SEP in the News 2011

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

December 2011

Where Business Thinkers Learn Their Lessons
The Wall Street Journal — December 28, 2011
Professor Ray Fisman offered books from his must-read list.

Advocates claim K–8 schools improve grades, skills
Lodi News-Sentinel — December 27, 2011
Professor Jonah Rockoff discussed his research on the benefits of K–8 schools.

Ray Fisman and eBay Giving Works [Video]
eBay Giving Works — December 22, 2011
Professor Ray Fisman discussed his research on eBay's Giving Works program and how corporate social responsibility can positively affect a company's bottom line.

The NEA’s Nice But Meaningless Plan for Teacher Quality Reform
Dropout Nation — December 15, 2011
Professor Jonah Rockoff's research on how to better organize schools to improve student achievement was cited.

Amherst Regional eyes later school start time
GazetteNET — December 9, 2011
Professor Jonah Rockoff's research on organizational reforms in schools, including the benefits to middle and high schools starting at a later hour, was mentioned. (Login required.)

Masdar City, Castle in the Sand
BusinessWeek — December 8, 2011
Professor Geoffrey Heal commented on Masdar City, a new "green" city in the United Arab Emirates.

MBAs Lend Their Skills to Nonprofit Boards
BusinessWeek — December 5, 2011
The School's Nonprofit Board Leadership Program, which pairs MBA students with alumni mentors serving on nonprofit boards, was featured.

Mexican Drug Cartels and the Limits of Rational Choice
InSight — December 2, 2011
This outlet referred to Professor Ray Fisman's report on Slate regarding solutions to Mexico's drug trafficking problem.

Coworking: the pivot in today’s transformation of work?
GigaOM — December 2, 2011
Professor Ray Fisman's Slate article on worker productivity when telecommuting was referenced.

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November 2011

China's Problems Still Manageable, Says Nobel Laureate
Chazen Global Insights — November 29, 2011
Nobel Laureate Michael Spence discussed global shifts in economic development at a Research Meets Practice event.

Narco Economics
Slate — November 29, 2011
Professor Ray Fisman looked at a new study that could help Mexico win its war on drug traffickers.

Columbia Business School Through the Eyes of Four Current Students
Beat the GMAT — November 28, 2011
Jon Taylor ᾿13 talked about the Social Enterprise Program's many offerings for students.

3 Social Entrepreneurship Graduate Programs
Matthew Alberto's Change the World — November 24, 2011
This blog featured the Social Enterprise Program as one of three programs for social entrepreneurship.

5 Keys to Getting Your Social Venture Funded
Inc. Magazine — November 23, 2011
Kesha Cash ’10, founder of Jalia Ventures, offered her advice on how to get funding for a social venture.

Going down to Chinatown
The Daily Californian — November 22, 2011
Professor Ray Fisman's research on the economics of dating looked at dating preferences across race.

Mashing Economists and Venture Capitalists to Innovate in Development Assistance
Devex — November 21, 2011
Maura O'Neill EMBA ’05, chief innovation officer at the US Agency for International Development, wrote about innovative financing for development.

Model Teachers
Hermes — November 21, 2011
The School's alumni magazine featured Ron Gonen EMBA '04, founder of RecycleBank, who will be teaching two new courses on social entrepreneurship this spring.

Columbia University Graduate School of Business
First Post — November 21, 2011
This outlet featured photos of Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee at the 2011 Social Enterprise Conference.

Energy and Carbon Markets with Prof. Geoffrey Heal
Columbia Alumni Association — November 18, 2011
The CU Alumni Association highlighted a video of Professor Geoffrey Heal.

Not All ETFs Are Created Equal
Institutional Investor — November 16, 2011
Professor Mark Zurack, SEP Advisory Board member and executive-in-residence, commented on the value of Exchange Traded Funds.

Proof there is no proof for education reforms
Washington Post — November 14, 2011
A New York City principal cited Professor Jonah Rockoff's research on effective teaching and the achievement gap.

