“Countless leaders, from social entrepreneurs to corporate executives to public servants, are aggressively committing themselves to make a difference in the world.”
  • Thomas J. Tierney, MBA 1980
  • Chairman, HBS Social Enterprise Initiative Advisory Board
  • Chairman & Co-Founder, The Bridgespan Group
  • James E. Canales, President and Trustee, Barr Foundation
Daniel Cardinali, President and Chief Executive Officer, Communities in Schools

  • Gerald Chertavian, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Year Up (MBA '92)
Stacey Childress, Chief Executive Officer, NewSchools Venture Fund (MBA '00)

Maya Chorengel, Senior Partner, Impact and Financial Services Impact Sector Lead, TPG/The Rise Fund (MBA '97)

  • Sir Ronald Cohen, Chairman, Global Social Impact Investment Steering Group; Chairman, The Portland Trust (MBA '69)
  • Gururaj “Desh” Deshpande, President and Chairman, Sparta Group LLC

  • Joanna Jacobson, President, One8 Foundation (MBA '87)

  • Jacqueline Novogratz, Chief Executive Officer, Acumen

  • Mark Nunnelly, Executive Director of MassIT and Special Advisor to the Massachusetts Governor for Technology and Innovation (MBA ’84)
  • Nancy Roob, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation; Chief Executive Officer, Blue Meridian Partners
  • Laurene Sperling, President, Sperling Family Charitable Foundation (MBA ’82)
  • Mark Tercek, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Nature Conservancy (MBA ’84)

  • John H. McArthur, MBA 1959, DBA 1963
  • (1934-2019)
  • Founding Dean
  • George Fisher Baker Professor of Administration Emeritus and Dean Emeritus, Harvard Business School

  • John C. Whitehead, MBA 1947
  • (1922-2015)
  • Founding Chairman
  • Former Co-Chairman, Goldman Sachs; Former Deputy Secretary of State