- WDI to Launch New Labor Practices Group
Wednesday, October 14, 2020WDI is teaming up with University of Michigan Professor Achyuta Adhvaryu, who leads the Good Business Lab (GBL), to launch a new Labor Practices group at the Institute. As part of the Institute's consulting services team, this new practice area will add value to the work happening across WDI, and will enhance the learning available at Ross Michigan Ross and U-M.
- Perspective: Letting Businesses Lead Research
Thursday, September 24, 2020Too often, global development research hinges on the interest of researchers, rather than the knowledge needs of small business people and, most importantly, their impacted communities. But there are times when growing businesses in low- and middle-income countries should lead the researchers – not the other way around.
- Latin America: Women’s Health & Investment Opportunities
Tuesday, August 11, 2020Supporting businesses that provide healthcare services specifically to women around the world is critical to empowering their financial independence and overcoming other gender-based inequalities. A new WDI report explores impact investment opportunities for ventures in Colombia and Peru.
- Perspective: How Covid-19 Impacted Monitoring and Evaluation—in 2 Examples
Thursday, July 30, 2020COVID-19 has left many unable to travel within and across country borders. As a monitoring and evaluation researcher, who works directly with businesses in country to measure socio-economic impacts, WDI's Yaquta Fatehi explains how to adapt to a new global reality in two recent WDI projects.
- Perspective: From SMEs to MNCs, Responsible Leadership is Key
Wednesday, July 15, 2020"Responsible leadership," or the mindset of addressing societal challenges, is relevant for all businesses – no matter the size, sector, or growth stage. Nor is it exclusive to those identifying as social enterprises or multinational corporations, writes WDI's Kristin Babbie Kelterborn.
- WDI, Ford Fund Partner for Virtual Training to Aspiring Social Entrepreneurs
Tuesday, June 30, 2020How does an educator convene a global classroom across a dozen countries, numerous cultures and differing perspectives? Sometimes, it’s better to instead let the students set the pace. WDI’s Education Sector team recently tailored two fully online courses for The Ford Motor Company Fund as part of the Ford…
- Our Renewed Commitment to Racial Justice and Opportunity
Thursday, June 18, 2020WDI’s Founder, William Davidson, once said: “We are the coworkers for the cause of economic and social freedom.” The killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery are just a few examples of atrocities targeting black people in this country, and of a system that denies much of…
- Congratulations to the 2020 Davidson Field Scholars
Wednesday, June 3, 2020The University of Michigan’s 2020 Spring Commencement was unlike any other in its more than 200 years, with graduates across the university accepting their degrees at home via online ceremonies. While U-M and universities around the country hosted virtual celebrations, the hard work and sacrifice of students and their families…
- The Winners in WDI’s First MENA Case Writing Competition
Tuesday, June 2, 2020Competition launched by WDI Publishing at the University of Michigan rewards unique academic case studies about doing business in the MENA region WDI Publishing, part of the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan and publisher of cutting-edge business cases and teaching materials for business schools around the globe,…
- Virtual Learning is Here: Understanding How to Manage It
Wednesday, May 13, 2020Global Virtual Learning Center A Discussion With: Amy Gillett Vice President / Education Secretary, WDI Board of Directors Meghan Neuhaus Senior Project Manager, Grants Management John Branch University of Michigan Professor, WDI Research Fellow Online learning has gone from an interesting endeavor to an absolute necessity for many institutions in…