Robert H. Gertner,
John Edwardson Faculty Director

Deputy Dean for Faculty
Joel F. Gemunder Professor of Strategy

Robert H. Gertner has been on the Chicago Booth faculty since 1986. His research interests include strategic decision-making, corporate finance, organization structure, theory of the firm, and social enterprises.

Linda Ginzel, Clinical Professor of Managerial Psychology

Making the World a Better Place

Booth professor Linda Ginzel empowers nonprofits to do good through board service and a professional scholarship.

Paul Maranville, ’03, President and Chairman, Genesys Works Chicago

How to take the lead on a board

Paul Maranville, ’03, explains how Booth graduates can become nonprofit leaders.

Steven McCullough, '96, Vice President of Community Partnerships, Greater Chicago Food Depository

Steven McCullough, '96, brings private sector experience to nonprofit work

"I’m using every single tool that I’ve learned at Booth and in my daily work at the Greater Chicago Food Depository."

Elizabeth Pontikes, Associate Professor of Organizations and Strategy

Microfinance: the Ultimate Social Enterprise

Elizabeth Pontikes talks about her study on the evolution of microfinance - how she is seeing a trend toward social being combined with enterprise again, and what that means for businesses today.

Andrea Sreshta, Current Full-Time MBA Student

An Illuminating Social Impact

After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Full-Time MBA student Andrea Sreshta, along with her classmate Anna Stork, utilized the Social New Venture Challenge to launch LuminAID, a compact solar-powered light designed for usage in emergencies.

Erik Wallsten, Cofounder and Managing Partner, Adobe Capital

Chicago Booth alumnus Erik Wallsten established a fund that’s making a difference in Mexico.

"In the US, the impact conversation centers on getting better teachers in schools. In emerging markets, it focuses on actually building enough schools for children to attend.”

George Wu

John P. and Lillian A. Gould Professor of Behavioral Science.

George Wu studies the psychology of individual, managerial, and organizational decision making; decision analysis; and cognitive biases in bargaining and negotiation. Additionally, he has received research funding as part of a 3-year, $3.6 million project entitled "Enhancing the Human Experience through Behavioral Science: New Paths to Purpose," to advance the behavioral science of purpose. Project research explores how people adopt, pursue, and fulfill their intentions to accomplish something that is meaningful to the self, and often is of consequence to the world beyond the self." Wu's research has been published widely in a number of journals in economics, management science, and psychology, including Cognitive Psychology, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Management Science, Psychological Science, and the Quarterly Journal of Economics.

Doing Good is Serious Business

The Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation is the destination for people committed to helping solve complex social and environmental problems. As Chicago Booth's social impact hub, we build on the school's grounding in business fundamentals with experiential learning and research-based insights. Then, through programs, including the John Edwardson, '72, Social New Venture Challenge and training for nonprofit board members, we equip our community with the knowledge and tools to positively impact humanity.

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