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NeXus Consulting Group: Helping Non-Profit Organizations and Social Enterprises Maximize Their Social Impact

May 11, 2016

Toron­to, ON – Since 2005, non-prof­it orga­ni­za­tions and social enter­pris­es have reached out to a team of MBA stu­dents at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Rot­man School of Man­age­ment to help max­i­mize their social impact.

NeXus offers afford­able, fee-based con­sult­ing ser­vices to sup­port a broad range of busi­ness needs, includ­ing busi­ness plan­ning and start-up, mar­ket­ing, growth and expan­sion, devel­op­ment of long-term finan­cial sus­tain­abil­i­ty, iden­ti­fy­ing oper­a­tional effi­cien­cies and mea­sur­ing social impact.

The con­sul­tants, who are enter­ing the sec­ond year of the Rot­man Full Time MBA pro­gram, each bring a deep under­stand­ing of man­age­ment and busi­ness prac­tices, as well as their own expe­ri­ences in the pri­vate and pub­lic sec­tors in Cana­da, and inter­na­tion­al­ly, to the chal­lenges fac­ing their clients.

“At NeXus we are com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing a holis­tic approach to mul­ti-faceted chal­lenges faced by non-prof­its and social enter­pris­es. Our team is primed to sup­port clients through the devel­op­ment of frame­works and toolk­its in order to facil­i­tate the cre­ation of a sus­tain­able busi­ness strat­e­gy” says NeXus prin­ci­pal Aakif Mer­chant, MBA’17, who is joined this year on the NeXus team by Anskar Fos­se, MBA’17, Aqeela Nan­ji, MBA’17, and Rabia Sohaib, MBA’17.

The team is not only con­nect­ed to the Rot­man School’s world-renowned fac­ul­ty, but also sup­port­ed by men­tors and a board of direc­tors com­prised of fac­ul­ty and indus­try pro­fes­sion­als who pro­vide the best insights from the non-prof­it, busi­ness and aca­d­e­m­ic worlds. Research by Rot­man fac­ul­ty is ranked 3rd  in the world by the Finan­cial Times.

“NeXus has the best of what Rot­man has to offer busi­ness­es seek­ing solu­tions that embody diver­si­ty, cre­ativ­i­ty, busi­ness design and social­ly and sus­tain­ably respon­si­ble man­age­ment. This year’s NeXus team tru­ly cap­tures all of these val­ues,” notes Richard Blun­dell, a NeXus Board Mem­ber and Exec­u­tive in Res­i­dence – Busi­ness Sus­tain­abil­i­ty at the Rot­man School.

Past NeXus clients include: Roy­al Con­ser­va­to­ry of Music, Alter­na Sav­ings and Cred­it Union, The Roy­al Cana­di­an Insti­tute, Toron­to Cen­tre for Social Inno­va­tion, and Ever­green Brick Works.

For more infor­ma­tion about the con­sult­ing ser­vices pro­vid­ed by NeXus, vis­it their web­site at

The Rot­man School of Man­age­ment is locat­ed in the heart of Canada’s com­mer­cial and cul­tur­al cap­i­tal and is part of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to, one of the world’s top 20 research uni­ver­si­ties. The Rot­man School fos­ters a new way to think that enables our grad­u­ates to tack­le today’s glob­al busi­ness and soci­etal chal­lenges.  For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it


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Ken McGuf­fin
Man­ag­er, Media Rela­tions
Rot­man School of Man­age­ment
Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to
Tel: 416–946-3818

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