Corporate social responsibility, says Ray Fisman, can help companies earn consumers' trust, and perhaps even higher profits.
Professor Geoff Heal says there are two actions that can mitigate the effect of greenhouse gases on the planet.
New financial tools and technologies are poised to change the way microfinance is practiced, says Suresh Sundaresan.
More than 55 MBA students in the Social Enterprise Program participated in the Summer Fellowship Program. Read more about their experiences.
New research reveals how connectivity in local social networks promotes cooperation.
Millions of dollars are being raised for aid to earthquake survivors in Haiti. What does this mean for charitable giving and CSR?
The First Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Case Competition, sponsored by IBM, looked at the Norwegian Government Pension Fund and its divestiture of Wal-Mart.
Does teacher certification affect student performance?
Global economic growth and sustainability can -- and should -- go hand in hand, argues Geoffrey Heal, who here offers, in the keynote address prepared for the Rio+20 sustainability summit, four crucial steps to building long-term fiscal and environmental prosperity.
Professor Shang-Jin Wei, the new director of the Chazen Institute, discusses how innovation and the environment are tied to the global economy.
Does anonymity create a more honest selection process or increase the chances that corrupt elements can hide?
When it comes to social responsibility, being too bad or too good can bring harmful headlines.
Geoffrey Heal discusses his new book, in which he considers how a firm's environmental and social performance affect its competitiveness and financial performance.
Executive in Residence Bruce Usher says the United States must take fast action on clean-energy projects to compete with China in the clean-tech race.
New research shows just how much teacher absences hurt student achievement.
Paul Tierney, chairman of TechnoServe, an organization that provides technical assistance to entrepreneurs in developing countries, explains what works and what doesn't.
A simple text message can prompt the poor to double their savings.
New research from Professor Ray Fisman and his colleagues shows that linking a product with a charity donation is an effective way to boost sales.
Professor Stephan Meier's research looks at the ways individuals behave with financial products. How can firms better help consumers make decisions?
Bruce Kogut, the director of the School's Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics, discusses the center's latest perspective about making the financial sector work for Wall Street and Main Street after the financial crisis.
In a video interview, Nancy Barry, CEO of Enterprise Solutions for Poverty, shares her thoughts about how the private sector can be used to help low-income countries build businesses.
From the economy to economic gangsters, this reading list comprises some of the books faculty members enjoyed most last year.
How municipal governments can use incentive programs to create a shorter commute and improve welfare for all.
A group of Columbia Business School students attended the annual Net Impact Conference last weekend, where one topic of discussion was the future of energy. What business models have the greatest growth potential?
The program will offer a select group of students the opportunity to combine research and practice to design efforts that seek to drive capital toward investments that promote sustainable economic growth.
The generous endowed gift will support the teaching, research, and ancillary activities related to Usher’s role as the SEP’s co-director.
Manmeet Kaur '12, executive director and founder of City Health Works, is applying lessons learned from community health programs in Africa and India to East Harlem.
Without an organization, a dream will end as a dream.
A Chat with the Organizational Management Guru, Professor Raymond Fisman, Columbia Business School.
This article originally appeared on the Columbia University News page: http://news.columbia.edu/research/3241
Enhancing Your Career Success in a Multi-Generational Workplace
Columbia Business School would like to invite you to our new Spark Social Venture Workshop series!
Spark provides Social Innovators with an opportunity to explore resources, connections and potential solutions to help their social ventures, by tapping the collective knowledge within Columbia University, and the larger entrepreneurial and social impact community in the New York area and beyond.
This workshop is open to all who are willing to bring their ideas, experience, and connections to help solve social and environmental challenges that these social innovators aim to address.
This event is supported by theÃ?Â Social Enterprise Program, theÃ?Â Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center and theÃ?Â Social Enterprise ClubÃ?Â at Columbia Business School.
Elizabeth B. Strickler ’86 and Mark T. Gallogly ’86 have made a generous gift to Columbia Business School to establish the fund in honor of Ms. Strickler’s mother.
A 1949 Columbia Business School graduate and a member School’s Board of Overseers, the senior senator from New Jersey died on June 3 due to complications from viral pneumonia.
Professors Ray Fisman and Bruce Usher,Â Co-Directors of the Social Enterprise Program (SEP),Â shed light on some of the challenges social entrepreneurs may face in making organizational decisions.
Profs. Fisman and Usher, co-directors of the Social Enterprise Program, discuss the importance of equipping student entrepreneurs with the framework and ideas that will help them in innovating for social change.