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May 24, 2022
Evan Fisher, BBA ’17: Launching an Investment Fund to Back the Crypto Economy
Since a young age, Evan Fisher, BBA '17, has loved following the markets. Throughout his academic and professional career, he's searched for a way to merge that love for investing with something that would make a real impact on society.
May 12, 2022
Rahul Pandhi, MBA '06: The Journey of a Successful Entrepreneur, Federal Contractor
For 14 years, Rahul Pandhi, MBA ‘06, led CollabraLink Technologies Inc. as CEO and part owner.
April 28, 2022
Michigan Ross Weekend MBA Employment Data Shows High Salaries, Increased Interest in Impact and Sustainability
Graduates of the Weekend MBA Program at the Ross School of Business continue to earn high salaries, land new jobs at top companies, and accelerate in their careers, according to the most recent employment data.
April 26, 2022
MAP Turns 30: Broader Offerings and Stronger Collaboration
The MAP program — the cornerstone of action-based learning at the Ross School of Business — is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Far from quietly easing into its fourth decade, however, MAP continues to grow, expand, and enrich the experiences of its participants, both students and sponsors.
April 25, 2022
20 Questions with Christina Kothari, MBA ’11
Christina Kothari, MBA ’11, is the head of global marketing campaign strategy and operations at Facebook. In this role, she is responsible for measuring the effectiveness of Facebook's advertising campaigns in order to meet brand goals and positively impact public opinion. It is a position that requires much creativity, strategic focus, and adaptability.
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May 26, 2022
How a Sustainability Index Can Keep Exxon but Drop Tesla – And 3 Ways to Fix ESG Ratings to Meet Investors’ Expectations
A major stock index that tracks sustainable investments dropped electric vehicle-maker Tesla from its list in May 2022 – but it kept oil giant ExxonMobil. That move by the S&P 500 ESG Index has set off a roiling debate over the value of ESG ratings. ESG stands for environmental, social, and governance, and ESG ratings are meant to gauge companies’ performance in those areas. About one-third of all investments under management use ESG criteria, yet many environmental problems continue to worsen. Tesla CEO Elon Musk called the ratings “a scam,” and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission proposed new disclosure rules for funds that market themselves as ESG-focused. The Conversation asked Tom Lyon, a business economics professor at the University of Michigan who studies sustainable investing, to explain what happened and how ESG ratings could be improved to better reflect investors’ expectations.
May 23, 2022
Q&A: Reflections from Michigan Ross AABA Members For Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
As the United States recognizes Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the Ross School of Business is committed to centering the voices of AAPI members of the Michigan Ross community and supporting them, especially as a rise in anti-Asian hate crimes persists across the country.
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May 23, 2022
Annual DEI Research and Teaching Awards Highlight Important Work by Michigan Ross Faculty and Students
The range of scholarship on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion being conducted at the Ross School of Business was recently showcased at the DEI Research and Teaching Awards ceremony.
April 25, 2022
New Online Tool Measures Firms’ Exposure to Severe Weather Events
A Ross School of Business professor and his former PhD student have teamed up to create a groundbreaking way to measure a company’s susceptibility to extreme weather.
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