As a the most dominant generational force, Millennials are driving change, innovation, and demand. One of the key areas of interest is social responsibility. In response to increasing ethical consciousness, many businesses (ISP included) are seeking ways to balance profit and purpose for both employees and consumers, and the curricula of business education has evolved according to these trends.
In line with the changing landscape of business education, ISP endeavors to include a non-profit organization or social enterprise in every program, because we know just how important CSR activities are for staff and clients alike. We want to share one of the most inspirational highlights of 2016 from a program organized by our Asia department!
A group of MBA students from Belmont University travelled to India in May. One of their academic events was a visit to the National Association for the Blind (http://www.nabindia.org/), where the students had valuable insight into how the organization trains and encourages blind women to step into normal working life.
It was a truly humbling and empowering experience for everyone, but especially impactful for one student who created a flyer that very night in order to raise money to sponsor one blind woman for NAB’s one year training program. He collected $1,160 – more than anyone expected!
ISP is proud to create programs that not only support such worthy non-profit organizations, but also inspires students to be proactive and make a difference in people’s lives with real tangible results. We can’t wait to hear more inspirational stories from our students striving to make social impact all over the world!