Campus Mentors

The objective of Haas Social Impact Fellows program is to “build an ecosystem” where the Haas community practices and promotes social impact through business
The Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley recently announced its inaugural group of Social Impact Fellows, chosen by its Institute for Business & Social Impact (IBSI). The fellows will spend time on campus acting as student mentors, panel speakers, faculty resources, and blog contributors. The objective of the program is to “build an ecosystem” where the Haas community practices and promotes social impact through business, says IBSI director Laura Tyson.

The six inaugural fellows include Marianne Barner, a proponent for children’s rights, current board chair of the child development agency Plan International Sweden, and a former IKEA executive; Jorge Calderon, founder and managing director of the investment consulting firm Impact Strategy Advisors; Paula Goldman, global head of impact investing at the social investment organization Omidyar Network; Claus Meyer, restaurateur and founder of the Melting Pot Foundation, which helps the disadvantaged through food-related projects; William Rosenzweig, co-founder and managing partner of the venture capital firm Physic Ventures and founding CEO of The Republic of Tea; Kat Taylor, CEO of the Beneficial State Bank, which serves low-income households; and Jennifer Walske, faculty director of the master in global entrepreneurial management at the University of San Francisco’s School of Management.