Corporate

The Center for Social Value Creation is uniquely positioned to partner with corporations that see economic prosperity as going hand-in-hand with social and environmental well-being. Through select programming we help our partners develop new projects and initiatives, support research, and promote thought leadership through guest lectures and special events. Opportunities exist for every corporation interested in social value creation. Please contact Executive Director Melissa Carrier to discuss the possibility of working together! 

EY

For the last three years EY has contributed to the center’s hallmark annual event, Social Enterprise Symposium. EY contributed speakers and event sponsorship in 2010, 2011 and 2012, and engaged audiences on the topics of Corporate Social Responsibility. In 2012 EY hosted an exclusive ‘Board Room Discussion’ for a select number of accounting students as part of our 4th Annual Social Enterprise Symposium.

IBM

In 2011 students in the Social Innovation Fellows program analyzed the Outcomes-Based Delivery Methodology around IBM’s Smart Water initiative. Their focus was to apply OBD methodology to water, transit, or public safety initiatives. Final deliverables included a written and oral presentation of final study results, and a case study of key policy requirements and issues for consideration. 

GE Healthcare

Through the GE Healthymagination Case Competition, Smith MBA students developed solutions to address infant mortality. Using business modeling and research skills, the Smith MBA team proposed innovative and imaginative ideas to address infant mortality in rural India, China, Kenya, and Indonesia with GE Healthcare products. Their approach highlighted the importance of entrepreneurial thinking in solving problems in healthcare.