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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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  • November 2020 Newsletter

    November 2020 Newsletter

      This Winter, Use Design Thinking for Impact In Winter 2021, Michigan Ross will once again offer the +Impact Studio Course (BA 670). Taught by professor Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks, this award-winning course teaches you work skills in ethnography, ecosystem mapping, ideation, prototyping, and business model design, and all of it is focused on designing for resilience to help local small-businesses …
  • PODCAST: Sharing Makes Us Stronger

    PODCAST: Sharing Makes Us Stronger

    In this episode of Social Impact Design for Business, Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks of Michigan Ross’ +Impact Studio interviews Lauren Franklin, Founder and CEO of SummerJax, a creative agency. Lauren believes in the power of potential—in ideas, in companies, and in the people around her; her commitment to fostering personal development creates …
  • Jerry White

    Jerry White

    Jerry White (EMBA 2005) is an award-winning social entrepreneur, author, and humanitarian activist known for conducting high-impact campaigns – three of which led to major international treaties, including the Landmine Ban Treaty and the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. He shared the 1997 Nobel Prize for …
  • PODCAST: Leveling the Playing Field of the Gig Economy

    PODCAST: Leveling the Playing Field of the Gig Economy

    In this episode of Social Impact Design for Business, Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks of Michigan Ross’ +Impact Studio interviews Adam Smiddy, Founder and CEO of YourCheck. Adam is not only a former Green Beret and current candidate for the Michigan House of Representatives, but he works to eliminate implicit bias from background …
  • Lillian Augusta Wins Prize, Gets Local Recognition

    Lillian Augusta Wins Prize, Gets Local Recognition

    OCTOBER 20, 2020 – Last year’s  winner of the 2020 Michigan Business Challenge – Seigle Impact Track was Lillian Augusta – (Jannice Newson [MS ‘20] & Nana Britwum [MS ‘20]) a biodegradable hair braiding product made from Phragmites, which is an invasive plant species.  Well, recently this unique “hair without harm” …
  • October 2020 Newsletter

    October 2020 Newsletter

    Business+Impact Announces the 2020-21 Board Fellows and Nonprofit Partners Welcome to our 2020-21 Board Fellowship participants! This year’s Board Fellowship Program brings together 17 partner organizations and 22 students from seven U-M schools. The Fellows will serve on the governing boards of these partner organizations for the academic year. READ MORE Michigan Business Challenge …
  • Three MBAs Pick up 2020-21 Skip and Carrie Gordon Scholarships

    Three MBAs Pick up 2020-21 Skip and Carrie Gordon Scholarships

    ANN ARBOR – Oct. 7, 2020 – Business+Impact (B+I) is pleased to announce that Claire Babilonia (MBA ’21), Tieranny Baker (MBA ’21) and Kevin Finnegan (MBA ’21) were chosen to receive the 2020-21 Skip and Carrie Gordon Scholarships for outstanding commitment to solving complex social challenges through learning. These three …
  • Business+Impact Announces Its 20-21 Board Fellows and Nonprofit Partners

    Business+Impact Announces Its 20-21 Board Fellows and Nonprofit Partners

    The 2019-20 Board Fellows program partners regional nonprofits with University of Michigan graduate students, for mutually beneficial training and strategy.
  • The Michigan Ross +Impact Studio Course Selected For Prominent Award Honoring the World’s Most Exceptional Business Courses

    The Michigan Ross +Impact Studio Course Selected For Prominent Award Honoring the World’s Most Exceptional Business Courses

    The Aspen Institute — a well-respected education/policy organization — has again honored a course at the Ross School of Business with its prestigious Ideas Worth Teaching Awards this year. The Ideas Worth Teaching Awards are presented annually by Aspen’s Business & Society Program “to celebrate visionary faculty and the courses that tackle society’s largest, …
  • 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 …