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Social Impact


Make a difference in the world


Every day business shapes and impacts the world around us. At Stern, we encourage you to think critically about the role of organizations in society and your influence as a prospective leader.

Through a balance of curricular and co-curricular offerings, Stern develops socially responsible individuals who:
  • Think critically about how business affects society
  • Apply classroom lessons to make a real world impact
  • Are prepared to tackle the economic and social challenges of this century as future world business leaders
Curricular Offerings (Learning)
Stern’s unique Social Impact Curriculum allows students to explore issues of personal and professional ethics, corporate social responsibility and the interconnections between business and our global society.

Co-curricular Offerings (Doing)
Stern’s Social Impact Initiatives give students opportunities to apply classroom lessons to make a real-world impact through socially responsible pursuits in New York City as well as abroad through Stern International Volunteers.

Why Stern? Reason 6:

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Make Social Impact in and out of class
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Business is THE social institution of our time, and as a Stern student, you take that responsibility seriously as you prepare to become global leaders and thinkers. You will be challenged by our four-year Social Impact curriculum, recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a model for undergraduate business education. It starts freshman year when you hear thought leaders from around the world in Business and Its Publics -- past speakers include notables like CNBC Business Commentator Maria Bartiromo, President of the Environmental Defense Fund Fred Krupp, Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson and Chairman and Forbes Editor-in-Chief Steve Forbes. Your journey goes beyond the classroom in our Social Solutions Project Lab or through our Experiential Learning Seminar.

Stern Students Call for Corporate Action

The Call Vol 2 Spring 2013