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Social Enterprise in the News

Highlighting Tamer Center for Social Enterprise initiatives, ideas, alumni, and faculty members featured in the news.


April 2017

Higher Education for Refugees
Stanford Social Innovation Review, April 18, 2017
Professor Bruce Usher and Kim Gittleson BUS’17 co-authored this article on piloting Columbia University’s response to the global refugee crisis by providing scholarships to displaced persons. Read more.

Alleviating Poverty through Trust
Cambridge Network, April 18, 2017
Jon Jachimowicz, PhD student; Salah Chafik, lab coordinator, Columbia Business Lab; and former professor Elke Weber co-authored research on how increased community trust can address the cycle of poverty. Read more.

Tamer Center Honors Shaiza Rizavi ’96, Jon Friedland ’97 for Their Dedication to Social Enterprise
Columbia Business School Newsroom, April 16, 2017
The Awards Breakfast, which raised a record-breaking $1 million, honored Shaiza Rizavi BUS’96, Jon Friedland BUS’97 with the Horton Award for Excellence. Read more.

This Low-Cost Greenhouse is Designed to Help the Poorest Farmers
Fast Company, April 14, 2017
Kheyti, a Tamer Fund for Social Ventures recipient founded by Kaushik Kappagantulu BUS’17, Saumya Sahay, Sathya Raghu, and Akhil Naruthat, won the Global Social Venture Competition. The venture makes a greenhouse-in-a-box that provides regular crops year-round, offering farmers in India consistent income. Read more.

Building a Career in Impact Investing
Green Money Journal, April 1, 2017
Jenn Pryce BUS’02, president and CEO of the Calvert Foundation, discusses how to build a career in impact investing. Read more.


March 2017

Be The Change: Five Steps For Transitioning into a Values-Aligned Career
Forbes, March 2, 2017
Kesha Cash BUS’10, featuring Melissa Cheong BUS’09, writes on transitioning to a values-aligned career. Read more.


February 2017

This Catering Company Hires Refugee Chefs
Food & Wine, February 22, 2017
Eat Offbeat, a Tamer Fund for Social Ventures portfolio member founded by Manal Kahi, SIPA’15, and Wissam Kahi, BUS’04, employs refugees to make food from the homes they fled. Ranging from Syria to Iraq to Nepal to Eritrea, 12 chefs are currently employed by the venture. Read more.

Ten Questions for the CFO: Sarah Gillman (Children’s Aid Society)
Exempt Magazine, February 16, 2017
An interview with Sarah Gillman BUS’93, CFO of Children’s Aid Society, on what drew her to the nonprofit sector. Read more.

The World’s Leading Platform For Social Impact Travel Experiences
TravPR, February 15, 2017—cofounded by Michal Alter, SIPA’13—is changing global access to impactful travel by providing authentic cultural experiences. Read more.


January 2017

Erika Karp: Sustainable Investing Goes Beyond ‘Pure Imagination’
Green Biz, January 25, 2017
An interview with Erika Karp BUS’91, CEO of Cornerstone Capital Group. Karp talks about sustainable investing and what it takes to execute an inclusive form of capitalism. Read more.

How a Columbia MBA Took Impresario Jordan Roth to the Next Stage
Financial Times, January 23, 2017
Jordan Roth BUS’10, the youngest theatre owner on Broadway, discusses where art and commerce converge. Read more.