Samantha Tweedy and the Black Economic Alliance Foundation: Closing the Racial Wealth Gap – An Investment in Shared Prosperity and the Growth of the American Economy

Social Enterprise News | May 31, 2022

Samantha Tweedy, the inaugural president of the Black Economic Alliance Foundation, has spent her career building and leading transformative racial and economic justice initiatives at the intersection of the public, private, and philanthropic sectors.

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Leadership, Inclusive Growth, and the Future of New York City With Dan Doctoroff

Social Enterprise News | March 30, 2021

Dan Doctoroff, chairman and CEO of Sidewalk Labs, explores “crisis as catalyst,” how New York’s leaders re-imagined and rebuilt the city in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks with strong management and execution, resourceful innovation, and a belief that “the impossible is possible” — all essential elements for recovery today.

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Tamer Center Honors Shaiza Rizavi ’96, Jon Friedland ’97 for Their Dedication to Social Enterprise

School News | April 16, 2017

The second annual Tamer Center for Social Enterprise Awards Breakfast drew more than 250 attendees and raised a record-breaking $1 million.

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(Hello Guru) Does a bureaucratic organization hamper individual creativity?

Social Enterprise News | March 4, 2014

Without an organization, a dream will end as a dream. A Chat with the Organizational Management Guru, Professor Raymond Fisman, Columbia Business School.

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Donnel Baird Uses Community Power to Generate Green Energy Projects

Social Enterprise News | March 6, 2013

Social Enterprise Program student Donnel Baird ’13 was recently featured on PBS Newshour as an “Agent of Change” for his social enterprise, BlocPower. BlocPower is an organization that aims to provide job training and energy-efficient products in underserved New York City neighborhoods. 

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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.

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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.

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Banking On Social Enterprise

Social Enterprise News | May 2, 2011

Managing a successful turnaround was just the first step for Neighborhood Trust CEO Justine Zinkin '02, who is proving that's possible for banks to serve New York City's poorest individuals, and help them achieve long-term financial stability.

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Summer Fellows lend essential business skills to organizations in NYC

Social Enterprise News | September 23, 2009

More than 50 MBA students spent the summer working with socially engaged organizations in NYC. Here's a recap of some of their work.

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Executive Education Expands Reach With New Social Enterprise Programming

Social Enterprise News | January 20, 2009

Raymond D. Horton, the Frank R. Lautenberg Professor of Ethics and Corporate Governance at Columbia Business School, is appointed the faculty director of Social Enterprise programs within the Executive Education division.

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