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Upcoming CSR Conference: 2012 Social Enterprise Conference

 

Friday, October 5th, The Social Enterprise Program of the Columbia Business School (Columbia University – New York) will host the 2012 Social Enterprise Conference.  According to the conference website, the conference ” brings together thought leaders from across private, nonprofit, public, and academic sectors to share best practices, debate critical issues, and collaborate on innovative concepts to inspire change. Through interactive sessions, keynote speakers, workshops, a pitch competition, and networking opportunities, the conference presents guests with the opportunity to partake in the most important business and societal conversation of this new era.” Continue reading

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The Debate Over Social Enterprise

Not too long ago I was unfamiliar with the term social enterprise.  I had been out for coffee with a friend who mentioned it in passing; apparently she had recently had a stimulating conversation with an old acquaintance about about the subject.  I had no clue what she was talking about, but I nodded my head, acting as though I fully understood to what she was referring.  As soon as I got home, I started googling and venturing through Wikipedia.  The Social Enterprise Alliance defines social enterprises as, “businesses whose primary purpose is the common good. They use the methods and disciplines of business and the power of the marketplace to advance their social, environmental and human justice agendas.” Continue reading