Why Flex-Time Is A Win-Win For Employers And Women
The Grindstone — November 11, 2011
The Grindstone looked at Professor Ray Fisman's recent report on Slate and how flex-time isn't just good for women — it's good for employers.

Is Telecommuting a Good Idea?
Slate — November 9, 2011
Professor Ray Fisman looked at a report on how flex-time at work can affect employee productivity.
This article also ran on Dallas News.

How best to tackle corruption?
The Guardian — November 7, 2011
Professor Ray Fisman's research indicated that cultural solutions could be the best way to stamp out corruption.

Investing in change according to Dr. Nair
Opalesque — November 3, 2011
Professor Vinay Nair discussed socially responsible investing.

B-School Research Plumbs the Mysteries of Markets
BusinessWeek — November 2, 2011
Professor Jonah Rockoff's research used objective data on student achievement to evaluate teacher performance.

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October 2011

Sustainability lessons from the boardroom
Financial Times — October 31, 2011
Business practicioners, including Professor Bruce Usher, bring their experience in sustainability to the classroom.

Outside-the-box idea wins Crain's pitch contest
Crain's New York — October 27, 2011
Surinder Singh ’97 won the Perfect Pitch Competition for his company that rents out reusable plastic containers for customers' moves.

Diverse set of representatives to state's NCLB waiver 'think tank'
Gotham Schools — October 26, 2011
Professor Jonah Rockoff is part of the group advising the state on how to apply for an exemption from No Child Left Behind’s requirements.

Debating the Value of Corporate Responsibility: #SustBiz This Thursday
Sustainable Business Forum — October 26, 2011
Professor Vinay Nair and other experts debated whether corporate social responsibility was good or bad for business.

Antony Bugg-Levine: “My biggest failure at Rockefeller Foundation”
Agora Partnerships blog — October 23, 2011
Professor Antony Bugg-Levine discussed impact investing with Ben Powell ’05 at the 2011 Social Enterprise Conference.

ROI on education: increasing modernization and options
Social Good Consulting — October 22, 2011
Professor Jonah Rockoff discussed education reform at the 2010 Social Enterprise Conference.

A Picture of Democracy
Slate — October 21, 2011
Professor Ray Fisman discussed how digital cameras and smartphones might reduce corruption in Afghanistan and elsewhere.

Prince George's on course to expand middle schools
The Washington Post — October 19, 2011
Professor Jonah Rockoff advocates the K–8 configuration for optimal learning.

Social Enterprise, the MBA Way
Find MBA blog — October 14, 2011
The blog features an SEP video on the business school role in fostering social enterprise.

Men don't like smarter women ... say what!?
The Sydney Morning Herald — October 13, 2011
The Herald cited Professor Ray Fisman's research on the economics of dating.

The Good Guys Debate the Bad Guys About the Business Case for CSR
Triple Pundit — October 5, 2011
Professor Vinay Nair and other experts debated whether corporate social responsibility was good or bad for business.

Be Your Own Bank: New Laws Could Unleash Crowdfunding For Startups
Good Business — October 3, 2011
Professor Antony Bugg-Levine discussed crowdfunding as a source for capital.

Rick Perry Wants to Send the Military into Mexico to Fight Drugs
The Atlantic — October 3, 2011
The publication cited Professor Ray Fisman's research on corruption.

 

Coverage on the 2011 Social Enterprise Conference, including Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee:

Letters to the Editor: Social Enterprise
Queens Gazette — October 26, 2011

The Age of Big Data
Next Billion — October 20, 2011

Entrepreneur Space, An Innovative Incubator
The Queens Gazette — October 19, 2011

Training the next generation
The World Challenge blog — October 12, 2011
This text also appeared on YourOliveBranch.org.

Social Entrepreneurship Coming Full Circle, at Columbia's Social Enterprise Conference
Next Billion — October 12, 2011

Technology Plus Humanity — An Equation for Social Collaboration
Next Billion — October 12, 2011

Nobel winner Leymah Gbowee speaks out on peace, women, and leadership
Christian Science Monitor — October 11, 2011

Social Enterprise Innovation
Innovation in Practice — October 10, 2011

Women's rights draws Nobel
Times Union — October 8, 2011

Trio shares Nobel Peace Prize in nod to women
Bangkok Post — October 8, 2011

'Have a goal' Nobel victor tells Wall Street activists
Al Arabiya News — October 8, 2011
This text also appeared in ABS CNBC News.

