Hosted by the Social Enterprise Initiative

Business for Social Impact Forum

May 6 -7, 2014

Organizer

Social Enterprise

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All sessions will take place in the Hawes 201 classroom
Transportation between campus and the Doubletree and Courtyard Boston-Cambridge Hotels will be provided.

May 6
A Harvard University shuttle bus will depart the Courtyard Boston-Cambridge Hotel at 7:30 am and the Doubletree Hotel at 7:45 am.

8:00 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

Hawes Hall 2nd Floor Lounge
8:30 AM- 12:00 PM

Session 1: Innovative Business Models

Opening Remarks
The role of the private sector in achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

Discussion with Panelists
How can businesses create social impact? When does it work and when does it not? Why is success difficult to replicate? 

12:00 -1:30 PM

Lunch

Hawes Hall 2nd Floor Lounge
1:30 - 5:00 PM

Session 2: Lessons from the Field of Impact Investing

Plenary Case Discussion  
Led by HBS faculty.

Discussion with Panelists
What have we learned from the short history of impact investing? What are the key challenges? Does it have a future?

6:00 -8:00 PM

Reception and Dinner

Williams Room, Spangler Hall

A Harvard shuttle bus will depart the HBS Spangler Patio at 8:10 pm, dropping off at the Doubletree Hotel and the Courtyard Boston-Cambridge Hotel.
May 7
A Harvard University shuttle bus will depart the Courtyard Boston-Cambridge Hotel at 7:30 am and the Doubletree Hotel at 7:45 am.

8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

Hawes Hall 2nd Floor Lounge
8:30 AM- 12:15 PM

Session 3: Defining Success: What Is Social Impact?

Discussion with Panelists
What is success at the organization level? What is success at the system level?


Closing Remarks

12:15-12:45 PM

Boxed Lunches

Hawes Hall 2nd Floor Lounge