New Approaches for Business and Society

The Tamer Institute for Social Enterprise and Climate Change at Columbia Business School educates leaders to use business knowledge, entrepreneurial skills, and management tools to address social and environmental challenges.

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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 Institute hosts many events throughout the academic year, including: