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May 30, 2018
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The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business proudly presents its 15th annual Summer Reading List for Business Leaders, as recommended by faculty members. The 2018 edition covers everything from blind spots in statistics to the power of habit. Smith School professor Nicole M. Coomber recommends “How to Have a Good Day,” by Caroline Webb. “In this book Webb walks you through a number of science-based techniques to have better days at work,” Coomber says.

Apr 26, 2018
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On March 27, 2018, the Center for Social Value Creation hosted a Lunch & Learn for students interested in impact investing. The event featured Rob Stevens, a Portfolio & Investment Associate with Accion Venture Lab. Stevens discussed the impact investing space, the changing global consumer market, and the various points of entry into the field. While the definition of impact investing remains nuanced among industry professionals, generally speaking, impact investments are those made to companies, organizations, and funds with the intent to...

Apr 16, 2018
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On March 3, 2017, Kara Gordon, now a junior double majoring in supply chain management and marketing, attended the Social Enterprise Symposium (SES) in Van Munching Hall.

Mar 14, 2018
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Hundreds of students, alumni, faculty, and staff gathered in Van Munching Hall on March 9, 2018, to discuss and celebrate trailblazing social value creation initiatives at the 10th Annual Social Enterprise Symposium (#SES18), hosted by the Center for Social Value Creation at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Mar 08, 2018
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The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business presents the 10th Annual Social Enterprise Symposium (SES) on Friday, March 9, 2018. SES is a signature event of the Center for Social Value Creation and brings together hundreds of students, alumni, staff, and faculty to explore the role of business in creating economic, social and environmental prosperity.

Feb 23, 2018
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Huw Ball, class of 2019, is an impact ambassador for the Center for Social Value Creation at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. He writes about a recent presentation to students where they got advice on how to break into social sector consulting.

Feb 21, 2018
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Kara Gordon, class of 2019, is an Impact Ambassador in the Center for Social Value Creation at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. She recently talked with undergraduate student Liza Curcio-Rudy about her experience as an Impact Ambassador, her professional interests, and internship opportunity with the Aspen Network of Development.

Jan 30, 2018
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Fasika Delessa, class of 2018, is an Impact Ambassador in the Center for Social Value Creation at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. She recently talked with undergraduate student Huw Ball about his experience as an Impact Ambassador and a double major in operations management/business analytics and marketing with a minor in sustainability studies.

Dec 08, 2017
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Welcome to Terps with Purpose, a web series from the Center for Social Value Creation at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business featuring undergraduates, MBA students and alumni working to create social and environmental prosperity through their careers. Follow along with us this summer to learn more about their career journeys and the impact they have had along the way.

Dec 04, 2017
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Raffa Consulting is a professional services firm that began as a CPA firm. Over the years, CEO Tom Raffa began to grow the nonprofit space by diving into everything from outsourced accounting, to nonprofit audits, outsourced HR, and outsourced IT. Today Raffa’s work is 99 percent focused on the nonprofit space with their overarching mission being to focus on making the world a better place.

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