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Spring 2004 Newsletter
Columbia to Host 12th Annual Net Impact Conference
Net Impact, the umbrella organization for social enterprise clubs at business schools around the world, has chosen Columbia Business School to host its annual conference in November 2004. Continue story
Social Venture Competition Goes Global
The winners of the Global Social Venture Competition were announced at London Business School at the final round on April 15–16. Columbia Business School has been a partner in this competition since 2001. Continue story
A Big Year for the Social Enterprise Club
Noting that membership in the Social Enterprise Club has climbed to a record high of 245 students, club president Rebecca Thomas '04 reflects on the highlights of the past year. Continue story
Social Enterprise Program at Columbia
“The Social Enterprise Program works collaboratively with students to support experiential learning opportunities aimed at aligning personal values and professional goals to create social benefits,” says Ray Horton, Director of the Social Enterprise Program and Frank Lautenberg Professor of Ethics and Corporate Governance. Continue story
2003 Conference Builds Momentum for Social Enterprise at Columbia and Beyond
Last fall's Social Enterprise Conference featured panels on venture philanthropy, international development and economic empowerment in Harlem, as well as a keynote address by Stonyfield Farm CEO Gary Hirshberg. Continue story
Professor Profile - Geoffrey Heal
Business in Society, a new course taught by Professor Geoffrey Heal, explores conflicts that can arise between maximizing profits and doing what is good for stakeholders and society. Continue story
CORPS Fellowship Profile - Kathleen Gunn
A CORPS fellowship enabled Kathleen Gunn '04 to spend the summer between her first and second years at Columbia helping the Robin Hood Foundation to promote child literacy. Read her profile
Alumna Profile - Laura Goodman, kaBOOM!
Laura Goodman '03 is applying her MBA training as a corporate sponsorship manager at KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit focused on creating safe place space for youth. Read her profile
Social Venture Innovators
Founder and CEO
Lending money to entrepreneurs whose endeavors are too large to receive microfinance loans but too small and risky to receive funding from traditional banks.
Founder and CEO
Hiring unemployed residents of financially underserved communities to install solar and energy-efficient technology for small businesses, nonprofits, and affordable housing.
Leveraging crowdfunding technology to reduce preventable maternal and neonatal deaths and disability.
View the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise brochure, Empowering Leaders to Change the World