Francisco Noguera

Tomorrow: Columbia Business School Social Enterprise Conference

Have you registered for the Columbia Business School Social Enterprise Conference? It’s tomorrow, and we’re looking forward to the discussions that will build on the recent SOCAP and ANDE conferences.

Not only is Dr. Raj Shah speaking, (read Heather Esper’s post on his ANDE speech), but there are quite a few panels that relate to market-based solutions to development challenges in emerging markets. Three sessions caught my eye: Innovative Mobile Phone Strategies and Applications in the Developing World, Leveraging Distribution Networks to Grow BOP Markets, and Connecting the Dots through Social Impact Measurement. One of the panelists, Echoing Green Fellow David del Ser Bartolomé, wrote a great preview of the mobile solutions panel, which you can read here.

So I hope I’ll see you tomorrow at Columbia! Over the last couple of years, I’ve seen the growing committment of the Business School to the idea and practice of social enterprise (as recently recognized by CNN). Now, as a new member of the Columbia community, I’m seeing the ripple effects of the Social Enterprise Program across campus, and the growing interest of students of other disciplines in making a contribution to the next wave of growth of social enterprise.

To register, click here.