Social Impact

Social Impact reflects the converging challenges that managers face today as they strive to be socially responsible global leaders in their chosen fields.  Read more...


Luciana Oliveira and Thiago Pinto, of New Hope Ecotech, won the 2015 Kellogg Social Entrepreneurship Award for their venture that seeks to transform Brazil's recycling future into an industry of hope.

Nicole Chavas '15, Laura Brenner Kimes '15, and April Mendez '16, of Fresh Coast Capital, were awarded the 2015 NewDay Social Entrepreneurship Award. They are revitalizing urban communities through innovative investment solutions, including reforestation.


August 18, 2015 - The third annual Social Impact Days at Kellogg took place at the Jacobs Center.  Incoming students eager to use their MBA educations to create ventures that promote purpose alongside profits gathered for three days to network with new classmates, faculty and staff with shared interests in social impact and spend a full day focusing on entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship and design, including such elements as model testing and pitching investors.

April 24, 2015 - Kellogg Professor Timothy Feddersen was named a member of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  The Academy is one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies and a leading center for independent policy research.  Read more about this honor.

April 18, 2015 - A Kellogg team won ‘Best Impact Investment’ at the MIINT competition for the second straight year.  Their thoughts and impressions of the experience are here.

March 4, 2015 - More than 4,500 people braved the frigid waters of Lake Michigan to take the 2015 Chicago Polar Plunge and raise more than $1.1 million for Special Olympics. Along with celebrities who took the dip — like Vince Vaughn and Lady Gaga — were nine Kellogg students, including four Kellogg Board Fellows.  Learn more about the event and the Kellogg Board Fellows program.

January 30, 2015 - A second cohort of Youn Impact Scholars was named. This program seeks to recognize outstanding Kellogg student and alumni social impact leaders while facilitating a sense of community among those selected in order to support better collaboration among social impact leaders and strengthen Kellogg’s position as one of the premier social impact educational institutions.