Corporate + Community Impact

We take direct action on important issues.

Solving our world’s most complex challenges requires collaboration across sectors – public, private, and nonprofit. Business must be at the table in order to succeed.

The social, economic, and environmental challenges facing our rapidly changing world are complex: Climate change, global health disparities, extreme poverty, and educational inequality, and more.

To solve challenges like these, we create partnerships with business, government, and non-profit leaders to co-create solutions and drive positive impact. Partners are drawn to the McDonough School of Business because of our expertise, as well as our unique Washington, D.C. location and Georgetown’s trusted brand as a neutral convener. The foundation for our work is our Jesuit values, which focus on educating women and men in service to business and society.


Photo of healthy food options including salmon, rice, carrots, green beans, and lettuce on a white plate.

Portion Balance Coalition partners with major food and beverage companies, restaurants and food services, trade associations, public health organizations, academic researchers, and more to improve diets and reduce obesity by focusing on volume (size), proportionality (variety), and quality (nutrient density) of our food and meals.


Waterbottle being filled at water station

We work with the ABInBev Foundation on Global Smart Drinking Goals  – a set of programs and initiatives focused on shifting social norms, consumer behaviors, and business practices – in order to make a tangible contribution to the reduction of harmful use of alcohol globally.


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CVS Health is working with us on addressing the opioid epidemic through our Impact Accelerator.


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VF Brands, including Timberland and North Face, are partnering with us to advance sustainable supply chains.


Man on wheelchair in park.

We work with government agencies such as U.S. Department of Labor on closing the employment gap for People with Disabilities.


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The Rural Opportunity Initiative (ROI) aims to serve rural American communities by driving financially and socially-sustainable rural development.


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AgingWell Hub is a diverse, cross-sector collaborative committed to making a difference for older Americans. It’s about research, partnerships, open innovation, and shared frameworks which come together to enhance the delivery of products and services to the aging population and their family caregivers.