New Approaches for Business and Society

The Social Enterprise Program at Columbia Business School advances the understanding of how management can contribute to society and the environment and develops the next generation of social enterprise leaders.

This website, columbiasocialenterprise.org, is intended for event registration for certain constituents of the Social Enterprise Program. For further information, please visit our public site at www.gsb.columbia.edu/socialenterprise.

Social enterprise comprises the issues and activities that lie at the intersection of business practice and the interests of society. This incorporates questions of how businesses impact society through their strategies and operations – by reducing their carbon footprints, developing products to serve disadvantaged communities, supporting charities, and myriad other activities. It also includes the application of business and management principles to help a wider range of organizations – governments, nonprofits and social ventures – to perform their best.

The Social Enterprise has many events and initatives, including: