Enterprise Spotlight: Bureo Skateboards


Chile is one of Latin America’s fastest growing economies. According to the World Bank, approximately seven million Chileans lifted themselves out of poverty between 2004 and 2012 due largely to increases in gainful employment opportunities. Despite such socioeconomic improvement, Chile continues to underperform, relative to neighboring countries like Argentina, with regards to environmental protection. Plastic pollution […]

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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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A Message from a Graduate of the Social Enterprise Institute


by Emily Turner Many of you are just days from graduation in what could be the most terrifying and exciting week of your life. I remember it well, just over four years ago now, feeling like I was on the edge of possibility. The news relayed messages of how little hope I had in the […]

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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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