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Finance and Social Enterprise Network

Larry Brooks ’05
John Walker EMBAG ’08
Echoing Green

Columbia Business School has always been the birthplace of big ideas and great leaders, and more so now than ever, innovators in the social sector. The Social Enterprise Finance Network (SEFN) is a conduit for these individuals to share best practices and to network. We welcome all alumni in finance/executive/board roles to attend quarterly events featuring alumni and thought leaders from the field. We plan to address a host of topics, including:

  • Budgets / tracking / transparency: How/when/how often do you share financial information across your organization?
  • Board oversight: what are the key roles/responsibilities of a finance/audit committee and treasurer?
  • Investment policies: how is your organization investing today? How are you balancing preservation of capital with returns on investment?

After each meeting, notes will be made available to all network members.

If you would like to join this group, suggest topics for discussion or help us grow SEFN please contact us with your information. We look forward to hearing from you!


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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