20 Years of Impact

A Network for Change

The Social Enterprise Initiative at HBS is a focal point for the creativity and energy of its worldwide community. This network includes students and alumni with backgrounds in all sectors who seek to engage in socially-driven pursuits at various stages of their personal and professional lives.

Student Spotlight: Social Enterprise Club

Focused on inspiring, educating, and connecting leaders who will create social change in the world, the Social Enterprise Club aims to cultivate a strong community of students committed to creating social impact in their careers. In addition to club-wide programming-such as annual events, speakers' series, and career treks-the club has six specific interest groups.

“Leading the Social Enterprise Club gave me the change to get to know so many other like-minded students and faculty, which in turn expanded my understanding of how I could uniquely make a difference post-MBA.”

Shivam Mallick Shah Co-President, HBS Social Enterprise ClubMBA 1999

Social Enterprise Club

The student-led Social Enterprise Club serves as a major vehicle for student interests, activities, and community building in and around social enterprise. Hear a conversation among the co-presidents from the Class of 2010

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Students Making an Impact

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Molly Doctors & Sage Trombulak
2013-14 Co-presidents Social Enterprise Club
Both MBA 2014

"Our mission is to inspire, educate, and connect leaders who aim to create positive change in the world."

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Social Enterprise Conference

The student-led Harvard Social Enterprise Conference provides a forum for exploring the synergies between all sectors to address critical social and environmental issues worldwide. This annual conference has become an important and dynamic event in the global social enterprise field.

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Adam Nathan
Leader, 2014 Social Enterprise Conference (SECON)
MBA 2015

"We want SECON 2014 to be a place where social entrepreneurs of all kinds can come together and teach and inspire each other to make an even bigger difference on the problems they're most passionate about."

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Alumni Making an Impact

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Alumni Pro Bono Consulting

Each year, through a network of alumni-led community consulting programs, HBS alumni contribute approximately $10 million worth of management consulting services to nonprofit organizations around the United States.

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Alumni Club-Based Social Enterprise Scholarships

More than 20 alumni clubs around the world provide scholarships for local nonprofit executives to attend HBS Social Enterprise Executive Education programs. Since 2004, alumni clubs have funded the tuition for approximately 500 nonprofit leaders.

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John Whitehead Chair Emeritus, HBS Social Enterprise Initiative Advisory Board Chairman, The Goldman Sachs Foundation Founder, John C. Whitehead Fund for Not-for-Profit Management MBA 1947

Where to find nonprofit leaders? John Whitehead turns to Harvard Business School.

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