Net Impact

Social Enterprise Conference

Business and Society: Building A Sustainable Future

October 7th, 2005

Columbia Business School



Conference Schedule

Last updated: August 25, 2005

Friday, October 7th
8:00am - 8:45am
Uris Hall
Breakfast and Conference Registration
9:00am - 10:15am BREAKOUT SESSION 1
Humanizing Supply and Demand: Perspectives on Fair Trade from Farm to Shelf;
Improving Economics of Renewable Energy Investment;
Financing Community Development: Private, Public, Not-for-Profit;
Charter Schools: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty and Illiteracy
10:30am - 11:45am BREAKOUT SESSION 2
Measuring Impact for NGOs;
Investing in Social Ventures;
Formulating Effective Strategy for Nonprofits
12:00pm - 1:15pm
Uris Hall- Hepburn Lounge and other rooms TBA
Lunch and Career Panels

Networking and the Art of the Informational Interview;
Peer-Based MBA Resume Review;
International Development Field Work

1:30pm - 2:45pm
Uris 301
Keynote Address: Recipient of the 2005 Botwinick Prize in
Business Ethics, Joan Bavaria, Founding President and CEO of Trillium Asset Management
3:00pm - 4:15pm BREAKOUT SESSION 3
Financial Sustainability of Microfinance;
Incorporating CSR into Corporate Culture;
The Role of Education Leaders in Meeting the Public School Crisis
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Lerner Hall, Party Space, Lower Level

Cocktail Reception
Featuring a talk and book signing by David Bornstein, author of How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas