SEP in the News 2012

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

Devex Impact — November 27, 2012
Maura O'Neill '05, Chief Innovation Officer at USAID, speaks about the impact of USAID's partnership with Devex.

Listen to Prof. Fisman speak on NPR his latest book, The Org: The Underlying Logic of the Office. The Org aims to explain why organizations — for profits, like BP, and government agencies, like the Baltimore Police Department, — work as they do.

 

December 2012

7 tips to landing a job in impact investing
FastCoExist.com— December 6, 2012
Emma Vaughn '13 provides her top seven pieces of advice for fellow MBA students interested in breaking into the impact investing field.

Ray Horton
Founder, Social Enterprise Program
Best B-School Road Trip: Columbia Business School, BusinessWeek

 

November 2012

Bringing The Concepts Of Peer Coaches And Local Health Workers From Africa To Harlem
HealthAffairs.org — November, 2012
City Health Works!, an organization founded by Manmeet Kaur '12, is developing a peer coaching system to help with achieving its goals in Harlem communities.

Politics of Global Equity Prices
Columbia University YouTube — November 13, 2012
On November 13, 2012, Ray Fisman, Lambert Family Professor of Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School, presented Politics of Global Equity Prices. The presentation was part of the Program for Financial Studies' No Free Lunch Seminar Series.

Antony Bugg-Levine, CEO Nonprofit Finance Fund
Wharton Social Impact Conference — November 15, 2012
Prof. Antony Bugg-Levine is interviewed about his work about social impact before he serves as keynote at the Wharton Social Impact Conference.

Business School Professor Creates Executive Program for Local Nonprofit Leaders
New York Stories — November 16, 2012
An interview with Prof. Ray Horton about his career at Columbia and the launch of the West Harlem program.

Complete Capital
Stanford Social Innovation Review — November 27, 2012
In this article, Antony Bugg-Levine explains NFF's approach to solving social problems: Complete Capital.  More than just another way to rebrand public-private partnerships, complete capital is a framework for recognizing the complete set of perspectives and capabilities required to address complex social challenges.

 

October 2012

mGood, UR Mobile Bring Mobile Web Donations to Nonprofits
PR Web — October 2, 2012
Alumnae run technology start-up mGood (Leah Pederson Thomas '10) announced its partnership with UR Mobile, which was officially launched with the use of mGood technology at the 2012 Social Enterprise Conference.

Nonprofit Finance Fund selected for the Impact Assets
Nonprofit Finance Fund — October 2, 2012
Prof. Antony Bugg-Levine is quoted about the importance of impact investing for funneling resources towards social good.

E+Co Avoids Liquidation, Barely, and Emerges Persistent
The Huffington Post — October 3, 2012
Prof. Bruce Usher is quoted about the challenges associated with E+Co's restructuring.

 

2012 Social Enterprise Conference Coverage

Aligning Strategy to Maximize Impact: Reflections from Columbia's Social Enterprise Conference 2012
NextBillion —October 11, 2012
An insightful roundup of key discussion topics discussed and debated during this year's Social Enterprise Conference.

How to Fund Your Social Enterprise
good-b — October 10, 2012
A recap of the "Financial Innovations in Community Reinvestment" panel at the 2012 Social Enterprise Conference, moderated by Prof. Antony Bugg-Levine.

Why is it difficult to Align Strategy with Impact?
TriplePundit — September 26, 2012
Conference Co-Chair Regina Lee '13 blogs about how the 2012 Conference focuses on the relationships between an organization's impact and its strategy initiatives.

 

September 2012

Columbia Business School Receives $25 Million Gift toward new facilities and Social Enterprise Program
SysCon Media — September 5, 2012
An anonymous $25 million gift has earmarked $1.75 million to the Social Enterprise Program.

How Teacher Strikes hurt student achievement
The Washington Post — September 10, 2012
Prof. Jonah Rockoff is mentioned for his research on the impact of teacher absenteeism.

Reversing America's Poverty Epidemic: New Book Urges Entrepreneurial Approach to Building Sustainable Communities
Nonprofit Finance Fund — September 18, 2012
Prof. Antony Bugg-Levine contributed a chapter to a recently published book about poverty within the United States.

