Social Responsibility

Innovative ideas are becoming a reality.

Net Impact, the University of Botswana, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and the S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research are developing programs focused on social responsibility and increased opportunity, including collaboration with non-profits, a mentorship program for underprivileged children in Mumbai, and expanding access to business education resources and entrepreneurship networks in Africa.

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Net Impact (San Francisco)
Projects for Good
April 2012-June 2014

Net Impact, an international network of top graduate business schools, undergraduate campuses and professionals, will create a virtual marketplace that matches non-profit organizations in need of innovative ideas and business solutions with teams of interested MBA students. Projects for Good will provide students with real-world learning opportunities that cultivate ethical leadership and experience using their business skills to advance solutions to social challenges. Net Impact currently supports students on over 25 campuses who undertake projects such as developing a fundraising strategy for a local Habitat for Humanity or a web implementation strategy for a local Humane Society. Funding from GMAC will enable us to scale an existing program to 100s of business schools.

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S.P. Jain

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Abhyudaya ("Prosperity and Development of All")

June 2012-May 2015 

Abhyudaya is a year-long program through which the first year MBA students at the S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR) mentor underprivileged children in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation schools of Mumbai’s K-West Ward. The mentoring program aims to address urban poverty and foster social responsibility and character development through experiential learning among business school students. GMAC will fund the educational components of the program, which will be mandatory for all MBA candidates.

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Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

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Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore – ALTIS (Milan)
Embedding Entrepreneurship in African Management Education (implementation in Nairobi, Kenya)
July 2012-December 2014

The Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, in partnership with Tanzaga College of the Catholic University of East Africa, will foster collaboration among business schools in Nairobi, Kenya, Loyola Institute of Business Administration in Chennai, India, and Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California to offer the first executive MBA in Social Entrepreneurship in Africa. The international scope of the program will enable students to form new business networks, giving them an opportunity to locate new sources of financing, customers and suppliers.

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University of Botswana

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University of Botswana, Faculty of Business (Gaborone)

Development & Delivery of Business Education and Executive Development Programmes in the Graduate School of Business

October 2012-March 2014



The University of Botswana aims to promote and expand international graduate management education nationwide, increase program access and enhance capacity building for underrepresented populations to fuel smart business growth in Botswana and throughout the region more broadly. The University through the Graduate School of Business will develop a curriculum for Graduate Management Education and Executive Development Programs in areas that are critical to the needs of both the country and the continent. Ultimately, the program will support the continuous and long term training of the local workforce for national and regional capacity building. In addition, the program will facilitate the development of local teaching materials, business cases and simulations for business and management university coursework throughout Africa.

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