Social Enterprise Conference, Capital for Good

Friday, October 27, 2023
8:00 AM–6:30 PM

Columbia Business School, David Geffen Hall
645 W 130th St, New York, NY 10027
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About the Event

This headline event, located in the finance capital of the world, provides a unique opportunity to tap into the vibrant ecosystem of capital for impact through the lens of philanthropy, impact investing, ESG, and social venture and business examples. Social and environmental impact leaders in business, government, nonprofit, and philanthropy will speak to how they are changing the way we think about how capital is sourced and used to generate sustainable solutions to global, systemic challenges. Hear where opportunities exist to pursue future careers of impact on both the financing and implementation sides of capital for good.

Join us as we bring together industry leaders, investors, philanthropists, professionals, faculty, students, and alumni to share best practices and engender new ideas surrounding the intersection of capital, business, and society. Speaker presentations will catalyze conversations of change and embolden a generation to take risks in order to create a world in which everyone, regardless of where they were born, has the equal opportunity to succeed in creating a better life for themselves, their families, and their communities.

This conference was founded by Columbia Business School’s Social Enterprise Club members in 2002, and has grown to engage students across Columbia University, as the preeminent forum to explore and address the ever-changing topics of social and environmental innovation from the lens of business solutions.

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Governing Board

A special thank you to all our Governing Board members who guide the direction and develop the content of this conference!

Robert Annibale
Global Director, Community Development & Inclusive Finance, Citi

Nancy Barry
President, Enterprise Solutions to Poverty; Former President, Women’s World Banking

Melissa Berman
President & CEO, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors; Adjunct Professor, Columbia Business School

Mark Cirilli ’03BUS
Co-Founder & Managing Director, MissionPoint Capital Partners

Nancy Conrad
Founder & Chairman, The Conrad Foundation

Alexander S. Friedman ’98BUS
Group Chief Executive Officer, GAM Holding AG

Mark Fuller
Chairman and Founder, Monitor Group

Craig Hatkoff ’78BUS
Founder, Tribeca Film Festival
Co-founder, Disruptor Foundation

Joan Hornig ’84BUS
Founder, Joan Hornig Jewelry Design

Rob Katz
Co-founder & Co-Managing Editor,; Knowledge Portfolio Manager, Acumen Fund

Hunter Lovins
President and Founder, Natural Capitalism Solutions

Asad Mahmood
CEO & Managing Partner, Social Investment Manager & Advisors

Janet Morgan
Managing Director, Cornerstone Capital Group

Maggie Neilson ’07BUS
Partner and CEO, Global Philanthropy Group

Henrik Skovby
Chairman, Dalberg Group

David Steinberger
President and CEO, Perseus Books Group