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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.
Social Enterprise Summer Fellows
“My experience working with communities in India and Africa, as well as on developing public-private partnerships with government and non-profit agencies, convinced me of the need for innovative approaches to international development”
“I see entrepreneurs as the key leverage point in development, so interning at Ashoka made perfect sense.”
Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy
“This internship matched my interest in harnessing the power and resources in the for profit sector to effect social change.”