Rob Katz

Columbia B-School’s Social Enterprise Conference

Hands with GlobeThe Columbia Business School will hold its annual social enterprise conference this coming Friday in New York, featuring speakers from a wide range of companies and organizations. There will be a bottom-of-the-pyramid panel, where Sasha Dichter, Diana Yousef, and Erik Simanis will hold court under the watchful eye of moderator Murray Low.

Registration is reasonable; if you can make it to New York this Friday, it would be well worth your while to check out the proceedings. If anyone is going and would like to blog about it as a guest poster here at NextBillion, please drop us a line.

Social Enterprise Conference 2006: Raising the Bar will bring together industry leaders, students, academics and practitioners to discuss strategies and challenges in three areas: Social and Environmental Impact, Leadership and Ethics, and Social Capital Markets. Panels will feature speakers from all sectors to challenge and deepen current understanding of topics such as global health and business, corporate social responsibility, community development finance, bottom of the pyramid business strategy, climate change and renewable energy, private equity in emerging markets, multinational and corruption and education.