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Social Impact Leadership Series

Launched in 2012, the Social Impact Leadership Series brings six prominent speakers to the Chicago Booth campus each year to talk to students, alumni, and the community about issues in the social sector. The series has covered issues of corporate social responsibility, impact investing, social entrepreneurship, education, research, environmental sustainability, and others. A networking reception follows each talk, inviting guests to continue the conversation and make connections with others interested in the social sector.  

Fall 2014 Social Impact Leadership events will be announced soon - check this space!


2013-14 Past Series
Sendhil Mullainathan, Professor of Economics, Harvard University and Founder, ideas42
Chris Balme, Founder and President, Spark and Art Bilger, ’77, Managing Member, Shelter Capital Partners
Shrupti Shah, Director, Deloitte GovLab
Todd Babbitz, '04, Executive Director, Office of Strategy Management, Chicago Public Schools
John Edwardson, '72, and Vicki Escarra, CEO, Opportunity International

2012-13 Series
Arjan Schütte, Managing Partner, Core Innovation Capital 
Eboo Patel, Founder and President, Interfaith Youth Core
Jay Rasulo, AM ’82, MBA ’84, Senior Executive Vice President and CFO, The Walt Disney Company
Karen Wiegert, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Chicago
Dean Karlan, MBA '97, MPP '97, Founder and President, Innovations for Poverty Action and Professor of Economics, Yale University



Understanding social sector dynamics. Educating leaders. Supporting social impact.

The Social Enterprise Initiative (SEI) at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business aims to enhance the efficiency and impact of the social sector through research and education. Established to support faculty, student and alumni interest in the nonprofit and social sectors, SEI builds on Chicago Booth's commitment to rigorous analysis and its discipline-based approach to understanding organizations, markets, and policy.

© 2014 Chicago Booth: Social Enterprise Initiative