ND Impact Partners: Five Years In and Growing

Lynn Freehill-Maye

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It started in 2014 with a modest question: How could Mendoza alumni continue to use their business skills and acumen to benefit local nonprofits? 

Five years later, there’s a strong answer in the form of the Notre Dame Impact Partners initiative. The program pairs Mendoza alumni with a nonprofit in their own community for four months of work on a strategic project. Annual closing dinners were recently held for the Mendoza volunteers to present their recommendations to the organizations they collaborated with and to celebrate the teamwork. Most teams are comprised of 6 alumni, who collaborate and also spend time working on individual portions of the project that leverage their specific skill-sets and expertise.…

Carlos Ghosn, CEO, Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi: Discipline and organization will lead you anywhere



Management & Organization professor Tim Hubbard was interviewed live on CNN about the chairman of Nissan's arrest.

I think the board of directors, they really have a lot more independence, a lot more power to be able to, you know, push the CEO in a way that they need to be able to be pushed. And for example CEO dismissal I think is the ultimate way in order for a board of directors to start to impact those firms that they're overseeing. And as time goes on, I'm hopeful that we'll see more dismissals because I don't think that there are very many other punishments that have quite the same esteem for a chief executive officer as being fired from their company. 

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