As Chicago Booth’s social impact hub, the Rustandy Center offers hands-on learning opportunities, supports innovative courses, and pursues research—all with the goal of developing people and practices with the potential to solve the world’s biggest challenges.

Committed to Building an Equitable and Sustainable World

The Rustandy Center is a resource for anyone who is committed to making our world more equitable and sustainable: nonprofit and business leaders, social entrepreneurs, nonprofit board members, impact investors, and Booth faculty, students, and alumni. Members of our community are motivated to use business fundamentals in the social sector as tools to make a lasting, positive impact.

Our Recent Impact

Social Impact Reports shine a light on our social impact leadership, programs, research, and growth. Explore our past reports to see our social impact.

2020–21 Highlights

 

Chicago Booth Harper Center

881

Number of alumni, students, and others who tuned in to our new Innovating for Social Equity virtual event series to discuss the responsibility of business, innovations in philanthropy, and more

881
Chicago Booth Harper Center

100+

Amount of impact investing funds in a database that's part of the Impact Finance Research Consortium, a new collaboration between Booth’s Rustandy Center, the Harvard Business School Impact Collaboratory, and the Wharton School’s Social Impact Initiative to advance academic research on impact investing

100+
Chicago Booth Harper Center

30

Forbes’ “30 Under 30” honored Tarrson Social Venture Fellow Devshi Mehrotra, SB ’19, SM ’19, for her startup, JusticeText, which helps public defenders sift through mounds of digital evidence before trial

30

Our Impact through the Years

Chicago Booth Harper Center

100+

Social impact startups launched by the John Edwardson, ’72, Social New Venture Challenge (SNVC)

100+
Chicago Booth Harper Center

200+

Alumni have joined nonprofit boards through the Rustandy Center's matching program offered in Chicago

200+
Chicago Booth Harper Center

30

Research projects supported; topics include last-mile delivery of health supplies in Africa and volunteer retention

30

Meet Our People

Caroline Grossman speaking at a podium

Meet Our Team

Rustandy Center leaders combine academic expertise with real-world experience at nonprofits and for-profit businesses and in government.

Meet Our Team
Tandean Rustandy speaking outdoors to a colleague on a sunny day

Grateful For Our Donors

Philanthropic giving plays a crucial role in supporting our efforts to advance knowledge and increase the social sector’s impact.

Grateful For Our Donors
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