As part of our commitment to supporting the vitality of NYC’s social enterprise sector, the Harvard Business School Club of New York and Community Partners organize events throughout the year addressing topics of particular interest to the nonprofit and for-profit social enterprise sectors.
Our programming includes speakers, panel discussions, case studies led by HBS professors, and small group gatherings to discuss a particular topic, with emphasis on nonprofit management and growth, innovative business models integrating ESG, and broad societal issues.
We encourage alumni to suggest events, offer connections or introductions, and learn more about how to get involved with our volunteer team organizing social enterprise programming for the HBS Club of NY.
Please contact Cori Floyd (CommunityPartners@hbscny.org) with your ideas or to get more information about our work.
Unemployment in New York City – potential solutions that address diversity and inclusion and fundamental changes in the nature of work.
June 17th, 2021
Six-day conference with 30+speakers (including HBS Professor Lynda Applegate, HBS Professor Shawn Cole, and Ford Foundation President Darren Walker) addressing varied themes (Rethinking Governance, Adapting to a Changing Landscape, Equity and Inclusion in Action, and Partnering for Systemic Change), and interactive workshops, peer networking, and board fair opportunities.
May 4th- 6th and May 11th – 13th, 2021
Ranked Choice Voting – understanding the process, potential issues relating to fairness, candidate strategies, and voter education.
March 3rd, 2021
The role of nonprofit board members: how they support their organizations in a changing environment.
October 26th, 2020
Conscious Capitalism — the potential of business to make a positive impact on the world by focusing on higher purposes that serve, align, and integrate the interests of major stakeholders.
September 15th, 2020
Inequality and social policy — the nexus of poverty, crime, substandard housing, and failing schools.
August 27th, 2020
The use of personalized music playlists to enable those with cognitive and physical limitations to reconnect with the world through music-inspired memories.
August 19th, 2020
Public interest environmental law organization: protecting people’s health and the environment.
July 14th, 2020
Blending capitalism and social justice — impact investing and leadership perspectives for developing sustainable solutions.
June 22nd, 2020
Environmentally responsible farming — a passion for transforming agriculture and feeding humanity.
September 5th, 2019
Economic systems and the pursuit of happiness, prosperity, and equity for all.
April 9th, 2019
Recognition of local nonprofits demonstrating exceptional leadership and management; case study discussion and leadership insights shared by HBS Professor Dutch Leonard.
April 8th, 2019
Leadership, risk, and transformational breakthroughs in social impact and beyond.
March 13th, 2019
Socially-conscious, conservation-oriented travelers – a hybrid organization making an impact in Africa.
November 14th, 2018
Building a more sustainable and equitable economy – the role of the investment community in addressing climate change.
November 13th, 2018
Modifications to the electoral process– recent progress and opportunities for non-partisan solutions.
September 26th, 2018
EdTech and learning — the need for critical transformations and radical change.
September 20th, 2018
B Lab certification of for-profit companies – improving impact on society and the environment.
June 27th, 2018
Sustainable and socially responsible investing across asset classes.
June 12th, 2018
The refugee crisis – the duty of rescue, international community, and societal response.
June 6th, 2018
Civil rights, fair treatment for all, and the need for innovation to address hate and bias in society.
May 23rd, 2018
Gender equality, economic opportunities, and correlations with GDP growth.
March 8th, 2018