CREATING A BETTER WORLD THROUGH
The Center for Social Value Creation at the Robert H. Smith School of
Business aims to create a better world through business principles. We offer
hands-on learning opportunities, support ground-breaking research, and
collaborate across sector to help prepare the next generation of leaders. Our
goal is to infuse students with the ability to apply business principles in
creative and entrepreneurial ways that co-create economic prosperity and social
/ environmental well-being. We invite you to join our journey.
WHAT'S FRESH (NEWS & EVENTS)
Empower to Start: Activate Your Ideas for Social Change (April 29)
Join the Terp Changemakers and CSVC for an evening with Ashoka fellow Greg Van
Kirk and UMD's own Ben Simon to hear the stories behind the making of a social
entrepreneur. Engage with other student social entrepreneurs from around the
University to learn about the resources and networks that exist on campus to
help you get “Empowered to Start” your own enterprise to address the issues you
are passionate about.
Smith School’s “Argentine Terps” Take First Prize for at this Year’s Do Good
Challenge (April 10)
Celebrity judges Fran Drescher, Carl Lewis, and Melanie Schnoll
Begun awarded the $5,000 First Prize in this year’s Do Good Challenge to the Argentine
Terps, which raises funds to pay for lawyers to work in the slums of Argentina.
“Business Rx: Sustainable Systems International”
Melissa Carrier offers advice for a start-up venture focused on helping
developing countries replace inefficient diesel generators with sustainable
Social Venture Start-Up “Earth Starter” Wins Cupid’s
Cup 2013! (April 5)
Maryland’s own social venture start-up Earth Starter took home the 2013 Cupid’s
Cup, along with the top $50,000 cash prize.