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All Columbia Business School graduates will be called upon to contribute to society at some point in their lives. The Social Enterprise Program advances the understanding of how management can contribute to society and the environment and develops the next generation of social enterprise leaders.

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Social Enterprise areas of research focus on how business techniques, know-how, and skills can create social and environmental as well as economic value in the private, nonprofit, and public sectors. Faculty and students are able to establish numerous research connections to further their inquiry and analysis of social enterprise topics, and to highlight innovations and key insights from practitioners and organizations.

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2014 Social Enterprise Conference

Millennials Rising: What's Next for Sustainability?

When: October 31, 2014,
8:30 am-6:00pm

The Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036
Between 45th and 46th Streets
New York, NY 10036

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The annual Social Enterprise Conference at Columbia Business School brings together thought leaders from across private, nonprofit, public, and academic sectors to share best practices, debate critical issues, and collaborate on innovative concepts to inspire change. Through interactive sessions, keynote speakers, workshops, a pitch competition, and networking opportunities, the conference presents guests with the opportunity to partake in the most important business and societal conversation of this new era. For updates on speakers and sessions, please visit the conference website.

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