Summer 2010

in this issue

It's HOT and so is Social Value Creation
By Melissa Carrier, Executive Director
I sincerely hope you are enjoying summer. It's hard to believe that the semester begins in just five weeks. We are preparing for the arrival of the MBA Class of 2012 as well as... Read More

Building Social Business with Dr. Muhammad Yunus 
Center Co-Hosts Nobel Prize-Winner  Read More

Going Beyond the Latte
Exploring the Coffee Value Chain
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Good Minds + Good Values = Good Business
Calvert CEO Talks Ethics at Smith  Read More

Social Venture Consulting
New Perspectives
Highlights of Spring Social Venture Consulting  Read More

from the blog:
Best Practices for Strategic Community Investment
What are Effective Companies Doing Differently?  Read More
Think Outside the Box
Think Outside the Box
Inaugural Event Encourages UM Community to Visualize Change  Read More

alumni feature:

Leading by Example
An Interview with Smith Alumnus Robert Kashan, CEO of EarthColor  Read More

student spotlight:
An Entrepreneur at Heart
Smith Undergraduate Helps to Bring New Opportunities to his Peers  Read More

faculty focus:
Bringing About Better Behavior
Smith Professor is a Natural at the Marketing of Ideas 
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Partner Events & Opportunities
Upcoming Happenings at the Smith School and more  Read More

extra, extra! 

The Washington Post - June 2010 - Former Social Venture Consultant and current MBA student Llacey Simmons' is featured for her new business, Leading Start Kids, an innovative pre-school that incorporates social entrepreneurship into the curriculum and donates a portion of earnings to other early childhood education programs.  Read More

The Washington Post
- June 2010 - The Smith School's annual summer reading picks are featured, including top recommendations from executive director Melissa Carrier and more.  Read More

The Chronicle of Higher Education - April 2010 - The center's participation in the Ashoka U Changemaker Campus program is highlighted in an article that explores how colleges can do more to teach students about important social problems and equip them with the tools to tackle them.  Read More

about the center

The Center for Social Value Creation at the Robert H. Smith School of Business seeks to develop leaders with a deep sense of individual responsibility and the knowledge to use business as a vehicle for social change. Through an engaging curriculum, real-world field experience, cutting-edge research, and targeted career planning, the center immerses students in complex and dynamic marketplaces where creative vision and thoughtful entrepreneurship tackle some of society’s most critical environmental and humanitarian needs.  Contact us at

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coming up

July 31, 2010 - Do you know of a nonprofit organization that could benefit from a team of Smith MBA or undergraduate consultants? Apply now to participate in the fall Social Venture Consulting Program.

September 14, 2010 - Save the date for the first CEO@Smith event of the year, which will feature Mayo Shattuck, Chairman & CEO of Constellation Energy.
Check out the full calendar for more!

get involved!

At the Center for Social Value Creation, we're constantly challenging our students to find their own unique "moments of obligation" -- the experiences that will shape not only their future careers and lives, but the lives they have the potential to change in their roles as business leaders in the 21st century.  Whether through our Social Venture Consulting Program, our Global Impact Program, or the many individual programs and opportunities we create for our students, the impact of your gift has the potential to be multiplied many times over.  View a selected list of giving opportunities, o, or contact Elizabeth Mitchell for information on endowment or special opportunities.