What We Do
The Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation integrates Chicago Booth’s multidisciplinary approach to business education with experience-based learning and research.
Through programs, research, events, and other activities, the center increases our community’s odds of solving complex social and environmental problems.
Our Impact by the Numbers
Since its founding in 2012, the Rustandy Center has launched new for-profit and nonprofit ventures, funded faculty research worldwide, and hosted events and programs drawing hundreds of business and nonprofit leaders.
Social impact startups launched by the John Edwardson, ’72, Social New Venture Challenge (SNVC)100+
Alumni have joined nonprofit boards through Rustandy Center's matching program offered in Chicago200+
Research projects funded; topics include volunteer retention and the effect of tax form disclosures on nonprofits30
Some of Linda Ginzel's helpful strategies include: turn off default mode, build trust by listening, and learn from experience.Booth Professor Offers Tips for Successful Negotiations in Everyday Life
Booth student Rani Patel shares her experience as a participant in the Chart Your Path to Social Impact workshop.Student Perspective: How I Charted My Path to Social Impact
Rustandy Center case study highlights impact investments from Chicago neighborhood initiatives, U.S. Bank.Rustandy Center Publishes New Impact Investing Case Study