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Columbia Business School would like to invite you to our Social Venture Workshop series!

Social Enterprise News | June 21, 2013

Columbia Business School would like to invite you to our new Spark Social Venture Workshop series! Spark provides Social Innovators with an opportunity to explore resources, connections and potential solutions to help their social ventures, by tapping the collective knowledge within Columbia University, and the larger entrepreneurial and social impact community in the New York area and beyond. This workshop is open to all who are willing to bring their ideas, experience, and connections to help solve social and environmental challenges that these social innovators aim to address. This event is supported by the?Social Enterprise Program, the?Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center and the?Social Enterprise Club?at Columbia Business School.

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What is the best way of innovating for social change?

Social Enterprise News | May 5, 2013

Professors Ray Fisman and Bruce Usher,Co-Directors of the Social Enterprise Program (SEP),shed light on some of the challenges social entrepreneurs may face in making organizational decisions.

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Donnel Baird Uses Community Power to Generate Green Energy Projects

Social Enterprise News | March 6, 2013

Social Enterprise Program student Donnel Baird ’13 was recently featured on PBS Newshour as an “Agent of Change” for his social enterprise, BlocPower. BlocPower is an organization that aims to provide job training and energy-efficient products in underserved New York City neighborhoods. 

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Bruce Usher Named First Elizabeth B. Strickler ’86 and Mark T. Gallogly ’86 Faculty Director of Social Enterprise Program

Social Enterprise News | February 21, 2013

The generous endowed gift will support the teaching, research, and ancillary activities related to Usher’s role as the SEP’s co-director.

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Business School Professor Creates Executive Program for Local Nonprofit Leaders

Social Enterprise News | November 16, 2012

More than 20 executives of nonprofit groups in Harlem came together at Columbia Business School for a leadership training program, "Strengthening West Harlem Nonprofits."

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The Real Deal- Kesha Cash '10, a social entrepreneur and an activist for the next generation of change-makers.

Social Enterprise News | October 19, 2012

For Kesha Cash '10, being an impact investor means doubling as a social entrepreneur and as an activist for the next generation of change-makers.

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Columbia MBA Students Placed Second at Ross Renewable Energy Case Competition

Social Enterprise News | February 20, 2012

Daniel Mintzer '13, Morris Cox '13, Donnel Baird '13, and Yaniv Kalish '12 came in second place at the annual Ross Renewable Energy Case Competition.

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Professor Jonah Rockoff and Colleagues Release Landmark Education Study

Social Enterprise News | January 20, 2012

A new study by Professor Jonah Rockoff and colleagues indicates that good elementary school teachers have a positive effect on students in the long-term.

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MBAs Lend Their Skills to Nonprofit Boards

Social Enterprise News | December 12, 2011

BusinessWeek highlighted the Nonprofit Board Leadership Program, which pairs MBA students with alumni mentors serving on New York City nonprofit boards.

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Leymah Gbowee Wins Nobel Peace Prize, Speaks at 2011 Social Enterprise Conference

Social Enterprise News | October 11, 2011

Leymah Gbowee, who was a keynote speaker at the Oct. 7 Social Enterprise Conference, was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize on the same day.

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