1. 20 Years of Impact

  2. Nonprofit Strategy & Governance

    • Professor Alnoor Ebrahim is developing frameworks that serve as diagnostic tools for organizations to better define what they are trying to achieve and how to measure it.
  3. Business for Social Impact

    • Senior Lecturer Michael Chu, MBA 1976, teaches MBA field-based courses that examine the key success factors of business models focused on low-income sectors to create financial returns and social value.
  4. K-12 Education

    • Over the last decade, the Public Education Leadership Project has brought together faculty from HBS and the Harvard Graduate School of Education—
      including professors Allen Grossman, John Kim, and Susan Moore Johnson—
      to work with school districts to advance urban school achievement.
  5. Impact Investing

    • Professors Dutch Leonard and Kash Rangan explore the evolving landscape of financial flows in search of social returns—developing case studies and frameworks to better understand approaches toward linking social impact and profitability.
  6. Influencing Practice

    • "Having multiple members of our senior staff and Board attend social enterprise executive education programs enabled us to build a core set of strategic skills. As a result, we have moved our work for the world's poorest children to a new level." – Carolyn Miles, President and CEO, Save the Children
  7. Supporting Careers

    • "My internship experience within the Social Enterprise Summer Fellowship program was a crucial one for my professional and personal growth. It has had a longstanding impact on my career choices and path." – Brian Elliot, MBA 2008
  8. Accelerating Innovation

    • "We are driven to ensure that our students remain on a truly transformational trajectory that will allow them to succeed on the path to college and reach their full potential." – Scott Given, MBA 2010, Founder and CEO of Unlocking Potential.
  9. A Network for Change

    • "I have been in awe of the commitment and the quality of work that I have seen from our alumni consulting teams." – Nancy Huang, MBA 1996, Executive Director, Community Partners, HBS Association of Northern California

News & Events

The Performance Imperative: A framework for social-sector excellence
SEI Advisory Board Member Mario Morino, Professors Ebrahim & Grossman

Remembering John Whitehead (MBA 1947)

Philanthropy 2.0: Investing with a Purpose
Sir Ronald Cohen, SEI Advisory Board Member
The Business

The Truth About CSR
V. Kasturi Rangan, Lisa Chase, and Sohel Karim
Harvard Business Review, January 2015

Getting Schooled: HBS Research Identifies How Business Can and Should Help Reform K-12 Education
Michael E. Porter and Jan Rivkin
Harvard Gazette

Man of the Year-Up: Creating Opportunity for Young Adults
Gerald Chertavian (MBA 1992), SEI Advisory Board Member
Harvard Business School Newsroom

The Men Behind the Mayors: How Business Can Impact Government
Mitch Weiss (MBA 2004) and Dan Koh (MBA 2011)
Harvard Business School Newsroom

The Future of Impact Investing: A Conversation with Sir Ronald Cohen and Top Leaders in the Field Mon, Nov. 3, 6 - 7:30pm: please register here.

Social Enterprise organizations: consider hiring an HBS student as a summer associate for 2015.

See the presentation from the September 9 Social Enterprise Initiative Kick-Off!

Read about SEI's recent visit to NYC

Harvard's New Social Enterprise Director
Poets & Quants, August 4, 2014

Leadership in Action: read about this year's Strategic Perspectives in Non-Profit Management (SPNM) program

Harvard Business School Appoints Matt Segneri Director of Its Social Enterprise Initiative

What Impact? Resist Taking Credit for Results You Can't Achieve
By Alnoor Ebrahim and V. Kasturi Rangan
The Conference Board, July 22, 2014

Check out the storify from our July 9 Twitter conversation with Social Enterprise Summer Fellows.

Social Enterprise Initiative Marks 20th Anniversary
HBS Alumni Bulletin, March 1, 2014

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