The Global Social Impact Practicum is a course led by Booth’s Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation and supported by Tata Trusts, one of Indias oldest and largest philanthropic organizations. Beginning with a site visit to India and culminating at the end of the Winter Quarter, students in the 2016–17 GSIP course worked with Tata Trusts on an urban habitat project, during which they examined the potential impact of entrepreneurship on waste management and developed a plan to get entrepreneurs interested in affordable housing, education, sanitation, and other basic services.

Below are five blog posts by Chicago Booth students who shared their experiences.

Inside India's Urban Slums, I Found Optimism and a Strong Work Ethic,” Renuka Agarwal

Aiming for Impact? Identify Your Stakeholders Early and Often,” Haven Leeming

From Observation to Intervention: Turning Ideas into Impact,” Erin Kelsey

How Nudging Can Help Address Waste Management in India,” Jing Chen, ’17

Sustainable and Scalable: One Student’s Take on Social Impact Project,” Priya Sridhar