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Rutgers Institute for Corporate Social Innovation

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At the Rutgers Institute for Corporate Social Innovation, we recognize that today’s societal needs are profound, and believe business has untapped potential to address them. Moreover, there is increasing evidence that companies focused on being positive actors in society outperform their peers.

Our purpose is to develop the next generation of Corporate Social Innovation (CSI) leaders and become a leading academic partner in addressing society’s most pressing issues.

We use our uncommon diversity, unique locations, and deep network to bring together leaders from private, public, and nonprofit sectors to collaborate with top scholars in advancing Corporate Social Innovation.

Utilizing our unique four-pillar model, our approach is to:

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Our Research

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Our Teaching

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Our Outreach

Who We Are

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Executive Director, Associate Professor of Professional Practice of Management & Global Business
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Program Coordinator
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Distinguished Executive in Residence
Erin Byrne
Distinguished Executive in Residence
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Distinguished Executive in Residence
gary cohen
RICSI Founder | CEO and Cofounder, Maternal Newborn Health Innovations, PBC

Our Partners and Collaborators

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