Social Enterprise

Four New Social Ventures Receive Seed Funding From Columbia’s Tamer Fund for Social Ventures

Social Enterprise News | June 9, 2022

Four new Tamer Fund for Social Venture awardees were selected after their participation in an application screening round, a due diligence process with student teams from a Columbia Business School course, and a final pitch to the fund’s investment board.

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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.

Topics: Business Economics and Public Policy, Leadership, Social Enterprise | Read Article

FreshDirect and the New York Common Pantry: A Partnership to Nourish New Yorkers

Social Enterprise News | May 17, 2022

Stephen Grimaldi, the executive director of New York Common Pantry, and John MacDonald and Scott Crawford, the chief marketing and chief merchandising officers of FreshDirect, talk about the extraordinary partnership the two organizations forged in the height of the pandemic.

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Greening Buildings, Blocks, and Cities: BlocPower and Decarbonization at Scale With Donnel Baird ’13

Social Enterprise News | May 3, 2022

Donnel Baird ’13 is the founder and CEO of BlocPower, a clean tech startup based in New York City that develops portfolios of clean energy retrofit opportunities in underserved communities and connects those opportunities to investors seeking social, environmental, and financial returns.

Topics: Energy, Entrepreneurship, Social Enterprise | Read Article

Athletes Unlimited: Professional Sports — and Business — Reimagined With Jonathan Soros

Social Enterprise News | April 19, 2022

Jonathan Soros is chief executive officer of JS Capital Management LLC and co-founder of Athletes Unlimited, a new model of professional sports and a reimagination of the way business can — and should — show up in the world.

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Public Private Partnerships and the Future of New York City With Kathryn Wylde

Social Enterprise News | April 5, 2022

Kathryn Wylde is one of New York and the country’s preeminent leaders when it comes to robust, cross-sector partnerships. As president and CEO of the Partnership for New York City, New York’s leading business organization, Wylde has been a key liaison between the city’s public and private sectors in the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery.

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Walking the Walk on Climate Change and Mission Aligned Investing With Valerie Rockefeller

Social Enterprise News | March 22, 2022

Valerie Rockefeller is one of the country’s most innovative leaders in the fight against climate change and in our transition to a low carbon economy. As chair of Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, and BankFWD, she is helping to pioneer ways to channel philanthropy and the capital markets towards a more inclusive and sustainable future.

Topics: Capital Markets and Investments, Energy, Social Enterprise | Read Article

A Stake in Each Other’s Dreams and Struggles With Governor Deval Patrick

Social Enterprise News | March 8, 2022

Governor Deval Patrick is one of the country’s most talented and inspiring leaders who has blazed many trails across and between the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. We explore some of the through lines in a career that has included successful chapters in civil rights law and activism, policy and politics, and entrepreneurship and investing. 

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The Care Economy: Expanding Our Imagination for What Is Possible With Ai-jen Poo

Social Enterprise News | February 22, 2022

Ai-jen Poo is one of the country’s most innovative and celebrated leaders of the labor and women’s movements. The executive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, she is an award-winning organizer, author, and leading voice on economic inclusion and shared prosperity.

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Three New Social Ventures Receive Seed Funding From Columbia’s Tamer Fund for Social Ventures

Social Enterprise News | December 21, 2021

Three new Tamer Fund for Social Venture awardees were selected after their participation in an application screening round, a due diligence process with student teams from a Columbia Business School course, and a final pitch to the fund’s investment board.

Topics: Entrepreneurship, Social Enterprise | Read Article

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