37 episodes

Join the conversation as social entrepreneurs from around the world come to Yale SOM to share the challenges they are grappling with and the insights they are gaining in the field. From rural India and Kenya to the inner cities of the U.S., from the environment to nutrition to maternal child health, this series cuts across sectors to examine the convergence of business and society. Take a peek inside the classroom of Dr. Teresa Chahine as she examines the latest trends and pitfalls in social innovation, funding, and impact.

Impact & Innovation Teresa Chahine

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Join the conversation as social entrepreneurs from around the world come to Yale SOM to share the challenges they are grappling with and the insights they are gaining in the field. From rural India and Kenya to the inner cities of the U.S., from the environment to nutrition to maternal child health, this series cuts across sectors to examine the convergence of business and society. Take a peek inside the classroom of Dr. Teresa Chahine as she examines the latest trends and pitfalls in social innovation, funding, and impact.

    Asking Tough Questions

    Asking Tough Questions

    Sheena Strawter-Anthony is the Director of Impact Investing Strategy at William Casper Graustein Memorial Fund here in New Haven. She shares their efforts to manage their endowment in a way that is in line with their mission. Doing so requires them to ask tough questions about where their money is going to generate wealth that they then invest in the community. Is it possible to manage wealth in a way that can also create positive social and environmental benefits? Who is participating and who is benefiting? These are some of the tough questions we discuss in this episode.

    • 30 min
    Business for Society

    Business for Society

    I reflect with this semester's teaching fellows, Lily Engbith and Victoria Bush, on how they apply social innovation principles in the for-profit world. Their roles at Connecticut Innovations (a state owned and run VC fund) and Inbox Health (a local medical billing startup) are driven by their values and vision for collective well-being. Business & society don't have to be two separate things. Business can be one of many tools, if applied with the mindset described in this episode, to help achieve societal well-being for all.

    • 26 min
    Playing in the Pocket

    Playing in the Pocket

    Ony Obiocha, Executive Director of CTNext, reflects on his team's work in building an innovation ecosystem for the state of Connecticut. It's about who you include and invest in, how they play together, and what kind of place you're creating for them to live and thrive in.

    • 27 min
    Education as Driver of Economic Development

    Education as Driver of Economic Development

    Patricia Melton, President of New Haven Promise, reflects on the various roles she has played in strengthening the education system. She discusses the interconnectedness of the health and education systems, and the importance of clarifying your value proposition as a social change maker.  

    • 35 min
    Building Community Wealth and Power

    Building Community Wealth and Power

    Erik Clemons returns to share his work as founding CEO of ConnCorp, a sister organization of ConnCAT which has acquired and is revitalizing commercial properties in underinvested neighborhoods in New Haven. Their ultimate goal is to catalyze and support a place-based impact investing ecosystem in the city.

    • 28 min
    Meanings and Pathways to CEO

    Meanings and Pathways to CEO

    Song Kim, co-founder and CEO of KovaDx, empowers patients with sickle cell disease and other rare blood disorders, while changing our perceptions of what it means to be a CEO and the many paths to entrepreneurship.

    • 28 min

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