social impacts

Ernest Kwame Gyimah, European School of Management and Technology

There is a maxim that “the business of business is business”. This however, is changing to be “the business of business is our people, planet and profit”. This is an inspiration for the Social Impact Club at my school, ESMT. Read more

Mehul Ruparelia, Indian School of Business

To mark the 10th anniversary of the Indian School of Business, the president of India paid a visit to the campus Read more

Myha Truong

One of the social impact targets that MCIS has is to facilitate the entry of newcomers into the labour force by providing interpreter training.  Training is provided at no cost and financial support for the program is funded through profits generated from MCIS’ interpretation and translation activities.

Myha Truong

I have now surpassed the halfway point of my three-month internship with Multilingual Community Interpreter Services (MCIS) in Toronto. For the past 8 weeks, the bulk of my time has been devoted to writing responses to Request for Proposals (RFPs) and developing a framework to help MCIS work towards its social impacts and measuring the outcomes of these impacts.

While a generalisation, it is accurate to say that many non-profits devote a large portion of their time and resources chasing scarce and short-term funding, in order to stay in business. It comes as no surprise then that I have written two RFP responses to date. I admit, I do feel the pressure of writing a winning response to these contracts because they are vital to MCIS’ financial sustainability and in turn MCIS’ ability to pursue its social justice agenda. The pressure to win has meant working 14 hour days. The first year MBA experience, with its punishing workload, has certainly prepared me well for these working conditions. Read more