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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.

June 2018

"Opportunity for Refugees, Nourishment for New Yorkers "
WNYC, June 20, 2018
An article on how Eat Offbeat, a Tamer Fund for Social Ventures portfolio member, is addressing the topic of immigration by providing culinary careers to refugees. Read more.

"Southeast Bank, Praava Health Ink Deal "
Daily Sun, June 13, 2018
Praava Health signed an agreement with Southeast Bank Limited. Credit card members and their dependents will get a 20 percent discount and 0 percent EMI facilities for up to 12 months for various medical services. Read more.

May 2018

Why Your Company Should Be More Socially Responsible
Forbes, May 30, 2018
Elizabeth Maw ’01, CEO of Net Impact, is quoted here on how sustainability is critical to the success of a business as communities address global issues. She says the business case for engaging in corporate social responsibility is obvious. Read more.

Revlon Just Named Its First Woman CEO
Fast Company, May 23, 2018
Center advisory board member Debra Perelman, ’00BUS, was named Revlon's first female CEO. She has held leadership roles and overseen strategy at both Revlon and the investment firm MacAndrews & Forbes. Read more.

Why CBS Podcast: Clare Murray ’17
Ideas and Insights, May 21, 2018
A podcast with Clare Murray, ’17BUS, on the trends driving impact investing. Murray now works at LeapFrog, a private equity firm that targets socially responsible investments in Asia and Africa. Read more.

April 2018

Can Businesses Help Fix the Incarceration Crisis?
Ideas and Insights, April 30, 2018
The Reentry Acceleration Program (REAP) is training MBA students to deliver business courses in prison, and is engaging with the business community to change policies and processes around hiring formerly incarcerated people. Read more.

Why CBS Podcast: Ethan Brown ’08
Ideas and Insights, April 16, 2018
Ethan Brown, ’08BUS, is interviewed in this podcast on how he transitioned from a career in clean tech to founding Beyond Meat, a 100% plant-based product that serves as an alternative to meat. Read more.

Innovative Greenhouses Help Farmers Adapt to Climate Change
National Geographic, April 11, 2018
An article on how Kheyti, a Hyderabad-based Tamer Fund for Social Ventures portfolio member, creates jobs for women and equips farmers with the tools they need to adapt to climate change. Read more.

City Health Works' Community Health Worker Model Awarded $2 Million Grant
Modern Healthcare, April 10, 2018
City Health Works, founded by Manmeet Kaur, ’12BUS, received a $2 million grant to expand its reach throughout New York City. The Harlem startup serves 400 patients with health conditions and provides health coaching, case analysis, and report generation for clinicians and service agencies. Read more.

Why CBS Podcast: April Tam Smith ’10
Publication, April 9, 2018
A podcast with April Tam Smith, ’10BUS, on creating a plant-based social impact restaurant that gives 100% of profits to charity and hires formerly incarcerated individuals. Read more.

March 2018

30 Under 30: Finance and Venture Capital
Forbes, March 26, 2018
Clare Murray, ’17BUS, was named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list for Asia. As director of strategy at the private equity firm LeapFrog, she oversees strategic initiatives that facilitate growth in Asia and Africa. LeapFrog invests in businesses that provide critical financial and healthcare services to low-income consumers. Read more.

How a Toilet That Vaporizes Poop Might Transform the World
The Daily Beast, March 23, 2018
An article on Diana Yousef, ’03BUS, ’04SIPA, and how her venture, change:WATER Labs, created the iThrone, a portable, flushable, evaporative, and waterless toilet. Read more.

February 2018

Women in Private Equity to Know: Elizabeth Burgess
JD Supra, February 23, 2018
An interview with Elizabeth Burgess ’97BUS, a leader in private equity who is partner and head of the U.S. Sustainable Growth Fund for Bridges Fund Management. Read more.

Head and Heart: A Few Questions for Amy Houston of the Robin Hood Foundation
Inside Philanthropy, February 9, 2018
Professor Amy Houston, former managing director at Robin Hood, discusses fundraising in the nonprofit sector. Read more.

Food Tech’s Ethan Brown ’08 Tackles Sustainability, One Plant-Based Burger at a Time
Ideas and Insights, February 6, 2018
An article on how Ethan Brown, ’08BUS, founder and CEO of Beyond Meat, felt compelled to approach sustainability by addressing the environmental and healthcare concerns around consumers' dependence on meat. Read more.

January 2018

Q&A with Entrepreneur & Sustainability Expert, Jane Mosbacher Morris
Thrive Global, January 26, 2018
An interview with Jane Mosbacher Morris, ’12BUS, founder and CEO of To the Market, which connects ethical producers around the world with consumers and businesses that seek to make a social impact. Read more.

Daniel A. Nissenbaum Named President and CEO of the Low Income Investment Fund
LIIF, January 10, 2018
Dan Nissenbaum, ’88BUS, is leading the Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF). LIIF is one of the largest investors in low-income neighborhoods throughout the U.S. today. Read more.

This Startup's Tech Could be Tipping Point in our Fight against Plastic Pollution
Economic Times, Janaury 4, 2018
Professor Ron Gonen, ’04BUS, and CEO of Closed Loop Fund, served as an advisor to Banyan Nation—co-founded by Mani Vajipeyajula, ’13BUS—which manufactures a plastic from post-consumer and post-industrial waste. Read more.

MBA Prof Of 2017: Darden’s Greg Fairchild
Poets and Quants, January 1, 2018
Professor Greg Fairchild, ’02BUS PhD, was named professor of the year by Poets and Quants for his work on bringing teaching and scholarship to incarcerated individuals in a Virginia state correctional facility. He has been a critical partner in launching the Reentry Acceleration Program (REAP). Read more.