CSVC News

December 8, 2022
Robert H. Smith School of Business’ Center for Social Value Creation Identifies Six Ways Companies Can Drive Environmental, Social Change
The Center for Social Value Creation (CSVC) at University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business published an extensive report on the most effective strategies for driving environmental and social value creation (ESVC). The report sets out a new framework for understanding how companies, across nine industries, can generate meaningful, measurable improvement in environmental and social…
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August 18, 2022
Smith’s Alpha Kappa Psi Chapter Draws Multiple Top Honors

The Maryland Smith chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi drew multiple accolades at the world’s largest business fraternity’s 2022 Convention, held August 3-6 in Miami. The Smith chapter, represented by President Jean Han (’23) and Director of Pledge Education Ayman Bootwala (’24), received Outstanding Programming awards in the categories of Knowledge, Integrity and Unity.

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May 20, 2022
Business Leaders Convene to Discuss Social Impact at Inaugural ESG Conference
Maryland Smith is pushing students and business leaders to create a better world through business. That means considering multiple stakeholders – how a company’s environmental, social and corporate governance policies impact the world beyond just returning profits to shareholders. ESG is gaining momentum among businesses and investors and was the topic of Maryland Smith’s inaugural ESG Conference…
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February 23, 2022
The Art and Science of Risk Management

Beyond quantifying and getting their boards to understand traditional financial risks such as credit and market risk, corporate risk officers are grappling with a host of nontraditional risks associated with and ranging from cyber to ESG (environmental, social and governance) and DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion).

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October 14, 2021
Farshchi Chairs Americas Day at Conference for Value Creation
When industry professionals want to take the next step in their career and focus on a bigger picture, the Conference for Value Creation can help. Maryland Smith’s Nima Farshchi, who chaired the first day of the three-day conference this year, says the event offers a robust discussion of the definition of value creation in business, showcases various cultures and perspectives, and explores how to…
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August 31, 2021
CSVC to Host Sept. 17-19 ‘College Park Jam’ Design Thinking Challenge for Equitable and Sustainable Transportation

The Center for Social Value Creation (CSVC) in the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business invites UMD students, faculty, staff, alumni and the greater College Park community to participate as multidisciplinary teams in a three-day design thinking challenge toward a more equitable and sustainable transportation system.

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July 2, 2021
Impact Consulting Fellowship: Celebrating the Spring 2021 Cohort

The Center for Social Value Creation’s Impact Consulting Fellowship (ICF) program at the University of Maryland’s Robert H.

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March 12, 2021
The Case Challenge: Create a Post-Pandemic Economic Plan

It’s difficult to figure out where to start when it comes to addressing the economic fallout caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. But these Maryland Smith students have an idea.

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March 2, 2021
In Matters of Sustainability, This Smith Team Is Tops

When it comes to determining the sustainability of an investment, these four Maryland Smith students are tough to beat.

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February 23, 2021
CSVC Fellowship Ends With Huddle – And Awards

Maryland Smith’s Center for Social Value Creation recently concluded its second Impact Consulting Fellowship, a program that puts students to work in cross-functional teams to provide pro bono consulting services to impact-driven organizations.

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