Impact Creation, Analysis and Evaluation (298D) is a new graduate course being offered this winter quarter by Professor Dr. Jennifer Walske, the Faculty Director (Interim) of Impact @ Anderson.
Time and Location: Tuesdays, 4:10 – 7:00 pm, January 7 – March 10, D310 UCLA Anderson
The objective of this foundational course for an impact emphasis @Anderson is to take a deep dive into impact and all of the areas that Impact @Anderson engages in on a broader level. In this class we will debate if large-scale private capital should be going to projects and causes that have significant positive social impact. Or instead, ask if desirable social change should remain within the realm of non-profit organizations and governments. Given that this course is a high level overview of the areas in which one can create meaningful impact throughout one’s career, the class opens and closes with a point of reflection on how you might weave impact into your work, volunteerism, giving and civic engagement.
This course will explore the following topics:
• The role of corporations in driving social change;
• Discuss how startups can be catalytic in seeding social innovation;
• The interplay with business, society and government;
• Conscious capitalism (and consumerism);
• Technology deployment at scale for impact;
• Helping or hurting the poor; an assessment of aid intervention, and its unintended
consequences, in a developing country context;
• Creating social impact through social movements.
This class is taught by the case method, including cases which have been written by the Dr.
Walske on the following organizations: Sanergy, Fair Trade USA, Grameen America, and
Burning Man (as well as others).
Guest Speakers include:
• Nikhil Arora, Co-Founder, Back to the Roots
• Tracy Palandjian, CEO, Social Finance, Inc.
• Paul Rice, Co-Founder, Fair Trade USA
• Marcus Berkowitz, VP of Technology & Innovation, Grameen America
• David Auerbach, Co-founder and CEO, Sanergy
• Harley DuBois, C-founder, Burning Man
To register contact either Professor Walske (Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org) or Lizzeth
Please see attached link for more information.
Impact Overview Graduate Course