Power to the women! Trio shares Nobel Peace Prize
MySinchew.com — October 8, 2011

Nobel peace prize joint winner Leymah Gbowee says seeking absolute peace in world is her goal
Vancouver Sun — October 8, 2011

Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee smiles as she addresses the Columbia Business School 2011 Social Enterprise Conference in New York
AllWestAfrica.com — October 8, 2011

3 women win Nobel Peace Prize
Denver Post — October 8, 2011

Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee gives a speech to the Columbia Business School Social Enterprise Conference at Columbia University in New York.
Yahoo! News — October 8, 2011

Innovation — The Science Behind the Magic
Next Billion Brasil — October 7, 2011
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Social Innovation in a Networked World
Next Billion Brasil — October 7, 2011
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Mobile phones generate money for 2 billion low-income people
Next Billion Brasil — October 7, 2011
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Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee acknowledges applause from the crowd at the Columbia Business School 2011 Social Enterprise Conference as she takes the stage in New York October 7, 2011.
Yahoo! News — October 7, 2011

Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee gives a speech to the Columbia Business School Social Enterprise Conference at Columbia University in New York.
Yahoo! News — October 7, 2011

Nobel Peace Prize goes to women's rights activists
San Francisco Chronicle — October 7, 2011

Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee addresses the Columbia Business School 2011 Social Enterprise Conference in New York October 7, 2011.
SRN News — October 7, 2011

Activists-Nobel Peace Prize will inspire African women
Trust Law — October 7, 2011

Reaching the Next Billion Through Mobile
Next Billion — October 5, 2011

Columbia Social Enterprise Conference Preview: Investing in Social Innovation
Next Billion — October 4, 2011
This text also appeared on Humanitarian News.

Oct. 7 — Social Enterprise Conference at Columbia
Right Events Right Job — October 3, 2011

 

Coverage on Naif Al-Mutawa ’03 and The 99, his comic book series inspired by principles of Islam:


The Start-Up Man: Naif al-Mutawa
Forbes — October 13, 2011

Islamic superheroes: Role models or propaganda?
Today.com — October 13, 2011

Top Picks: "Independent Lens"
Telegram—October 13, 2011

Muslim comic series aims to break through in US
BusinessWeek — October 12, 2011
This text also appeared in the Huffington Post, Newsday, and The Times Leader.

Along the Heated Trail of the Man Who Created Muslim Superheroes
The New York Times — October 12, 2011

Naif Al-Mutawa fights to bring 'THE 99' and its message to wide U.S. audience
Washington Post — October 11, 2011

Tenth Season of PBS's Independent Lens Premieres on Thursday, October 13 With "Wham! Bam! Islam!"
MarketWatch — October 10, 2011

Wham! Bam! Islam! Comes to Independent Lens October 13, 2011
Technorati — October 10, 2011

99' Muslim superheroes star in new documentary
USA Today — October 7, 2011

Cheering a Muslim As We Do a Murderer
Huffington Post — October 6, 2011

Muslim superhero comics meet resistance in U.S.
CNN — October 5, 2011

99 Super-Muslim Heroes from Kuwait
Albawaba — October 4, 2011

Small Talk: Naif Al-Mutawa brings Islamic superheroes to life in comic book form
The Detroit News — October 3, 2011

Islam-Inspired Comic Superheroes, Lauded by Obama, Head to U.S.
Businessweek — October 2, 2011

TV Review: Independent Lens — Wham! Bam! Islam!
Blog Critics — October 2, 2011

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September 2011

Star Professors: Why Your Business School Professors Matter
MBA Podcaster — September 29, 2011
Professor Ray Fisman discussed his research and how it plays into his teaching experience. (Professor Fisman interview begins at 9:41.)

