What We Do What We Do

The Chicago Approach to Social Impact

The Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation integrates Chicago Booth’s multidisciplinary approach to business education with experience-based learning and research. Through programs and events, the center increases our community’s odds of solving complex social and environmental problems.

The Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation integrates Chicago Booth’s multidisciplinary approach to business education with experience-based learning and research. Through programs and events, the center increases our community’s odds of solving complex social and environmental problems.

Social New Venture Challenge

The Edwardson Social Entrepreneurship Program

The Edwardson Social Entrepreneurship Program jump-starts businesses and nonprofits built on social missions. Among them: solar-powered light company LuminAID, Nigeria-based tractor-leasing company Hello Tractor, and online voter guide BallotReady.

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NonProfit Executive Coaching Program

Nonprofit Board Programs and Giving Back

We are a resource for corporate and nonprofit leaders; Booth alumni, students, and faculty; nonprofit board members; and philanthropists—anyone committed to making our world more equitable and sustainable. Through these programs, we seek to remedy an all-too-common social sector problem: a lack of necessary resources and talent. These initiatives also help business professionals find meaningful opportunities to give back.

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Research Papers

Social Impact Research

The Rustandy Center supports research at Booth focused on understanding how the social sector operates. Then, we share our learnings with people working on big problems, in hopes of making their efforts more effective.

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FullTime Jobs And Internships

Social Impact Career Resources

We work with Booth’s Career Services to support the professional ambitions of students and alumni. We provide hands-on learning and networking opportunities, so people in the Booth community can learn about social sector career paths.

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Curriculum and Courses

Curriculum and Courses

The Rustandy Center believes that Booth’s multidisciplinary approach to business education and practice is just as valid for social sector leaders as it is for business leaders. The social impact curriculum at Booth combines the school’s foundational teachings in finance, economics, and operations with real-world experiences.

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LuminAID

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Discover the ways that the Rustandy Center can help you make an impact on the social or environmental issues you care about.

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Leverage Your Social Sector

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