The institute's mission is to inspire and empower members of the Berkeley Haas community to develop innovative solutions to urgent social and environmental challenges.
The institute builds on the Haas School's distinguished history of training path-breaking leaders who question the status quo and think beyond themselves.
The institute is based on the recognition that fostering a more equitable, inclusive and sustainable society requires leadership across all sectors -- for-profit businesses, non-profit organizations, social enterprises, and the public sector.
To that end, the institute brings together six Haas School centers and programs to train leaders to achieve social impact.
As Berkeley Haas alumni have shown, there are many pathways to fulfilling careers with social impact. The institute aims to help students design their own pathways, often from the ground up, by offering a rich choice of courses, front-line work projects, student organizations, and advanced research.
The institute promotes the distinctive culture of Berkeley Haas in order to achieve our mission, closely aligning our work with the school’s four leadership principles.