The 21st Century Another American Century? Don't Bet on It
Freakonomics.com — September 28, 2011
Matthew Philips, former Knight-Bagehot Fellow, wrote about Professor Ray Horton's Modern Political Economy class and his thoughts on predictions of politics and economics.

Taking Stock of IRIS
Next Billion — September 27, 2011
Marin Kaleya ’12 looked at the Global Impact Investing Network’s (GIIN) Impact Reporting and Investment Standards (IRIS) case study.

Our Pick: Social Enterprise Conference at Columbia University
CSR Wire — September 27, 2011
CSR Wire featured the 2011 Social Enterprise Conference as one of the most pertinent and revealing CSR-related events.

New York Leaps Into the Middle School Trap
Huffington Post — September 26, 2011
Professor Jonah Rockoff and Benjamin Lockwood discussed their findings on student achievement in middle school.

New Film Captures Struggle to Create First Muslim Superhero Comic
Branford Patch — September 25, 2011
’03 and The 99, his comic book series inspired by principles of Islam.

Agora Partnerships: "Optimism and Purpose are the World's Most Important Resource"
Forbes — September 20, 2011
Ben Powell ’05 founder of Agora Partnerships, talked about his experience with Agora and in international development.

The 99' aspires to teach Muslim principles
USA Today — September 19, 2011
’03 and The 99, his comic book series inspired by principles of Islam.

Metrics for Microshops: Frogtek Wins $206,000 to Help Shopkeepers in Emerging Countries
The New York Times — September 16, 2011
Frogtek, founded by David Del Ser ’08, won the Vodafone Mobile Clicks competition with its app to help small shopkeepers in emerging markets run their businesses.

More on the End of Ed Schools
Dropout Nation — September 16, 2011
Dropout Nation noted that much of today's education research comes from outside of ed schools, including that from Professor Jonah Rockoff.

Getting teacher evaluation right
Washington Post — September 15, 2011
The Post cited Professor Jonah Rockoff's research in discussing how to evaluate teachers and develop high-quality teaching.

Success Stories: Finding a Niche
Inc. — September 15, 2011
Noha Waibsnaider ’02, founder of Peeled Snacks, talked about how she created a unique product amid a packed snacks market.

Thriving on the Value of Vice: Stop Making Too Much of CSR
Forbes — September 15, 2011
Professor Vinay Nair and other experts debated whether corporate social responsibility was good or bad for business.

Familiarity Breeds...Better Loans?
Chazen Global Insights — September 7, 2011
Professor Ray Fisman looked at whether people do business with whom they are more familiar.

2011 – 2012 Class of White House Fellows
TheWhiteHouse.gov — September 1, 2011
Debra Kurshan ’07, Alumni Circle member, was highlighted in the new class of White House Fellows.

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August 2011

Why NYC Teacher Performance Data Should Be Public (Or Rick Hess Gets It Wrong Again)
Dropout Nation — August 29, 2011
This blog on education reform looked at Professor Jonah Rockoff's research on teacher performance evaluation.

Business Studies Become Environmentally Friendly
The New York Times Green Blog — August 25, 2011
Liz Maw ’01, executive director of Net Impact, talked about the MBA's focus on sustainability.

Weather and War
Slate — August 24, 2011
Professor Ray Fisman looked at a study suggesting El Niño may be to blame for nearly a quarter of recent global conflicts.

Cross-Border Social Innovation
Social Edge — August 24, 2011
Selen Ucak ’03 co-hosted a conversation on global social innovation.

An Interview with Antony Bugg-Levine: Embracing Impact Investing —
SocialFinance.ca — August 24, 2011
Professor Antony Bugg-Levine discussed impact investing and his new book, Impact Investing: Transforming How We Make Money While Making a Difference.

2011 Inc. 500 List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies
Inc. — August 23, 2011
Peeled Snacks, founded by Noha Waibsnaider ’02, was ranked #488 on Inc.'s list, boasting a 706 percent growth in the last three years.

Park Slope 'Mompreneur' Noha Waibsnaider on Peeled Snacks [Video]
WPIX — August 22, 2011
Noha Waibsnaider ’02, founder of Peeled Snacks, talked about how she created the healthy snack option.

