Spring 2004 Newsletter

Columbia to Host 12th Annual Net Impact Conference
Net Impact, the umbrella organization for social enterprise clubs at business schools around the world, has chosen Columbia Business School to host its annual conference in November 2004. Continue story

Social Venture Competition Goes Global
The winners of the Global Social Venture Competition were announced at London Business School at the final round on April 15–16. Columbia Business School has been a partner in this competition since 2001. Continue story

A Big Year for the Social Enterprise Club
Noting that membership in the Social Enterprise Club has climbed to a record high of 245 students, club president Rebecca Thomas '04 reflects on the highlights of the past year.

Social Enterprise Program at Columbia
“The Social Enterprise Program works collaboratively with students to support experiential learning opportunities aimed at aligning personal values and professional goals to create social benefits,” says Ray Horton, Director of the Social Enterprise Program and Frank Lautenberg Professor of Ethics and Corporate Governance. Continue story

2003 Conference Builds Momentum for Social Enterprise at Columbia and Beyond
Last fall's Social Enterprise Conference featured panels on venture philanthropy, international development and economic empowerment in Harlem, as well as a keynote address by Stonyfield Farm CEO Gary Hirshberg.

Professor Profile - Geoffrey Heal
Business in Society, a new course taught by Professor Geoffrey Heal, explores conflicts that can arise between maximizing profits and doing what is good for stakeholders and society. Continue story

CORPS Fellowship Profile - Kathleen Gunn
A CORPS fellowship enabled Kathleen Gunn '04 to spend the summer between her first and second years at Columbia helping the Robin Hood Foundation to promote child literacy. Read her profile

Alumna Profile - Laura Goodman, kaBOOM!
Laura Goodman '03 is applying her MBA training as a corporate sponsorship manager at KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit focused on creating safe place space for youth. Read her profile

Social Enterprise Captures the Media Spotlight
Many social enterprise stories have been featured in the media recently. 

Annual Alumni Reception
The Social Enterprise Program held its annual reception on February 3, 2004. Continue story

Announcing Interest Groups
The Social Enterprise Club launches a new networking and mentoring initiative for alumni and students. Continue story