MAY3-4
May 3-4, 2019  |  HBS Campus
FRONTIERS OF CHANGE:
25 YEARS OF SOCIAL ENTERPRISE AT HBS


Harvard Business School hosted a special day-and-a-half convening on the HBS campus to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the HBS Social Enterprise Initiative and explore the future frontiers of social change.

Inspired by the School’s pioneering efforts and leadership in this field over the last 25 years, this invitation-only event provided a forum for alumni, faculty, students, and leaders in the field to address key challenges and opportunities at the intersection of business and society.

 
 

 
AGENDA

All sessions took place in Klarman Hall unless otherwise noted.


Friday, May 3, 2019


1:30–3:00 p.m.

Pre-Conference Sessions

Alumni Pathways in Social Enterprise | Batten Hall, Hive 204

Moderators:
James E. Austin (MBA 1968, DBA 1972), Eliot I. Snider and Family Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus; Former Faculty Co-chair, HBS Social Enterprise Initiative

Howard H. Stevenson (MBA 1965, DBA 1969), Sarofim-Rock Baker Foundation Professor, Emeritus

Calling All Entrepreneurs: A Group Conversation with HBS’s (Social) Entrepreneur-in-Residence | Batten Hall, Hive 201

Sarah Endline (MBA 2001), CEO, RIOT Strategic Advisory

On Pointe: Transforming Boston Ballet in Modern Times | Klarman Hall

Moderators:
Rohit Deshpandé, Sebastian S. Kresge Professor of Marketing

Henry W. McGee (MBA 1979), Senior Lecturer of Business Administration

Panelists from the Boston Ballet:
Meredith “Max” Hodges (MBA 2010), Executive Director

Ming Min Hui (MBA 2015), Chief of Staff

Jack R. Meyer (MBA 1969), Chairman, Board of Trustees

Mikko Nissinen, Artistic Director

4:00–4:15 p.m.

Welcoming Remarks | Klarman Hall

Herman B. “Dutch” Leonard, Eliot I. Snider and Family Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; George F. Baker, Jr. Professor of Public Management, Harvard Kennedy School; Faculty Co-chair, HBS Social Enterprise Initiative

V. Kasturi “Kash” Rangan, Malcolm P. McNair Professor of Marketing, Harvard Business School; Faculty Co-chair, HBS Social Enterprise Initiative

Matthew M. Segneri (MBA 2010), Director, HBS Social Enterprise Initiative

4:15–5:15 p.m.

Service to Society

Moderator: Thomas J. Tierney (MBA 1980), Chairman and Cofounder, The Bridgespan Group; Chair, HBS Social Enterprise Initiative Advisory Board

Panelists:
Lawrence S. Bacow, President, Harvard University; Professor of Public Policy

Nitin Nohria, Dean of the Faculty, Harvard Business School; George F. Baker Professor of Administration

Jacqueline Novogratz, Founder and CEO, Acumen

5:15–5:30 p.m.

Break

5:30–6:30 p.m.

The Future of Social Enterprise

Moderator: V Kasturi "Kash" Rangan, Faculty Co-chair, HBS Social Enterprise Initiative

Panelists:
Joel L. Fleishman, Professor of Law and Public Policy and Director of the Center for Strategic Philanthropy and Civil Society, Duke University; Director of the Heyman Center on Ethics, Public Policy and the Professions

Joanna M. Jacobson (MBA 1987), Founder and Managing Partner, Strategic Grant Partners; President, One8 Foundation

Nancy Roob, CEO, Blue Meridian Partners; President and CEO, The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation

6:30–6:45 p.m. Break | Move to Shad Hall

6:45–7:15 p.m.

Reception | Shad Hall

7:15–9:00 p.m.

Dinner and Evening Program | Shad Hall

Charting New Paths for Social Enterprise

Moderators:
Julie Battilana, Joseph C. Wilson Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Alan L. Gleitsman Professor of Social Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School; Founder and Faculty Chair, HKS Social Innovation and Change Initiative

Mitchell B. Weiss (MBA 2004), Professor of Management Practice; Richard L. Menschel Faculty Fellow

Panelists:
Patricio "Pato" Bichara (MBA 2015), CEO and Cofounder, Collective Academy

Adem T. Bunkeddeko (MBA 2017), Strategy and Innovation Officer, Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Rebecca L. Feickert (MBA 2018), CEO and Founder, Trey Athletes

Jean Guo (MBA/MPP 2020), CEO and Cofounder, Konexio
                                       
Saturday, May 4, 2019

8:00–9:00 a.m.

