Isaac Solotaroff has been producing, editing and directing documentaries since 1999. His last film Ballplayer: Pelotero about two major-league baseball prospects from the Dominican Republic was released in theatrically...
...across the country last summer and acquired by HBO Latino. His previous film WHAM! BAM! ISLAM! opened...Read more
Jeremy Heimans is co-founder and CEO of Purpose, a home for building 21st century movements and ventures that use the power of participation to change the world. Since its launch in 2009, Purpose has launched several major...Read more
For the 2012 Social Enterprise Conference’s closing keynote, there was a discussion about social innovation featuring Joe Sibilia of CSRWire.com, Jennifer Crozier of IBM, Richard Hall of Intel, and Caroline Roan of Pfizer...
The 2012 Social Enterprise Conference convened more than 680 professionals, students, alumni, and faculty members on October 5.
The conference’s theme centered around Aligning Strategy to Maximize Impact, which focused on the importance of creating social...Read more
Engaging Customers and Clients in Social Change
Society will never change unless we collectively want it to. Social entrepreneurs may have great visions for transforming the world, but little can be accomplished without energizing and motivating those on the receiving end of change efforts: the clients and customers of social enterprises. While lessons can be learned from marketers and social media practitioners, there are unique challenges in adapting these ideas to solving social and environmental problems. Organizations ranging from multinational corporations to social venture startups need to grapple with questions such as:
What is the best way to compel customers to consider the social footprints of their purchases and leverage the power of the individual for social good?
How can grassroots ideas and engagement translate into action to create a movement?
How do you create demand for and deliver socially useful products and services that benefit underserved communities and the environment?
By uniting industry experts, thought leaders and practitioners, the 2013 Social Enterprise Conference will delve deeper into the ways leaders and managers can use innovative strategies to maximize social change.
Featuring Speakers from:
Green Hands USA
City Health Works
Forest City Ratner
The Huffington Post
and more to come. Check out the Speakers page to learn more.
Thank You to our Sponsors
Friday, October 4, 2013
New York City
Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa ’03
Founder & CEO
Teshkeel Media Group
The annual Social Enterprise Conference at Columbia Business School brings together thought leaders from across private, nonprofit, public, and academic sectors to share best practices, debate critical issues, and collaborate on innovative concepts to inspire change. Through interactive sessions, keynote speakers, workshops, a pitch competition, and networking opportunities, the conference presents guests with the opportunity to partake in the most important business and societal conversation of this new era. Tweet about the event by following @ColumbiaSEconf or by using #ColumbiaSEconf.