Social Impact Club
The Social Impact Club is pursuing projects and programming along three core themes: Sustainability, Social Entrepreneurship and Education.
In Sustainability, the team has created and is now leveraging external partnerships with Net Impact and Oikos to connect ESMT with the global sustainability community and to scale projects. The team is engaged in a “Zero Waste” initiative to transform ESMT into the first environmentally friendly business school in Germany. Finally, the club also participates in “Screening Sustainability” in which club members attend and host environmental documentaries and films.
In Social Entrepreneurship, the team is providing consulting services for social businesses created and run by current ESMT students is engaging the local social start-up community for workshops and networking opportunities.
In Education, the club are engaged in a student mentoring program here at Berlin Metropolitan School as well as two separate programs in Africa. Further, the team is continuing ESMT’s tradition of fundraising for student scholarships in Haiti.
The club also hosts an assortment of speakers and guests to share their knowledge with ESMT students and provide opportunities for future collaboration.
ESMT’s Social Impact Club is also invited to use the clubs portfolio of contacts to source an applied fieldwork project that interested club members can complete for MBA credit during the fifth module of the program. Examples of past projects include:
- Business plan development for a green energy social entrepreneurial startup outside of Jaipur, India.
- Capacity building and operations planning for a German NGO which creates mental health care and community centers in Haiti and Afghanistan.
- Develop a plan to utilize renewable energy technologies in Germany and how the technologies can be applied in Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa (a project in cooperation with the German Organization for International Cooperation (GIZ)).
- Design cost effective and scalable solutions to integrate African smallholder farmers within a global food supply chain.