2015

New MBA Elective Public Entrepreneurship is introduced.

2014

HBS-led forum on Business for Social Impact convenes over 100 practitioners and academics to discuss the global role of business in creating social change

2013

US Competitiveness convening focused on Business and Education Leaders Together: Accelerating Opportunities for America's Students.

2012

Two new MBA FIELD courses introduced: Social Impact Investing and Social Innovation Lab.

2011

HBS-led Forum on Social Impact Investing builds upon its prior research on venture philanthropy and social capital markets and pursues an action research agenda with practitioners, which results in multiple papers and course notes, a project-based field course, and a case-based course module on the mobilization of financial resources for social change.

2010

New MBA Elective Managing Global Health is introduced.

2009

Co-hosted High-Impact Philanthropy Conference to engage individual philanthropists to examine models of high-impact philanthropy.

2008

The New MBA Elective Leading and Governing High-Performing Nonprofit Organizations is introduced.

HBS convenes leaders to discuss “The Future of Social Enterprise.”

2007

New MBA Elective Commerce and Society is introduced.

2006

New MBA Elective Business at the Base of the Pyramid is introduced.

2005

HBS-led forum, Global Poverty: Business Solutions and Approaches, brings together 120 academics and business, nonprofit, and government leaders from around the world, resulting in a book, an MBA elective course, and an executive education program for leaders in the microfinance industry.

New Executive Education program Corporate Social Responsibility introduced.

2003

New MBA Elective Entrepreneurship in Education Reform.

New Executive Education program Public Education Leadership Program (PELP).

2002

Leadership Fellows program launches, enabling a select number of graduating HBS students to experience high-impact management positions in nonprofit and public-sector organizations for one year at a competitive salary.

2001

The Social Enterprise Knowledge Network (SEKN) forms as a partnership among HBS, several leading Latin American business schools, and the AVINA Foundation to carry out joint research, develop teaching materials, and strengthen social enterprise educational programs in Latin America.

New Executive Education program Performance Measurement for Effective Management of Nonprofit Organizations (PMNO) is introduced.

Social Enterprise Track of HBS New Venture Competition is introduced, for ventures that drive social change using nonprofit, for-profit, or hybrid models.

2000

Social Enterprise Conference (SECON) launches: Since its inception, SECON has been entirely student run, and has become one of the more popular conferences on campus, attracting hundreds of students, alumni, and practitioners annually to explore the intersection of business and social impact.

1998

New MBA Elective Business Leadership and Strategic Corporate Citizenship.

HBS convenes Consumer-Driven Health Care conference.

1997
HBS convenes Business Leadership in the Social Sector.

1996

New Executive Education program Governing for Nonprofit Excellence (GNE).

HBS convenes Nonprofit Strategy conference.

1995

New Executive Education program Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management (SPNM).

1994

New MBA Elective Entrepreneurship in the Social Sector is introduced.

1993

HBS pioneers the concept of social enterprise with the founding of its Social Enterprise Initiative (SEI), led by Professors James E. Austin and V. Kasturi Rangan, with founding support from the John C. Whitehead Fund for Not-for-Profit Management.