New Approaches for Business and Society

The Tamer Center for Social Enterprise 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.

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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 Center hosts many events through out the academic year, including: