Social Impact of Management

Social Impact Fellows at PUSH Buffalo.

Business can — and should — be a force for good.

Countless business leaders around the world agree: The days of corporations operating solely to maximize profit for their shareholders are behind us. Instead, organizations are prioritizing a slew of additional metrics alongside the bottom line, including their impact on employees, customers, communities and the planet. 


Our faculty conduct research that produces insights on some of the most pressing issues of our time, including poverty, food systems, access to quality health care, economic development and beyond.


Real-World Experiences

Through experiential learning opportunities, our students make a positive impact on our local and global communities.


Stories of Impact

Academic Programs and Teaching

With the team skills, global and diversity mindset, and strategic thinking our students develop during their coursework, they are poised, as alumni, to make a difference throughout their careers.


Partners in Progress

Speakers and Conferences

To spark conversation and inspire change, we bring thought leaders from around the country to campus to discuss the social impact of management.

Past speakers and conferences

  • Jan. 3-18, 2024 - Experience the Globe to Africa
  • April 28, 2023 - UB Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Professor Stephanie Anzman-Frasca on Making Healthy Food Choices Easier 
  • Feb. 10, 2023 - London Business School Professor Alex Edmans on the Power of Purposeful Business