The NYU School of Law organized a Series on Impact Investing during the Spring Semester 2012. This Series offered "a forum for students, scholars and practitioners interested in the field of impact investing to exchange perspectives, develop ideas, and dialogue with thought leaders and experts in the field."
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The 2nd Annual NYU Social Innovation Symposium was held on Friday, February 10th at the NYU’s Stern School of Business. Hundreds of students and practitioners from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors convened for case studies and panel discussions about social innovation and social entrepreneurship. It made for a day of enriching candid discussion, and an atmosphere of anticipation to hear the keynote speaker, Jonathan Greenblatt, interviewed by Spencer Ante, Deputy Bureau Chief of The Wall Street Journal.
Peter Henry, Dean of NYU's Stern School of Business, remarked in his introduction that social entrepreneurs work with a broad canvas. They source opportunities to create value for businesses and society, which is something Jonathan Greenblatt has done throughout his career. Now a Special Advisor to President Obama and Director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation at the White House, Greenblatt has worked within both nonprofit and for-profit sectors.
Discussions about social enterprise and not-for-profits are often dominated by the topic of measurement. Measuring output, outcomes, and impact can be useful for improving organizations and, furthermore, investors and donors increasingly demand such data.
Catherine Clark is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke University and directs the Research Initiative on Social Entrepreneurship at (RISE) Columbia University, and discusses social impact assessment in this short video.