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

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

HBS students: see deadlines for Social Enterprise Summer Fellowships

Mastering Nonprofit Leadership - Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management (SPNM) program

Check out the video of the Feb 6th workshop on "Developing an Effective SE Business Plan"

Register for the 2014 Social Enterprise Conference - March 29-30

America's Education System at a Crossroads: New Research and Insights on Business-Educator Partnerships in PK-12 Education
HBS Newsroom, February 6, 2014

60 Minutes features Year Up, Jobs Program Aids Fortune 500 and Underprivileged Youth
Gerald Chertavian, MBA 1992
60 Minutes, January 26, 2014

Walsh selects Daniel Arrigg Koh as mayoral chief of staff
Daniel Arrigg Koh, MBA 2011
Boston.com, January 4, 2014

We asked "What does Social Enterprise mean to you?". See this Storify of the responses.

Hear HBS student responses to the question "What does Social Enterprise mean to you?" in this video.

Investing in Change: Chuck ReCorr sends executive directors and board members to HBS's Social Enterprise Executive Education programs.

Replay the Social Enterprise Admissions webinar

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