Lunch with Mac Ling (CEO & Darden Alum)
Friday, October 11th (1:30 - 2:30 PM)
SotraProject is about seeing the “real” city, experiencing the
DNA of a city, and letting it talk to you by hearing the heartbeat of the city
through its residents, food, alleyways and culture.
Our experiential learning trips look to facilitate personal
growth and transformation through immersive cultural experiences. Our urbanTOX Experiences dare you to search
for a city’s TOX – its high-mobility human gene, its collective pride, its
soul, and worldview – and to see how it is part of a global picture that
We see our Experiences not as tourist travel, but rather a
learning trip; it is one where you are learning from the classroom of the
city. We are here to share the beauty
that we have found in urban environments and its people with you.
It is our ultimate desire that you will take what they have
learned through your experience with us and use it to positively impact the
community where you live.
Sotra Travel // Bangkok from VELO Film Studios on Vimeo.
Presentations from SY Students
Markets in Human Hope Class
Monday, October 7th (1:30 - 2:30 PM)
Did you want to change the world? Are you passionate about something and not sure how your MBA will help you get there? In Markets in Human Hope, we talk about the the biggest problems facing the world today. More importantly, we discuss the problems we care about, and find ways to engage in them as business students and leaders.
Join our class for a free lunch on the 7th and listen to students share about the issues they are most passionate about and how they plan to engage with them. Be inspired by your classmates, and perhaps find those who share teh same passion as you!
A MEAL ON YOUR HONOR
If you’re feeling hungry while taking your exams, don’t
suffer on an empty stomach.
Markets Development Club is providing a 24/7 snack service during exam
And because we are a community of honor, all
payments will be on the honor system.
What: Sodas, Juices, Energy Bars, Chips & Fruits
(all items are 50 cents apiece)
Where: Café 67
Lunch with Kristin Faust
Director of Lending & Network Services at Partners for the Common Good
Tuesday, October 8th (1:30 - 2:30 PM)
Kristin Faust has more than 25 years experience in community development finance, serving the public, private and non-profit sectors. Formerly the president of the Enterprise Community Loan Fund, she managed $250 million in loans to strengthen low-income communities and provide affordable housing.
Prior to that she oversaw $300 billion in public investment funds as the Chief Deputy Treasurer for the State of California.
At PCG (Partners for the Common Good), Kristin helps orchestrate lending across a broad range of social initiatives and is on the cutting edge of financing for low-income communities.
Come hear her share about developing a career in the social finance sector, as well as opportunities to intern with PCG this summer.
EMDC Club Kickoff
With the Leadership Team
Wednesday, September 4th (6:30 - 7:00 PM)
Join us next Wednesday (put it on the calendar!) for our annual kick off meeting. It will be a rare chance for most of the club to join together.
We'll spend some time getting to know each other (FY's vs. SY's?) as well as sharing a bit about what we would like to get out of EMDC this coming year. Look forward to seeing you there!!
Wednesday, August 28th (6:00 PM)
Come learn a bit about EMDC at the annual Darden Club Fair. Grab a bit of chocolate and talk to the leadership. We'd love to get to know you and hear about what you're interested in and excited about! See you there!!
Student Presentations: Markets in Human Hope
With Frank & Veronica Warnock and Current SYs
Wednesday, April 17th (1:30 - 2:30 PM)
CR 120 Tentative
In anticipation of bid deadlines, come learn about this amazing SY course. Current second-year students will be presenting their respective experiences and ideas from the course. Get the best insight on what the MHH experience looks like. Check out a description of the course below.
in Human Hope (MHH) seeks to BUILD innovations and interventions that use
markets and business models as viable tools in promoting human development and
transforming societies across the world.
To DESIGN and CREATE products, services, business
methods, organizational forms, financial instruments or market‐based mechanisms
that address urgent and persistent problems that inhibit people from being
productively engaged in their communities and improving their conditions.
RETHINK the approaches to aiding the poor, under-served and disadvantaged.
TRANSLATE our deepest passions and strongest skills and talents into concrete
Lunch with Dr. Hermann Ott
German Federal Parliament & Green Party member
Tuesday, April 30th (1:30 - 2:30 PM)
Class room 170
Germany’s Energy Transition:
Any Lessons for North America?
Germany has set aggressive renewable energy targets as well
as goals for phasing out use of nuclear energy. Dr.
Hermann Ott, scientist and member of the German Federal Parliament (Bundestag) for
the Green Party will join us for a discussion about Germany’s energy
transition. He will also answer questions about potentially applicable lessons
for North America, as well as international collaborations to address climate
Dr. Ott, who is also visiting
Brandeis and Johns Hopkins Universities, holds degrees from the London School
of Economics and Political Science, and the Free University Berlin. Dr. Ott has
been a speaker on climate policy since 2009, and was director of The Climate
Program for one of Germany’s leading think tanks, the Wuppertal Institute for
Climate, Environment and Energy. He is currently a member of the Bundestag’s
Commission on Growth, Prosperity and Quality of Life. Dr. Ott brings together
the expertise of a renowned scientist and politician in his work on climate
policy and transition to renewable energy (called Energiewende). He is
also the author of the 2007 article, International Climate Policy 2020: A
Challenge for German (Environmental) Foreign Policy.
Dr. Ott will discuss the
challenges and successes of Germany’s energy revolution, and his vision for how
distributed generation by solar and wind energy enables democratization of
energy resources. Bring your questions about traditional energy sources,
business model challenges/opportunities for solar and wind companies, climate
science and more!
This event is in collaboration
with the Boell Foundation and U.Va.’s Center for German Studies.
Tuesday, April 9th; 1:30 - 2:30PM
Are you interested in
fine-tuning your international business aptitude by experiential learning? Do
you want to expand your international network? Do you want to increase your
global and culture awareness by immersing yourself in a new culture?
Kristen Pappas (OSA) will go over all the
details on how the exchange selection and exchange process works. You will hear
from SY students who have recently returned from an exchange experience and
also from current exchange students from our partner schools so you can learn
more about their home institutions.
Each of our 18 partner
schools have provided us with a “Fact Sheet” so you can learn more about their
particular exchange program. It is very important that you research which
school and program would be the best fit with your personal and academic needs.You will have until April
18th to decide on an exchange location.
Panel on Careers in Impact Investing
Wednesday, March 27, 6PM
Did you know there are investment funds that are making money AND making positive change in the world? Want to learn more about the convergence of profit and social impact in a new industry called impact investing? Join four industry leaders in a discussion of what it means to to be an impact investor and how you can enter the field.
The four panelists are: (1) Paul Hudnut (Law ‘84): Senior Advisor, Global Programs for Bohemian Impact Investments and instructor at Colorado State University; (2) Ross Baird (A&S ‘07): Executive Director and founder of Village Capital; (3) Taryn Goodman: Director of Impact Investing at RSF Social Finance; and (4) Miguel Granier: Founder and Managing Director of Invested Development.
Please consult the Facebook event for up-to-date information.