Tag Archives: social enterprise

Introduction to the Special Section on Social Entrepreneurship

By Paul N. Bloom Social entrepreneurs are leaders of ventures that employ innovative approaches to address social problems. Their innovations can emerge in the ways the products or services of the venture function; the ways they are distributed and delivered; …

Creating Financial Markets: Lessons from Finance Pioneer Ron D. Cordes

This post was written by first year MBA student Ian Cain.  Ian reflects on a recent visit from Ron D. Cordes, co-chairman of Genworth Financial Wealth Management and founder of ImpactAssets.  Cordes came to Fuqua as part of the CASE i3 speaker series on impact investing.  …

The Past, Present, and Future of Social Entrepreneurship

By Katherine Fulton and J. Gregory Dees In February 2006, New Profit Inc. hosted a Gathering of Leaders at Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, New York. There, a group of visionary social entrepreneurs, along with leaders from business, policy, …

For-Profit Social Ventures

By J. Gregory Dees and Beth Battle Anderson Traditional sector boundaries are breaking down as societies search for more innovative, cost-effective, and sustainable ways to solve social problems and provide socially important goods, such as education and health care. One …

Scaling Social Impact: Strategies for Spreading Social Innovations

By J. Gregory Dees and Beth Battle Anderson This presentation provides guidance for addressing the challenge of “scaling out” – spreading social sector innovations into new geographic locations in order to achieve greater impact.  In addition to offering a four-stage …

New Schools Venture Fund (A)

By J. Gregory Dees and Beth Battle Anderson In December 2000, New Schools Venture Fund was debating the role it should play in helping one of its for-profit investees, LearnNow, attract new capital. A $20 million venture philanthropy fund, New …

New Schools Venture Fund (B)

By J. Gregory Dees and Beth Battle Anderson Supplements the (A) case. Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business Harvard Business Publishing, Prod # SI7B-PDF-ENG, 2001 http://cb.hbsp.harvard.edu/cb/web/product_detail.seam;jsessionid=795080605C6D2E8437D77DEF2B4151CE?R=SI7B-PDF-ENG&conversationId=772906

Social Enterprise: An Alternative Career Choice for MBAs

By Gregory J Dees For new MBAs interested in pursuing nontraditional business careers, the social sector provides a promising and challenging alternative. For the majority of MBAs, it is more likely that they will serve the social sector on a …