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February 2012

Formula uncovers the 'value added'
The New York Post — February 25, 2012
Upon the release of NYC teachers' individual scores, The Post looked at Professor Jonah Rockoff's value-added analysis.

Release of Teacher Data Is Widely Denounced
The New York Times — February 24, 2012
Professor Jonah Rockoff said he opposed the publicizing of individual teachers' value-added scores.

The State and Future of Impact Investing
Forbes — February 23, 2012
Professor Antony Bugg-Levine discussed the emerging trends and ideas, challenges, and opportunities in impact investing.

The Three Most Important Ingredients
Collaborative Fund — February 23, 2012
Professor Ron Gonen, who is teaching two courses on social entrepreneurship this spring, revealed the three most important ingredients for an entrepreneur's success.

Why we won't publish individual teachers' value-added scores
Gotham Schools — February 23, 2012
Education research on evaluation methods of teachers by Professor Jonah Rockoff and colleagues was debated.

As gas prices rise, Obama to speak on energy future
Marketplace — February 23, 2012
Professor Geoffrey Heal discussed energy in the face of rising gas prices.

Superstar teachers
Harvard Gazette — February 21, 2012
Professor Jonah Rockoff's research on the economic impact of teachers — for example, that elementary school teachers can boost students' future income by an average of about 2 percent per year — was featured.

Columbia MBA Students Win First Place at Net Impact Case Competition
February 19, 2012
MBA students Morris Cox ’13, Elmer Moore ’13, Miklos Raibon ’13, and Donnel Baird ’13 won first place in the Net Impact Case Competition, which focused on the intersection between sustainability and profitability in a controversial industry.

Social Enterprise Summer Fellowship Week
MBAmash — February 17, 2012
MBA students Sarah Kafka ’12 and Esther Quintana ’12 discussed initiatives during student-led Social Enterprise Summer Fellowship fundraising week.

How to get ahead in US museums
The Art Newspaper — February 15, 2012
The Programs in Social Enterprise Executive Education custom program with The Center for Curatorial Leadership was attributed to preparing museum curators for the role of director.

Will You Accept This Digital Rose?
Slate — February 13, 2012
Professor Ray Fisman looked at how digital flowers could improve online daters' chances of getting a date accepted.

Ross Hosts First Renewable Energy Case Competition
Michigan Ross School of Business — February 11, 2012
Columbia Business School MBA students Daniel Mintzer ’13, Morris Cox ’13, Donnel Baird ’13, and Yaniv Kalish ’12 placed second in one of the preeminent national competitions focusing on the renewable energy industry.

Evaluating Teacher Effectiveness
The Diane Rehm Show — February 9, 2012
Professor Jonah Rockoff spoke about his research on evaluating teachers' impact on students.

Diana Fortuna
City & State — February 6, 2012
Diana Fortuna ’82, CFO of the Metropolitan Opera, talked about her 25-year in the public sector and transitioning to the arts field.

Preschool Teacher Sells Chili to Make Ends Meet: Where Are Our Values?
Huffington Post — February 6, 2012
Professor Jonah Rockoff's research uncovering the long-term impact of teachers led to quesetions about teacher salaries and increased pay.

The 2012 Echoing Green Semifinalists
Echoing Green.org — February 2, 2012
Manmeet Kaur ’12 was announced as a 2012 Echoing Green Semifinalist for her social venture City Health Works!

A Study on the Impact of Good Teachers Sparks National Attention
Columbia News — February 2, 2012
Professor Jonah Rockoff's research on evaluating teacher performance by using the "value-added" method, which rates teachers by their impact on student test scores, was featured.

Food for Naught
Slate — February 1, 2012
Professor Ray Fisman looked at a new study asking whether sending food aid to struggling nations does more harm than good.

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January 2012

Poor Economics: Rethinking Global Poverty
eList — January 27, 2012
Video from the Poor Economics book talk with Professors Esther Duflo and Abhijit V. Banerjee, which was part of SEP's Research Meets Practice speaker series, was featured.

Pedde: The Importance of Good Teachers
The Dartmouth — January 25, 2012
Professor Jonah Rockoff's research on the impact of good teachers was featured.

