Social Enterprise News
March 08, 2010
Bruce Usher, who was the CEO of EcoSecurities Group and is an adjunct professor, has joined the Executives in Residence Program.
January 12, 2010
Mayor Michael Bloomberg awarded $20,000 to Greenext Technology Solutions as the winner of the NYC Next Idea Competition, which was sponsored by the Economic Development Council and co-organized by Columbia Business School.
December 28, 2009
In a column for Forbes, Prof. Ray Fisman discusses the results of study he conducted alongside academic colleagues with eBay, that found while consumers are willing to pay more for a good that is funding a philanthropic cause, the cost of the future donation is not fully compensated by the increase in sales. The study indicates the value of CSR events may be in branding, good-will and other purposes beyond profits.
April 29, 2009
According to UNEP, the award "recognizes individuals and organizations that have exemplified inspiration, vision, innovation, leadership and action for the environment."
January 06, 2009
The School's strategic partnerships with two leading African universities will focus on building capacity for business and management education, with an emphasis on entrepreneurship.
May 06, 2008
An evening featuring the remarks of Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, and Russell Carson '67, cofounder of private investment firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, raised more than $3 million for the School's programs and initiatives.
April 25, 2008
Out of a record field of 245 teams from 23 countries, a student team from CBS won the $25,000 grand prize at this year’s Global Social Venture Competition.
April 24, 2008
The Class of 2008 broke former participation records with a 95 percent participation rate in student contributions to the annual class gift.
April 18, 2008
CBS student Melissa D’Agostino was featured in a panel discussion hosted by Columbia University’s World Leaders Forum and moderated by President Lee C. Bollinger the evening of April 16.
March 06, 2008
CEO Lloyd Blankfein said the firm pledges $100 million to provide 10,000 underserved women with education and mentoring in business, management and entrepreneurship.