Fairies, Witches and Supply and Demand
The New York Times — August 20, 2011
Professor Ray Fisman commented on the idea of children's literature teaching economics.

Where young, wealthy people find help giving their money away
Reuters — August 17, 2011
Professor Melissa Berman talked about how she teaches students to make thoughtful philanthropic investments through the Strategic Philanthropy class.

Philanthropy Gains Eager Followers in B-Schools
BusinessWeek — August 17, 2011
Joanne Greenstein ’09 and Kate Szostak ’11 discussed takeaways from Professor Melissa Berman's Strategic Philanthropy class.

Social Enterprise Spotlight: Portable Solar Lighting
Forbes — August 15, 2011
Iany Ianachkova ’11 talked about her work with LuminAID Light.

Summer Spotlight: Punching Above One's Weight
Acumen Fund blog — August 12, 2011
Marin Kaleya ’12, Columbia Social Enterprise Summer Fellow at Acumen Fund, shared her experiences as a summer intern.

Ten Questions — Olivia Albrecht
Financial Times — August 10, 2011
The FT interviewed Olivia Albrecht ’11, 2010 Summer Fellow, about her business school experience.

The Irony of the S&P Downgrade
Freakonomics.com — August 9, 2011
Matthew Philips, a 2010–2011 Knight-Bagehot Fellow, wrote about Professor Ray Horton and lessons from his Modern Political Economy class.

Governing New York by Writing a Check
The New York Times — August 4, 2011
Professor Ray Horton commented on Mayor Bloomberg's use of personal funds to make up for public funding shortfalls.

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July 2011

Sustainability Lessons from Jam: Less Choice is Greener Choice
GreenBiz.com — July 14, 2011
Professor Sheena Iyengar's research indicates that "less is more" — fewer choices waste fewer resources, making businesses more sustainable.

Does Health Coverage Make People Healthier?
Slate — July 7, 2011
Professor Ray Fisman looks at a new study, which finds that Medicaid is a very cost-effective way of improving Americans’ well-being.

The Rise of Kant
Stanford Social Innovation Review — July 6, 2011
Scott Hartley ’11 features SEP's courses, Nonprofit Board Leadership Program, and International Development Pro Bono Consulting Projects as part of the "Age of Social Entrepreneurship and Enterprise."

Money Makes Cents [Video]
That's So New York — July 5, 2011
MBA students teach financial literacy to members of the community.

A Simple Matter of Branding
Financial Times — July 4, 2011
Andrea Wenner ’05 is featured for the success of her nonprofit, Out2Play.

Newsmakers
Columbia Magazine — July 1, 2011
Siggi Hilmarsson ’04, founder of Siggi’s Skyr yogurt, Max Goldberg ’98, organic-food advocate and creator of LivingMaxwell.com, and Ron Gonen ’04, founder of Recyclebank, are featured as prominent University alumni.

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June 2011

Anti-Corruption Websites Pop Up in China
CNN — June 27, 2011
Professor Ray Fisman speaks on the ethical issues of anti-corruption sites in China.

NY Times Nonprofit Excellence Awards
New York Nonprofit Press — June 27, 2011
Winners of the New York Times's Nonprofit Excellence Awards will receive scholarships to Executive Education Programs in Social Enterprise.

Economic Recovery Remains Elusive for Lower-Income Households
Consumer Reports — June 23, 2011
Professor Ray Horton comments on the recent recession's effect on the growing gap between wealthy and low-income households.

Where Harlem Meets Museum Mile
Hermes — June 15, 2011
Raji Kalra ’04, CFO of NYC’s Museum for African Art, describes her transition to the nonprofit sector.

The Future of Medicare [Video]
Scribe Health — June 7, 2011
Bob Kocher, director of the McKinsey Center for US Health System Reform and former special assistant to the president for healthcare and economic policy, discusses the long-term implications of the Affordable Care Act at the Social Enterprise Leadership Forum: The American Healthcare Landscape in 2014.

