thurs, May 19 @ Noon Blau Hall, B1570 Ross School of Business Are you a nonprofit organization in Southeast Michigan that is curious about the Board Fellowship program? Graduate student Fellows serve as non-voting board members during the academic year and complete a …
  • Jerry Davis: Taming Corporate Power in the 21st Century

    Jerry Davis: Taming Corporate Power in the 21st Century

    Business+Impact held a book chat between author Jerry Davis and Michigan Ross/SEAS professor Andy Hoffman on Jerry’s examination of corporate power in the 21st century, and how to tame it. His newest book “Taming Corporate Power in the 21st Century” is focused on the new sources of corporate power in …
  • April 2022 Newsletter

    April 2022 Newsletter

    Social Impact Book Chats Coming up Jerry Davis: “Taming Corporate Power in the 21st Century” Thurs, Apr. 21 @ 5 – 6 pm ET Virtual Event Andrew Hoffman: “Management as Calling” Wed, May 11 @ 5:30 – 6:30 ET Virtual Event Join us for two great book chats about social …