28 May 2019

Impact: Toward the Greater Good

HBS faculty, students, and alumni address societal needs
Re: Mira Mehta (MBA 2014); Henry Tsai (MBA 2017); Michael Luca; Deepak Malhotra


Recognizing that business is an important driver in creating prosperity both for individuals and for communities around the world, Harvard Business School educates leaders who have the capacity to address complex challenges and help improve people’s lives. Equally significant are the ideas that the School’s faculty generate to enhance the practice of management. HBS shares such innovative ideas with leaders in business and government to benefit society at large.

We are launching a new section of the Alumni Bulletin entitled Impact to showcase a few of the many examples of how HBS-inspired research and work, in this case in the area of social enterprise and civic leadership, make a difference in the world.

The support of alumni and friends advances this work. Through annual giving to the HBS Fund, donors are enabling and leveraging the School’s impact in a wide range of areas. For example, a research study by professors Mike Luca and Deepak Malhotra that examined gun-purchase waiting periods has the potential to reduce gun-related deaths. Mira Mehta (MBA 2014) drew on her MBA experience and HBS network to help farmers and create jobs in Nigeria. And Henry Tsai (MBA 2017), as a Leadership Fellow, used his technology skills to improve city government in California. These stories illustrate just some of the ways that donor support is extending the School’s impact.


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