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Indiana University Bloomington

Institute for Social Impact

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Welcome from the Codirectors

Molly Barwick and Kathleen Robbins

Building hatcheries to safeguard sea turtle eggs in Costa Rica. Working at Bangladesh’s Grameen Bank, where microfinance was born, and meeting its Nobel Peace Prize–winning founder. Helping a fair trade nonprofit in Ghana support women-led enterprises. Bringing the world’s most successful social entrepreneurs to speak to students.

These experiences are just a taste of what Kelley offers its socially minded students. We not only give our students a high-quality business education and access to world-class researchers, we are connecting them to the people and places that will prepare them to make a difference no matter where they go.  

For decades, the Kelley School has been committed to fostering positive economic and social change. In 2010, we formed the Kelley Institute for Social Impact as the source for the latest news and information. 

KISI offers students and faculty:

  • innovative programming and speakers
  • development of corporate partnerships
  • coordination of a wide range of student organizations and clubs
  • direction of international outreach initiatives

KISI’s formation was the natural next step for a school that has always placed a high value on social change. Kelley professors are leaders in the new field of social entrepreneurship, publishing groundbreaking articles in top publications and designing innovative courses to explore the concept. Our students are encouraged to explore social change away from class too: from microfinance-focused student clubs to Habitat for Humanity builds and international development internships in emerging markets, we make social change real and relevant.

Involvement with KISI not only allows students to have a voice in forging solutions for 21st century problems, it enriches their traditional undergraduate education and helps them discover nontraditional uses for their skillsets.

 The opportunities to change the world through KISI are many. Won’t you join us? 

Kathleen Robbins
Kelley Institute for Social Impact
Molly Barwick
Kelley Institute for Social Impact