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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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Two Degrees Food

Mal­nu­tri­tion is the num­ber one killer of chil­dren under five in the devel­op­ing world. Community-based Ther­a­peu­tic Care (CTC) and Ready-to-Use Foods (RUF) have rev­o­lu­tion­ized how mal­nu­tri­tion is diag­nosed and treated. By treat­ing chronic hunger and under­nour­ish­ment by pro­vid­ing for­ti­fied meals to chil­dren through school-based health clinics, Two Degrees is help­ing chil­dren receive the care they need to live …
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Root Capital

Founded in 1999 by Willy Foote, Root Cap­i­tal is a non­profit social invest­ment fund that grows rural pros­per­ity in poor, envi­ron­men­tally vul­ner­a­ble places in Africa and Latin Amer­ica by lend­ing cap­i­tal, deliv­er­ing finan­cial train­ing, and strength­en­ing mar­ket con­nec­tions for small and grow­ing agri­cul­tural busi­nesses. Root Cap­i­tal: Bridg­ing the Microloan Gap for Farm­ers Across the World

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