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Alumni Profiles

Columbia Business School alumni are leaders in social enterprise: they launch and run socially responsible businesses, serve as directors on boards of nonprofits, help fund socially responsible startups through social venture capital and venture philanthropy, and bring sound management practices to the social and business sectors. The range of industries and sectors where social enterprise issues arise, can be seen in selected profiles:

Kesha Cash: Impact Investor

Manmeet Kaur: Community Health Partner

Brian McBrearity: Environmental Conservation

Mary Jane McQuillen: Sustainable investor

Rebecca Thomas: Nonprofit finance and management

Sara Green: Global social entrepreneur

Carolyn Hack: Charter School financial manager

Keith Timko: Strengthening nonprofit leadership

Laura Goodman: Public-private partnerships

Ben Thomases: Social-purpose business

Joan Hornig: Social Ventures

Mark Kleger: Business skills for the education sector

Rani Deshpande: International microfinance

Sarah Polen: International development projects

Noha Waibsnaider: Sustainable business models

Jessica Feldman: Microinsurance

Becky Koch: Community development lender

Dan Nissenbaum: Community development finance

Janet Kamin: Pro bono consulting projects

Eric Borremans: Socially responsible investing

Meeta Vyas: Environmental conservation

Reatha Clark King: Corporate philanthropy

Diana Fortuna: City and state government

Olger Twyner: Community service

Miriam Katowitz: CFO for nonprofit organizations

Karen Gottlieb: Nonprofit health care

Wolfgang Huber: Hospital management

Bruce Driver: Environment and energy

Jose Fourquet: International development banking

Cecilia Mejia: International community foundation

Brian Roseboro: Contributing via public service

Elias Lizardo: Minister for health

Andrew Chen: Public and Emergency Healthcare

Carol Batrus: Community Development in South Africa


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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Summer Fellowship Program

Microfinance models help women of Burkina Faso

Read about the experiences of our summer fellows as they help create social and environmental value.


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