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Social Enterprise News | May 05, 2013
Professors Ray Fisman and Bruce Usher,Co-Directors of the Social Enterprise Program (SEP),shed light on some of the challenges social entrepreneurs may face in making organizational decisions.
Donnel Baird Uses Community Power to Generate Green Energy Projects
Social Enterprise News | March 06, 2013
Bruce Usher Named First Elizabeth B. Strickler ’86 and Mark T. Gallogly ’86 Faculty Director of Social Enterprise Program
Social Enterprise News | February 21, 2013
The generous endowed gift will support the teaching, research, and ancillary activities related to Usher’s role as the SEP’s co-director.
Business School Professor Creates Executive Program for Local Nonprofit Leaders
Social Enterprise News | November 16, 2012
More than 20 executives of nonprofit groups in Harlem came together at Columbia Business School for a leadership training program, "Strengthening West Harlem Nonprofits."
The Real Deal- Kesha Cash '10, a social entrepreneur and an activist for the next generation of change-makers.
Social Enterprise News | October 19, 2012
For Kesha Cash '10, being an impact investor means doubling as a social entrepreneur and as an activist for the next generation of change-makers.
Columbia MBA Students Placed Second at Ross Renewable Energy Case Competition
Social Enterprise News | February 20, 2012
Daniel Mintzer '13, Morris Cox '13, Donnel Baird '13, and Yaniv Kalish '12 came in second place at the annual Ross Renewable Energy Case Competition.
Columbia MBA Students Win First Place at Net Impact Case Competition
Social Enterprise News | February 19, 2012
MBA students Donnel Baird '13, Morris Cox '13, Elmer Moore '13, and Miklos Raibon '13 won first place at the annual Net Impact Case Competition.
Professor Jonah Rockoff and Colleagues Release Landmark Education Study
Social Enterprise News | January 20, 2012
A new study by Professor Jonah Rockoff and colleagues indicates that good elementary school teachers have a positive effect on students in the long-term.
MBAs Lend Their Skills to Nonprofit Boards
Social Enterprise News | December 12, 2011
BusinessWeek highlighted the Nonprofit Board Leadership Program, which pairs MBA students with alumni mentors serving on New York City nonprofit boards.
Leymah Gbowee Wins Nobel Peace Prize, Speaks at 2011 Social Enterprise Conference
Social Enterprise News | October 11, 2011
Leymah Gbowee, who was a keynote speaker at the Oct. 7 Social Enterprise Conference, was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize on the same day.
Social Venture Innovators
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Lending money to entrepreneurs whose endeavors are too large to receive microfinance loans but too small and risky to receive funding from traditional banks.
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Hiring unemployed residents of financially underserved communities to install solar and energy-efficient technology for small businesses, nonprofits, and affordable housing.
Leveraging crowdfunding technology to reduce preventable maternal and neonatal deaths and disability.
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