Net Impact

Social Enterprise Conference

Business and Society: Building A Sustainable Future

October 7th, 2005

Columbia Business School



Social Enterprise Conference Overview

The 2005 Social Enterprise Conference, organized by the Social Enterprise Club, Managers for International Development Initiatives and Global Social Venture Competition, highlighted efforts within the business, nonprofit and government sectors to generate financial, social and environmental wealth through innovative business practices and partnerships to build a sustainable future. The event brought together industry leaders, professionals, faculty, alumni and students to share best practices and to engender new ideas surrounding the intersection of mission and business.

Panels explored such topics as international development, social entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility and sustainability, nonprofit and public management, and community development.

The Benjamin Botwinick Prize in Business Ethics is presented annually to an individual or representative of a business organization exemplifying the highest standard of professional and ethical conduct. The award was founded by the late Benjamin Botwinick, BS ’26. 2005's honoree was Joan Bavaria, Founding President and CEO of Trillium Asset Management, who gave a keynote address at the conference.

To read more about the panels and about Ms. Bavaria's keynote address, follow the links below:

Columbia Business School


Sponsoring -Partner:

Global Social Venture Competition


United Technologies

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