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Student Diaries

In Their Own Words

Each year, students in the Social Enterprise Program travel the world and their neighboring communities in hopes of causing long-term social improvements near and far. These are their stories.

Student papers published in the Chazen Web Journal of International Business

Enterprising India: Profits and the Poor
By Dimitra DeFotis ’08

Rwanda: Efforts Toward a Private-Sector Economy
By Lauren Weber ’07

Exploring Ecotourism in Ecuador
By Lucia Darino ’06.

Corporate Social Responsibility: An Emerging Form of Risk Management in Europe
By Stephanie Sewell King ’05, Dorit Matthews ’05, Marie Wiltz MIA ’05.

Grameen Bank: Taking Capitalism to the Poor
By Schuyler Roach Heuer ’04, Raji Kalra ’04, Evaristus Mainsah ’04, and Qiulin Zhang, MPA ’04.

Working from the Heart: An Exploration of What Propels 12 Quality Social Entrepreneurs
By Helena Plater-Zyberk ’06.

At The End Of The Beginning: The Formalization Of Property Rights In Emerging Markets
By J. Michael Graglia ’02.

An Economic Assessment of “Fair Trade” in Coffee
By David Zehner ’02


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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Pangea Advisors

Man rowing boat in South East Asia

Watch student videos and learn more about the 30 international pro bono consulting projects organized by Pangea Advisors this year.


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