Author Archives: Olivia Allen

SEI Students Implement Impact Investment in the Dominican Republic

By Olivia Allen On Sat­ur­day, May 2nd, SEI stu­dents, fac­ulty and staff will travel to Santo Domingo, Domini­can Repub­lic to study micro­fi­nance and eco­nomic devel­op­ment in the Domini­can Repub­lic and Cuba. Lead­er­ship at Esper­anza Inter­na­tional, a micro­fi­nance insti­tu­tion and Grameen repli­cant will task stu­dents from North­east­ern and Insti­tuto Tec­nológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC) with a research …
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Advice for Graduates from Leaders in Social Change

Education: Empowering Girls One Book at a Time

By Den­nis Shaugh­nessy  On April 23, the Social Enter­prise Insti­tute had the great plea­sure of host­ing John Wood, founder of Room to Read, and Nick Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Pulitzer Prize win­ners and authors of “Half the Sky: Turn­ing Oppres­sion into Oppor­tu­nity for Women World­wide” for a panel dis­cus­sion, mod­er­ated by Sheila Mer­cado, founder of Care.com. …
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Harvard Social Enterprise Conference 2014 Pauses to Reflect on the Past 15 Years in Order to Shape the Next 15

By Kather­ine Wool­ley The 2014 Social Enter­prise Con­fer­ence spon­sored by the Har­vard Busi­ness School and Har­vard Kennedy School of Gov­ern­ment marked the 15th anniver­sary of the conference’s tenure.  At this junc­ture, the week­end assumed a reflec­tive role in sup­port of the theme: “Reflect­ing on the Past, Shap­ing the Future.” North­east­ern stu­dents rep­re­sent­ing the Social Enter­prise Insti­tute joined …
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Fall 2014 Social Enterprise Institute Course Offerings

ENTR 2206: Global Social Enter­prise For­merly known as “Social Entre­pre­neur­ship” Designed to pro­vide stu­dents with an in-depth expo­sure to entre­pre­neur­ship in the social sec­tor, a rapidly grow­ing seg­ment of the global econ­omy. Uses the case method to expose stu­dents to lead­ing entre­pre­neurs who have devel­oped and imple­mented busi­ness mod­els to solve social prob­lems such as extreme poverty, …
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Green Mountain Coffee Roasters: Brewing Change for Smallholder Farmers

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By Olivia Allen On Wednes­day, March 26, the Social Enter­prise Insti­tute hosted Rick Peyser, Direc­tor of Social Advo­cacy and Sup­ply Chain Com­mu­nity Out­reach for its monthly lec­ture series event to give a lec­ture titled “Behind the Bean: Brew­ing Change at Green Moun­tain Cof­fee Roast­ers.” Peyser, who has worked for Green Moun­tain Cof­fee Roast­ers (GMCR) since 1987 became …
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SEI Students Commit to Social Change at the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative University Conference

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By Olivia Allen On March 21st, six stu­dents from the Social Enter­prise Insti­tute trav­eled to Phoenix, Ari­zona to take part in the Clin­ton Global Ini­tia­tive Uni­ver­sity con­fer­ence (CGIU). Over the week­end, they pre­sented projects, inter­acted with stu­dents from 89 coun­tries around the globe. The con­fer­ence was held at Ari­zona State Uni­ver­sity, an insti­tu­tion that echoed CGIU’s ethos of social …
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