Featured speakers have included Nobel laureates, elected officials, corporate and nonprofit leaders, and social entrepreneurs.

Our social innovation conferences and events are designed for anyone who is committed to making the world more equitable and sustainable, including nonprofit and business leaders, social entrepreneurs, board members, impact investors, and Booth students, faculty, and alumni.

Due to COVID-19 and in accordance with Booth’s events policy, all events will be hosted virtually until further notice. Visit UChicago’s website for more information, or email the Rustandy Center.

If you’re a student interested in a virtual meeting with a Rustandy Center executive in residence, contact us. We hope that these resources will support you in your work to create meaningful impact here in Chicago and around the world.

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On Board

The Rustandy Center annual conference brings together business and nonprofit leaders to explore key trends and insights in nonprofit board service.

On Board

Upcoming Events

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ESG Investing: Impact Measurement and Future of the Industry

Thursday, July 14, 2022, 8:30 – 10 a.m. HKT | Virtual

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations and strategies have catapulted in popularity and importance in recent years. As corporations and investors work to incorporate ESG strategies into their missions and models, a broad understanding of this new and growing area has emerged. Join us for this webinar to learn more about ESG at the investing level.

In this webinar, you will learn about the social impact of ESG investing, how to manage and measure it, and how to incorporate it into decision-making and incentives. This event is intended for audiences in Hong Kong interested in learning more about ESG. 

 

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Virtual On Board Summer Series: Finding Your "Right" Fit Board

Thursday, July 21, 2022, 12 – 1 p.m. CT | Virtual

In this interactive workshop you will explore different types of organizations and boards and outline how to narrow down your passions, find opportunities, approach and introduce yourself to an organization, and learn what questions to ask before joining a board. You'll also hear from a current nonprofit board member about how they found their "right fit board." Leave with a to-do list and strategic plan to start your search for a meaningful nonprofit board service experience.

 

Part of the Rustandy Center's virtual On Board Summer Series, this event is designed for Booth alumni seeking guidance as they search for a nonprofit board opportunity and is open to Booth alumni in the U.S. and internationally.

 

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Virtual On Board Summer Series: Booth in the Board Room

Thursday, July 28, 2022, 12 – 1 p.m. CT | Virtual

Join Caroline Grossman, adjunct associate professor of strategy and executive director of the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation, as she guides attendees through a case study on a nonprofit faced with a complex decision. Through this case you will learn new ways to think about the board's role in critical strategic decisions.

 

Part of the Rustandy Center's virtual On Board Summer Series, this event is designed for seasoned board members seeking best practices in board governance and is open to Booth alumni in the U.S. and internationally. 

 

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