Female-Led Angel Investor Boot Camp Announces 2012 Fellows
BetaBeat — January 23, 2012
Angela Lee ’07 was one of this year's group of women to receive a Pipeline Fellowship, which trains impact investors.

Yes to Bloomberg’s bonus
New York Daily News — January 22, 2012
Professor Jonah Rockoff's research showing the lasting effects of a good teacher was cited in advocating for performance-based pay increases for teachers.

What Parents Deserve to Know: Or Why Publishing Value-Added Teacher Data Makes Sense
Dropout Nation — January 20, 2012
Professor Jonah Rockoff's research on the impact of good teachers was featured.

Antony Bugg-Levine: Create a more just world
Faith and Leadership — January 19, 2012
Professor Antony Bugg-Levine discussed impact investing.

ETFs Still Popular Despite Not Making Money
Institutional Investor — January 18, 2012
Mark Zurack, SEP Advisory Board member and executive-in-residence, discussed exchange-traded funds.

Raj Chetty and Colleagues Release Controversial Education Study
Harvard Magazine — January 18, 2012
Professor Jonah Rockoff's research on the impact of good teachers was featured.

Confirmed: Charter Schools Beat the Daylights Out of Public Schools
American Thinker — January 18, 2012
Professor Jonah Rockoff's research on the impact of good teachers was featured.

Ravitch: Problems with the big teacher evaluation study
Washington Post — January 17, 2012
Professor Jonah Rockoff's research on the impact of good teachers was featured.

Why America Needs Good Teachers
Huffington Post — January 17, 2012
Professor Jonah Rockoff's research on the impact of good teachers was featured.

What's a Good Teacher Worth? Economists Can Tell You…
About.com — January 16, 2012
Professor Jonah Rockoff's research on the impact of good teachers was featured.

M.B.A.'s Tout Benefits of Studying Politics
US News — January 16, 2012
Sarah Kafka ’12, co-president of the Social Enterprise Club, discussed her experience at the School and in Professor Ray Horton's Modern Political Economy class.

The Persistence Of Both Teacher Effects And Misinterpretations Of Research About Them
Whitney Tilson's Ed Reform blog — January 16, 2012
Professor Jonah Rockoff's research on the impact of good teachers was featured.

Good Teachers Bring Lasting Gains
CBS Philly — January 16, 2012
Professor Jonah Rockoff's research on the impact of good teachers was featured.

Teachers Matter. Now What?
The Nation — January 15, 2012
Professor Jonah Rockoff's research on the impact of good teachers was featured.

How to Solve the Teacher Pay Puzzle
The Atlantic — January 13, 2012
Professor Jonah Rockoff discussed linking teacher pay to performance.

Elementary, middle school teachers affect students' later success
The Daily Northwestern — January 12, 2012
Professor Jonah Rockoff's research on the impact of good teachers was featured.

The lasting impact of good teachers
CNN — January 11, 2012
Professor Jonah Rockoff's research on the impact of good teachers was featured.

The Value of Teachers
The New York Times — January 11, 2012
Professor Jonah Rockoff's research on the impact of good teachers was featured.

Just One High-Quality Middle School Teacher Could Help You Earn $4,600 Down the Road [Study]
Bostinno — January 9, 2012
Professor Jonah Rockoff's research on the impact of good teachers was featured.

College grads make strides in nonprofit world
Crain's New York — January 8, 2012
Professor Clifford Schorer discussed how more students pursue careers in the nonprofit sector
This story also appeared in Nonprofit Quarterly.

A good teacher’s lessons last a lifetime
New York Daily News — January 8, 2012
Professor Jonah Rockoff's research on the impact of good teachers was featured.

New Study Gauges Teachers Impact on Students' Lifetime Earnings
PBS — January 6, 2012
Professor Jonah Rockoff's research on the impact of good teachers was featured.

Big Study Links Good Teachers to Lasting Gain
The New York Times — January 6, 2012
Professor Jonah Rockoff's research on the impact of good teachers was featured.

Thanks, Teach
Slate — January 6, 2012
Professor Ray Fisman looked at a recent education study co-authored by Professor Jonah Rockoff.

Can a good teacher change a student for life?
MinnPost.com — January 6, 2012
Professor Jonah Rockoff's research on the impact of good teachers was featured.

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