20 Years of Impact

HBS pioneered the concept of “social enterprise” with the founding of its Social Enterprise Initiative in 1993. As the Initiative commemorates its 20th anniversary, we celebrate its accomplishments in advancing the field and catalyzing action through the engagement of our key constituencies—faculty, students, alumni, and practitioners.

Advancing the Field

Through the work of the faculty, the Social Enterprise Initiative has built a foundation of knowledge that has both responded to and influenced the changing field of practice.

Catalyzing Action

Through the engagement of its constituents, the Social Enterprise Initiative has fostered the adaptation of new management frameworks to drive social change within all three sectors.