Mark McClellan at Columbia Business School: The Pathway to Accountable Care [Video]
ACO Digest — June 3, 2011
Mark McClellan, former administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, delivered the keynote address at the Social Enterprise Leadership Forum: The American Healthcare Landscape in 2014.

King at Columbia Business School [Video]
Whitney Tilson's School Reform Blog — June 2, 2011
John King, who was recently named New York's commissioner of education, spoke at the 2010 Social Enterprise Leadership Forum: Measuring and Creating Excellence in Schools. Read more in the SEP's education report.

Different Backgrounds, One Goal: 2011 Climate Corps fellows sent out to find energy
EDF + Business blog — June 1, 2011
Christopher Reynolds ’12, a LEED AP architect who aspires to integrate the economic, environmental, and social investments in the built environment, served as an EDF Climate Corps fellow.

The Persistence of Hate
Slate — June 1, 2011
Professor Ray Fisman looks at a recent study that found that German communities that murdered Jews in the Middle Ages were more likely to support the Nazis 600 years later.

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May 2011

The Highest Form of Flattery
Slate — May 30, 2011
Professor Ray Fisman examines whether knockoff Prada bags hurt Prada — or help the company sell more of the real thing.

Does doing good mean doing well? Research from colleague Ray Fisman
Rita McGrath blog — May 26, 2011
Rita McGrath discussed Professor Ray Fisman's research on how eBay's Giving Works program affects profits.

CEOs Teach in M.B.A. Classrooms
US News — May 25, 2011
US News looked at business leaders bringing their experience to the classroom, including Professor Amy Rosen, CEO of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, who teaches an education leadership consulting lab.

Supporting the Next Generation of Microfinance Leaders [Video]
Citi.com — May 18, 2011
Lucia Villar ’11 talks about Microlumbia's role in training the next generation of microfinance leaders.
This video also appeared on Treehugger.

Columbia Business School Names New Social Enterprise Program Co-Director
Clear Admit MBA Portal — May 13, 2011

Bruce Usher Named Co-Director of Columbia’s Social Enterprise Program
Poets & Quants — May 11, 2011

Bruce Usher Named Co-Director of Columbia’s Social Enterprise Program
Poets & Quants — May 11, 2011
Teachers College's president mentioned Professor Jonah Rockoff's research on school leadership.

What Investors Want
Beyond Profit — May 5, 2011
Benjamin Powell ’05 of Agora Partnerships reveals how to get impact investors' attention.

Banking On Social Enterprise
Hermes — May 2, 2011
Managing a successful turnaround was just the first step for Neighborhood Trust CEO Justine Zinkin ’02, who is proving that it's possible for banks to serve New York City's poorest individuals — and help them achieve long-term financial stability.

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April 2011

Can a Kinder, Gentler Company Earn a Bigger Bottom Line?
Ideas @ Work — April 25, 2011
Corporate social responsibility, says Professor Ray Fisman, can help companies earn consumers' trust, and perhaps even higher profits.

Business School Volunteers Help Newly Employed Make Sense of Their Money
Columbia News — April 20, 2011
MBA student volunteers help newly employed New Yorkers make sense of their money.

From New York to Riyadh
Financial Times — April 18, 2011
Professor Ray Horton and Programs in Social Enterprise in Executive Education educate leaders from Saudi nonprofits to aid long-term success.

Reclaiming the Past Through Art
Hermes — April 11, 2011
Sara Green ’01 founded a nonprofit that helps refugees preserve the cultural traditions of their homelands.

I’ll Cry If I Want To
Washington Post — April 7, 2011
The Post highlights Professor Ray Fisman's view on wages and performance.

Sustainable MBA Programs Look To Provide Entrepreneurial Solutions to the World's Social Woes
Village Voice — April 6, 2011
Sandra Navalli, senior director of the SEP, talks about the program's growth, which now represents 45 percent of the MBA student body.

Tiendatek — Mobile Business Tools for Micro-Entrepreneurs — Colombia
Ashoka Changemakers — April 6, 2011
Frogtek, co-founded by David del Ser ’08 and Mark Pedersen ’07, competed in Ashoka's online competition to find the world's most innovative market-based solutions that create economic opportunity and generate employment for disadvantaged populations.

