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Social Enterprise West Network

Hardika Shah BCEMBA ’09

This alumni group is dedicated to Columbia Business School graduates "out West" in the Bay Area. The objective of this group is to provide a platform to alumni involved or interested in the social enterprise space to stay connected with the Columbia Social Enterprise Program.

Throughout the year, we will organize two to three events focused on sharing the latest findings and thought leadership from Columbia Business School's Social Enterprise Program research work coupled with guest speakers and panels that can bring the practical viewpoint to the mix. We will also provide an informal opportunity for two or three get-togethers or other social activities where alumni can mingle and discuss (or debate) topics of interest.

Our launch event is on Sep 11, 2010 at the BCEMBA Reunion Weekend where Ray Fisman, Director of the Social Enterprise Program will present his research on "Innovations in corporate citizenship: When can we do well and do good?"

Ultimately, our simple intent is to create a community of like-minded folks out West whilst maintaining our connection to the mother ship out East.

To receive notices about the group's activities or to get involved, please contact us.


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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