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We believe that tackling the world’s biggest challenges requires nothing less than the efforts of committed leaders and contributors who are equipped with cutting-edge tools and insights.

By integrating Booth’s business fundamentals with research and experience-based learning, the Rustandy Center advances social innovation and equips bold thinkers and doers with the knowledge and tools necessary to positively impact human life and our planet.

To harness the power that social business innovation can wield in making the world more sustainable and equitable, the Rustandy Center:

  • Jump-starts nonprofit and for-profit ventures with social missions
  • Advances social sector research and partnerships worldwide
  • Supports innovative social impact courses
  • Helps students and alumni gain firsthand experience in the social sector
  • Convenes the world’s leading business, nonprofit, and policy minds at events at Booth’s campuses in Chicago, London, and Hong Kong, virtually, and beyond
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Our community shares a commitment to using business fundamentals to make a lasting, positive impact on the world’s pressing problems.

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Our programs, research, events, and other activities advance our community’s odds of solving complex social and environmental problems.

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