Light Breakfast | Klarman Hall

9:00–9:15 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks

Laura U. Moon, Managing Director, HBS Initiatives

9:15–10:45 a.m.

Fireside Chat: Leading for Long-Term Change

Moderator: Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Ernest L. Arbuckle Professor; Founding Chair and Director, Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative

Panelists:
Michael H. Brown, CEO and Cofounder, City Year

James H. Shelton III, Senior Advisor, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative; Partner, Amandla Enterprises

10:45–11:15 a.m.

Break | Move to Aldrich Hall

11:15 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

Interactive Conversations on Key Topics

Business for Social Impact: The Role of Profit in Purpose | Aldrich 108

Moderator: Michael Chu (MBA 1976), Senior Lecturer of Business Administration

Panelists:
Álvaro Rodríguez Arregui (MBA 1995), Cofounder and Managing Partner, IGNIA

Carlos Antonio Danel, Chairman, Board of Directors, Gentera, S.A.B. de C.V.

Driving Systems Change through Social Enterprise | Aldrich 109

Moderator: V. Kasturi "Kash" Rangan, Faculty Co-chair, HBS Social Enterprise Initiative

Panelists:
Gerald C. Chertavian (MBA 1992), Founder and CEO, Year Up

Wendy Kopp, CEO and Cofounder, Teach For All; Former CEO and Founder, Teach For America

Jeffrey C. Walker (MBA 1981), Chairman, New Profit; Vice Chairman, United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy for Health Finance and Malaria

Frontiers of Impact Management | Aldrich 110

Moderator: Brian L. Trelstad, Senior Lecturer of Business Administration

Panelists:
Sasha Dichter (MBA 2002), Cofounder, 60 Decibels

Alnoor Ebrahim, Professor of Management, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

Lisa G. Hall (MBA 1993), Senior Fellow, Case Foundation; Senior Fellow, Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation, Georgetown University

Tracy P. Palandjian (MBA 1997), CEO and Cofounder, Social Finance

Investing for Impact | Aldrich 111

Moderator: Shawn A. Cole, John G. McLean Professor of Business Administration

Panelists:
Maya Chorengel (MBA 1997), Firm Partner, TPG; Senior Partner, The Rise Fund

Rakhi Kumar, Senior Managing Director and Head of ESG Investments and Asset Stewardship, State Street Global Advisors

Transforming Education through Social Entrepreneurship | Aldrich 211

Moderator: John J-H Kim (MBA 1993), Senior Lecturer of Business Administration; Co-chair, Public Education Leadership Project

Panelists:
Stacey M. Childress (MBA 2000), CEO, NewSchools Venture Fund

Michael B. Horn (MBA 2006), Senior Partner, Entangled Solutions; Cofounder, Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation

Chris Rush, Cofounder and Chief Program Officer, New Classrooms

12:45–1:00 p.m. Break | Move to Shad Hall

1:00–2:45 p.m.


Lunch Program |
Shad Hall

Remarks

James E. Austin (MBA 1968, DBA 1972), Eliot I. Snider and Family Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus; Former Faculty Co-chair, HBS Social Enterprise Initiative

Flash Talks

Cheryl Dorsey, President, Echoing Green

Rob Reich, Professor of Political Science, Stanford University; Director, Center for Ethics in Society; Faculty Codirector, Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society

2:45–3:00 p.m.

Break | Move to Klarman Hall

3:00–4:30 p.m.

The Role of Business in Society

Presenter: Joseph L. Bower (MBA 1961, DBA 1963), Donald K. David Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus

Moderator: Herman B. "Dutch" Leonard, Faculty Co-chair, HBS Social Enterprise Initiative

4:30–5:00 p.m.

Closing Session

Moderators:
Herman B. "Dutch" Leonard, Faculty Co-chair, HBS Social Enterprise Initiative

V. Kasturi "Kash" Rangan, Faculty Co-chair, HBS Social Enterprise Initiative

Matthew M. Segneri (MBA 2010), Director, HBS Social Enterprise Initiative

5:00–6:30 p.m.

Closing Reception

Conference Materials

Program booklet
SEI25 impact report
SEI25 video

Conference Chairs

Herman B. "Dutch" Leonard, Eliot I. Snider and Family Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; George F. Baker, Jr. Professor of Public Management, Harvard Kennedy School; Faculty Co-chair, HBS Social Enterprise Initiative

V. Kasturi "Kash" Rangan, Malcolm P. McNair Professor of Marketing, Faculty Co-chair, HBS Social Enterprise Initiative

Matthew M. Segneri (MBA 2010), Director, HBS Social Enterprise Initiative