Dealflow | February 6, 2017

Teaching social business goes mainstream

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Nearly half of the top 50 business schools worldwide now have programs focused on social impact, according to Bridgespan Group.

Socially conscious millennials, combined with an increasing body of evidence that social responsibility doesn’t hurt (and may even help) long-term profitability, means more business schools are adding impact to their curriculum.

“I am a big believer in business. Yet, I would argue that we have not yet realized business’ full potential for improving our world,” Sally Blount, dean of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, told the 2015 graduating class.

Photo credit: Natalie Keyssar