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Revitalizing Roots: A Detroit Native’s Experience From Family Legacy to Community ImpactRevitalizing Roots: A Detroit Native’s Experience From Family Legacy to Community ImpactAs a Detroit native, I have always had the desire to work and make a change throughout the city I have called home. Through the Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project’s summer internship program, Impact Studio for Local Business, I am proud to say that I am now working with the small businesses that I used to drive past, supporting Detroit neighborhoods.
Podcast: ESG — At Home in Europe and Soon, the WorldPodcast: ESG — At Home in Europe and Soon, the WorldIn this episode of Social Impact Design for Business, Jerry Davis of Michigan Ross' +Impact Studio interviews Kim Dabbs, Global VP of ESG and Social Innovation at Steelcase and best-selling author of "You Belong Here."
Podcast: The Genesis of ESG–An Insider’s LookPodcast: The Genesis of ESG–An Insider’s LookIn this episode of Social Impact Design for Business, Neil Hawkins (formerly of Dow) discusses his integration his front row seat to the genesis of ESG.
Podcast: The Genesis of ESG–An Insider’s LookPodcast: The Genesis of ESG–An Insider’s LookIn this episode, Neil Hawkins discusses his integration of environmental and social considerations within the core of the Dow’s business strategy and reporting, and his front row seat to the genesis of ESG.
Podcast: Race and Inequality in Postwar DetroitPodcast: Race and Inequality in Postwar DetroitIn this episode of Social Impact Design for Business, Jerry Davis of Michigan Ross’ +Impact Studio interviews Tom Sugrue, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and History at NYU, and author of “Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit.” In this episode,
How DNEP made me a better professional and Wordle playerHow DNEP made me a better professional and Wordle playerDorothy Yin says, "Aside from teaching me workplace etiquette, I’m very grateful to have been able to learn how to function within a diverse team, oh and be better at Wordle - thank you DNEP +ISLB!"
What We All Can Learn From Detroit Small Business OwnersWhat We All Can Learn From Detroit Small Business OwnersNikki Ambas says "When a former intern told me about the Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project +Impact Studio for Local Business (DNEP +ISLB) program, I knew I wanted to get involved in helping minority-owned businesses in my home state."
+Impact Studio Filmmaking Studio on Wheels, Pop Up Docs, Places Its Vision in the Hands of Detroit Youth!+Impact Studio Filmmaking Studio on Wheels, Pop Up Docs, Places Its Vision in the Hands of Detroit Youth!+Impact Studio-supported venture Pop Up Docs (PUD) is making waves in southeast Michigan following several successful listening sessions and prototyping workshops.
+Impact Studio Fellow & Founder Friday Feature: Closing the inequity gap in Entrepreneurship, Tech, and Venture Capital+Impact Studio Fellow & Founder Friday Feature: Closing the inequity gap in Entrepreneurship, Tech, and Venture CapitalOur first feature includes George Okpamen (MBA ’23) and Grace Sanders (BBA ‘23), the founder and fellow (respectively) of PILS Ventures.
Podcast: Investing Directly into Climate SolutionsPodcast: Investing Directly into Climate SolutionsIn this episode of Social Impact Design for Business, Franz Hochstrasser discusses his company’s work in climate investment, from inclusive investment opportunities to considerations of the JOBS Act and the Inflation Reduction Act.
Podcast: From the Lab – Innovations for the Green Energy TransitionPodcast: From the Lab – Innovations for the Green Energy TransitionIn this episode of Social Impact Design for Business, Jerry Davis of Michigan Ross’ +Impact Studio interviews Margaret Woolridge, Director of the Institute for Energy Solutions; Andre Boehman of UM Mechanical Engineering; Michael Craig of the UM School of Environment and Sustainability and the Institute for Energy Solutions; Neil Dasgupta of UM Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, and Johanna Mathieu of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Podcast: Legal Services for Social Impact Disputes and ESG RequirementsPodcast: Legal Services for Social Impact Disputes and ESG RequirementsIn this episode of Social Impact Design for Business, Patrick Miller discusses his company’s legal work in the social impact arena, from representing clients in disputes with other social impact organizations, to establishing ethical supply chains.
Podcast: Labor – Effects of Remote Work and MonopsonyPodcast: Labor – Effects of Remote Work and MonopsonyIn this episode of Social Impact Design for Business, Jagadeesh Sivadasan shares insights into changes labor markets where remote work and monopsony are radically changing the landscape.
Podcast: Capital – New Ways to Finance Your BusinessPodcast: Capital – New Ways to Finance Your BusinessIn this episode of Social Impact Design for Business, Andrew Wu shares insights into radical changes in capital funding models, where apps are entering the field and nearly cutting out banks entirely.
Podcast: AI and the Gig Economy in the Global SouthPodcast: AI and the Gig Economy in the Global SouthIn this episode of Social Impact Design for Business, Bama Athreya discusses how the Global South has technologically leapfrogged past the expected little steps toward automation and straight to a gig economy with AI.
Podcast: Social Sector Tools – Futurist Thinking for Uncertain TimesPodcast: Social Sector Tools – Futurist Thinking for Uncertain TimesIn this episode of Social Impact Design for Business, Jenn Holk and Apoorva Kanneganti talk about how the Monitor Institute by Deloitte developed a report with tools for planning in these uncertain times.
Podcast: More than Data – Getting the Lead out with Trust, Transparency, and EmpowermentPodcast: More than Data – Getting the Lead out with Trust, Transparency, and EmpowermentIn this episode of Social Impact Design for Business, Eric Schwartz and Ian Robinson of BlueConduit discuss the perfect balance of data extraction techniques and sensitive learning from the community to build trust in their work.
Podcast: Responding to Employee and Customer Needs During a PandemicPodcast: Responding to Employee and Customer Needs During a PandemicIn this episode of Social Impact Design for Business, Fernando Meza of Oneupweb discusses tech adaptations to COVID-19 and new ways of putting customers and employees first during the crisis.
Podcast: Sharing Makes Us StrongerPodcast: Sharing Makes Us StrongerIn this episode of Social Impact Design for Business, Lauren Franklin of SummerJax talks about the power of potential—in ideas, in companies, and in the people around her; her commitment to fostering personal development creates the supportive work environment.
Podcast: Leveling the Playing Field of the Gig EconomyPodcast: Leveling the Playing Field of the Gig EconomyIn this episode of Social Impact Design for Business, Adam Smiddy of YourCheck discusses work to eliminate implicit bias from background checks and reputation management in the gig economy.
Podcast: Emotional Intelligence for Social JusticePodcast: Emotional Intelligence for Social JusticeIn this episode of Social Impact Design for Business, Justin Woods, Founder of EQuity Social Venture 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 businesses or organizations.
Podcast: Working in a Covid WorldPodcast: Working in a Covid WorldIn this episode of Social Impact Design for Business, Mikey Adams-Staber at Level One Bank shares some of her perspectives on what organizations have been going through and ways in which they have had to innovate in order to make it through this time of Covid-19.
Podcast: Rain Plans, not Pandemic PlansPodcast: Rain Plans, not Pandemic PlansIn this episode of the Social Impact Design Thinking for Business Tabitha Mason of Zingerman’s Cornman Farms looks at ways to continue their work in light of coronavirus, and consideration for branching out into new areas, using creative thinking.