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

May 2019

Laws Capping Building Emissions Could be Gold for Proptech
Crain's, May 7, 2019
Donnel Baird ’13, CEO of BlocPower, and Marshall Cox, ’13SEAS PhD, founder of Radiator Labs (a Tamer Fund for Social Ventures portfolio member), are both profiled in this article on how laws that cap building emissions will promote investment and growth in green tech. Read more.

Beyond Meat More than Doubles in Trading Debut
Financial Times, May 2, 2019
Beyond Meat, founded by Ethan Brown ’08, more than doubles on their debut on Nasdaq. Shares opened at $46 and surged as high as $72.95. Read more.

April 2019

2019 Best 40 Under 40 Professors: Vanessa Burbano, Columbia Business School
Poets & Quants, April 22, 2019
Professor Vanessa Burbano is named Poets & Quants's Best 40 Under 40 Professors for her focus on corporate social responsibility and the impact it has on employee motivation and behavior. Read more.

The Secret to Changing the World Is in Your Wallet
Ideas and Insights, April 15, 2019
Buy the Change You Want to See, by Jane Mosbacher Morris ’12, is a roadmap to ethical consumption for the average shopper. Read more.

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March 2019

Crain's 40 Under 40: Manmeet Kaur, 36
Crain's, March 25, 2019
Manmeet Kaur ’12, founder and CEO of City Health Works, was named 40 Under 40 for the Harlem-based organization making community health workers an integral part of the health system. Read more.

2019 William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership
Philanthropy Roundtable, March 2019
Russell L. Carson ’67 was selected as the 2019 recipient of the William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership, which personifies the ideals of personal responsibility, resourcefulness, volunteerism, scholarship, individual freedom, and helping people to help themselves. Read the interview on how he applies his years in business to handpicking leaders and investments in philanthropy hereRead more.

Techstars Looks for Startups to Help Mitigate Mounting Social and Environmental Risks
Impact Alpha, March 18, 2019
In this article on how the new opportunity in tech accelerators being social and environmental risks, Kesha Cash ’10, founder of Impact America Fund, spoke to how her fund targets firms using technology to create jobs and opportunities in low-income U.S. communities. Read more.

Foundations Need to Judge Themselves on More Than What They Fund
Fast Company, March 18, 2019
Professor Melissa Berman, advisory board member of the center and CEO of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, is quoted in this article on how big foundations are being encouraged to not just consider the success of their grantees, but to also audit themselves to see what effect they are having more broadly than just giving money. Read more.

Small Bookstore, Big Mission
Ideas and Insights, March 4, 2019
An article on how Words Bookstore, founded by Jonah Zimiles ’08, embraces the autism community and its stories. Read more.

Aligning Resources for Good: Incorporating SRI into a Philanthropic Framework
Green Money, March 4, 2019
Professor Melissa Berman, advisory board member of the center and CEO of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, wrote this piece on how philanthropy is quickly transforming to incorporate advocacy and investing, presenting opportunities to create change. Read more.

February 2019

PG&E Bankruptcy and the Coming Climate-related Business Failure
The New Yorker, February 26, 2019
In this article on the business failures related to climate change, Professor Bruce Usher foresees three kinds of climate-related risks that may cause companies to fail in the future: physical risks, policy-related risks, and technological risks. Read more.

Business and the Effects of Global Warming
The Economist, February 21, 2019
Peter deMenocal, the center's Climate Science and Investment Conference partner at the Earth Institute, is mentioned in this article on how many companies are not tackling the results of global warming, and that the annual conference brings executives and investors together with academics to understand how new advances in climate science can inform investments in specific sectors of the global economy. Read more.

WRI: Investors Face Significant Sustainability Data Hurdles
Environmental Leader, February 15, 2019
Giulia Christianson ’11, senior associate at the World Resources Institute and head of sustainable investing for the global research nonprofit, conducted an analysis that found that investors still face significant sustainability data challenges. Read more.

Fighting Climate Change May Be Easier Than We Think
CNN, February 12, 2019
Professor Geoffrey Heal wrote an op-ed on how combatting climate change by generating electric power without fossil fuels may be less expensive and easier than originally thought to be. Read more.

January 2019

Reasons to Be Upbeat about Clean Energy
Ideas and Insights, January 15, 2019
Professor Bruce Usher discusses his new book Renewable Energy: A Primer for the Twenty-First Century on how the transition to renewable energy is happening faster than many realize and that it is quickly replacing fossil fuels as the world’s primary source of energy. Read more.

Questions I Wish I’d Asked
Ideas and Insights, January 15, 2019
Former professor Antony Bugg-Levine, CEO of Nonprofit Finance Fund, reflects on what he's learned from nonprofits and the work he's done to develop nonprofit business models and financial strategies. Read more.