Michigan Ross Receives Over $1 Million For Business+Impact Initiative

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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 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 gift will establish the Applebaum Family Business+Impact Experiences and Innovation Program at Michigan Ross. This new program will allow the school to enhance and expand its impact and design offerings, including the creation of a permanent endowment fund for need-based internships and scholarships to Business+Impact students.

Additionally, the program will provide Business+Impact with funding for a range of impact and design activities, such as a new Applebaum Innovator-in-Residence, prototype development for models of social impact, community outreach, research, and more.

UNC Kenan-Flagler virtual competition ends in a ‘photo finish’

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The first student competition to design investment strategies that tackle climate change while driving economic growth in India came down to the wire.

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School’s Center for Sustainable Enterprise hosted the India Impact Challenge powered by Quantum Advisors April 16-17 2021.

The Center, with sponsorship from Quantum, created the competition to engage students from around the world to create investment strategies for addressing climate change while spurring equitable economic growth in India.

Six teams from six countries – India, Brazil, France, United Arab Emirates, Switzerland and the U.S. – made it to the finals weekend. On the first day, each team pitched to a panel of five judges, who gave them a score between one and 10 on six criteria ranging from investment return and risk to climate change impact.

Carey Business School Opens Enrollment to Diversity Leadership Initiative

The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School has opened enrollment to its reimagined Leadership Development Program (LDP), a certificate program designed to advance the leadership skills of people of color, including members of the Black, Latinx, and Indigenous communities.

Classes in the revised program are scheduled to begin in January 2022.

The new initiative updates Carey’s previous version of the LDP, which was operated for more than two decades after its launch in 1990 and produced more than 550 graduates. Its primary goal was to support the advancement of high-potential, first- and mid-level minority managers by offering them courses in the latest management and leadership theories and applications. The Carey program was believed to be the nation’s first graduate-level cohort program of its kind.

Employers and organizations that previously took part in LDP activities include BGE, Boeing, Deloitte, Exelon, Google, IBM, Intel, Marriott International, Pepsi Co., Stanley Black and Decker, USAA, Verizon, local, state and federal governments, and the World Bank.


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