Bloomberg's Push for Corporate Sustainability
Fast Company — April 1, 2011
Curtis Ravenel ’01, director of sustainability for Bloomberg, analyzes firms' environmental, social, and governance practices.

Mission Accomplished, Nonprofits Go Out of Business
New York Times — April 1, 2011
Andrea Wenner ’05 started Out2Play, which has now provided 120 playgrounds for schools in New York City. Having accomplished its mission, the organization plans to close its doors next year.

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March 2011

Olin, Ross, Stanford Named Among Top 16 Schools for Green MBAs
GreenBiz.com — March 23, 2011
Columbia is among the top schools where MBAs can focus on green business.

Global Carbon Credits Die as Smart Money Embraces India’s RECs
Bloomberg — March 22, 2011
A new business by Vibhav Nuwal ’08 helps companies that earn incentives from renewable-energy projects in India.

Raises Don't Make Employees Work Harder
Slate — March 18, 2011
Professor Ray Fisman discussed the effects of wages on performance.

Betting Big on Recycling
Wall Street Journal — March 17, 2011
The Journal interviewed Ron Gonen EMBA ’04, founder of RecycleBank, on the company's success in stopping an estimated billion pounds of waste from hitting landfills.

A Sustainable Degree
Entrepreneur Magazine — March 14, 2011
Columbia Business School was ranked as a top school for MBAs to study green business.

Frogtek wins BOP Award at Mobile World Congress
Halloran Philanthropies — March 7, 2011
Frogtek's application for shopkeepers won the Women BOP App Challenge, a competition organized by GSMA and sponsored by Vodafone.

Top 10 Clean-Tech Companies
Wall Street Journal — March 4, 2011
RecycleBank, founded by Ron Gonen EMBA ’04, was named the top clean-tech company by the Wall Street Journal.

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February 2011

Frogtek's TiendaTek Wins mWomen BOP App Challenge
mWomen.org — February 28, 2011
Frogtek, founded by David Del Ser ’08 and Mark Pedersen ’07, won in the smartphone tier of the Base of the Pyramid (BOP) Application Challenge with TiendaTek, an application to improve the efficiency and accuracy of shopkeepers’ accounts.

40 Best Business School Professors Under 40
Poets & Quants — February 20, 2011
Professor Ray Fisman was featured as one of top the 40 Under 40 business school professors.

Orchestra's New Home
Wall Street Journal — February 17, 2011
Zev Greenfield ’05 discussed the development of the new music center for the Orchestra of St. Luke's.

How the Museum for African Art will Change the Uptown Landscape
New York Daily News — February 11, 2011
The Daily News featured how the opening of the Museum for African Art, where Raji Kalra ’04 is the CFO, will impact the local community.

Mary Gates and Karen Zuckerberg Weren't Tiger Moms
Slate — February 9, 2011
Professor Ray Fisman wrote about the effect of the "tiger mom" parenting approach on the American economy.

Students' Regents Test Scores Bulge at 65
Wall Street Journal — February 2, 2011
Professor Jonah Rockoff commented on the disproportionate number of student scores on the Regents test that are barely passing.

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January 2011

Teacher appraisal faces own test
NorthJersey.com — January 25, 2011
Professor Jonah Rockoff discussed how evaluation tools can be used to motivate teachers.

How I Built It: RecycleBank [Video]
Wall Street Journal — January 24, 2011
Ron Gonen, EMBA ’04, was featured for his work in founding RecycleBank.

Business Schools With a Social Appeal
New York Times — January 23, 2011
The Times highlighted Columbia Business School's development of social entrepreneurs through its participation in the Global Social Venture Competition.

Deborah Buresh Jackson
NY Tech — January 14, 2011
Deborah Buresh Jackson ’80.

In a Networked World, No Longer Controlling Our Own Destinies
Washington Post — January 3, 2011
Professor Geoffrey Heal discussed business in a networked world.

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