Centre for Social Value Creation at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, USA
The Centre for Social Value Creation (CSVC) embodies a passionate mission: educate, engage and empower Smith students to create a better world through business. We strive to create a world where businesses operate for the long-term value of both people and planet. Internally, we are the hub of learning for how business is good for society. We represent the Smith school in collaboration with other departments to instil social impact in every sector related to business. Externally, we create future business leaders that will be able to tackle our world’s greatest challenges. These business leaders will shape their organizations to understand the values of both mission and profit.
Accomplishments at CSVC annually include engaging over 5000 Smith Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff and Industry professionals through our speaker events, newsletter, case competitions, and other experiential learning opportunities. This past year we founded our Impact Consulting Fellowship. Over the course of 8 weeks ICF offered a summer learning experience for 145 students, supporting 23 different impact-driven organizations, impacting all 17 United Nations SDGs and totalled over 12,000 hours of pro bono consulting service.
Tata North America was a sponsor for the last 5 years