Students take to streets for Ivey Impact Day

Special to Western News

The Ivey Business School’s MBA students will be participating in the annual Ivey Impact Day on Tuesday. This day-long event offers a number of opportunities for students to directly impact their local community in a positive way.

Not only will students participate in hands-on volunteering throughout London, but they will also help local non-profits and social enterprises achieve sustainable growth by tackling their business challenges through the social business design challenge. With hands-on volunteering, students will immerse themselves in the community and spend the day engaging and helping local organizations. Some students will be digging their heels in the mud by planting trees with ReForest London, others will be assembling food hampers at the London Food Bank, or putting together marketing material at the Canadian Mental Health Association.

With the social business design challenge, students will form small teams to help examine a business challenge faced by a social organization and apply their knowledge and experience to provide recommendations on improvement opportunities, performance metrics, and assessing social impact. Organizations involved include Verge Capital, Youth Opportunities Unlimited, and Meals on Wheels.