Investor Peter Lynch to Speak on Investing in the Future

Renowned investor Peter Lynch will be speaking at HBS about a topic to which he is very dedicated but is seldom asked to discuss-his focus on philanthropy. For the past 17 years he has served on multiple charitable boards and as Chairman of the Inner-City Scholarship Fund for which he has raised over $65M to… Continue reading Investor Peter Lynch to Speak on Investing in the Future

SEC Sponsored Music Concert Promises More Than Entertainment

The Harvard Square Homeless Shelter Benefit Concert is not just about great music, but also about reaching out to our community. What do you get when you combine incredible talent, initiative and the urge to contribute to the larger community in every way possible? A benefit concert organized by enterprising HBS students who will be… Continue reading SEC Sponsored Music Concert Promises More Than Entertainment

Kopp Teaches HBS About Teach For America

Wendy Kopp, President and Founder of Teach for America (TFA), spoke to a packed Spangler Auditorium on Thursday, September 7th. In a forum sponsored by the HBS Social Enterprise Initiative with the Social Enterprise Club and the Entrepreneurship Club, Kopp shared with students and faculty from across the University’s schools both about TFA’s past and… Continue reading Kopp Teaches HBS About Teach For America

Acelero: Starting a Business in Social Services

For education entrepreneur Aaron Lieberman, the importance of knowing every aspect of the start-up business from the ground up is paramount. “Start small,” he counsels. “Learn as much as you can and figure things out as you go along.” Lieberman was invited by the Social Enterprise Club to speak to HBS students last Wednesday. A… Continue reading Acelero: Starting a Business in Social Services

Social Enterprise Perspectives: Summer in Narok, Kenya

Social Enterprise Summer Fellow: Rick Buhrman (OB) Internship: Maasai Education Discovery (MED) Instead of taking the traditional investment banking or consulting routes, last summer almost ten percent of EC’s dared to do something different by participating in the HBS Social Enterprise Summer Fellowship program. Since 1982, the fellowship has helped students find positions in social… Continue reading Social Enterprise Perspectives: Summer in Narok, Kenya

Include Social Enterprise in your Career:

Cristina Lopez, MBA ’98, got her start in social enterprise as a summer fellow with the HBS Community Enterprise Program. Though her current role in Investment Management at Wellington keeps her busy on the for-profit side, her social enterprise interests remain active through various HBS alumni activities. Prior to this role, Cristina worked in private… Continue reading Include Social Enterprise in your Career:

It's About the Passion

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with the Executive Director of The Trustees of Reservations, Andy Kendall (HBS Class of 1988), through the Social Enterprise Club’s alumni mentor program. The Trustees is the nation’s oldest statewide land conservation organization. Their purpose is to preserve, for public use and enjoyment, landscapes of exceptional scenic, historic,… Continue reading It's About the Passion

Crossing the Sectoral Divide

“The lines between the private and non-profit sectors are blurring,” Michael Chu stated last Wednesday in a panel sponsored by the Social Enterprise Club on changing sectors throughout one’s career. Chu and fellow panelists Kelly Fitzsimmons and Susan Wolf Ditkoff debunked a number of commonly shared myths about the differences between the non-profit and private… Continue reading Crossing the Sectoral Divide

Social Enterprise Club launches Alumni Mentorship Program

January 30th marked the kick-off of the Social Enterprise Club’s (SEC) pilot mentorship program. The social was attended by amazing individuals working to sustain poor communities, improve the environment and educate needy children. And these were your fellow students! The night also hosted accomplished HBS alumni from the non-profit and socially-oriented for-profit sector with interests… Continue reading Social Enterprise Club launches Alumni Mentorship Program