Social Enterprise at Goizueta
The Business of Societal Impact
Applying business acumen and market-based solutions to achieve meaningful and enduring societal impacts.
By actively working across the spectrum of for-profit, nonprofit and hybrid organizations, our faculty and students become participants in important conversations and debates that are taking place in business schools around the world.
In our Research, we illuminate the factors that induce and impede the realization of societal impacts (i.e., poverty reduction or environmental sustainability) using markets and/or business models and acumen. Our research includes the Entrepreneurship Database program which collects rigorous longitudinal data from accelerator programs and entrepreneurs from around the world.
In our Fieldwork and Outreach, we engage faculty and students in projects that deepen our understanding of organizations that strive to achieve meaningful societal impacts, while developing our ability to enhance their overall effectiveness.
In our Teaching and Student Support activities, we expose students to the many ways that their business education can be applied to address a range of societal challenges.
We illuminate the factors that induce and impede the realization of societal impacts through both faculty research and our flagship research program, Entrepreneurship Database program at Emory, which collects rigorous longitudinal data from accelerator programs and entrepreneurs from around the world.Read More
We put research into practice through innovative programs that inject knowledge, networks and capital to create better markets and stronger communities. Start:ME unlocks the economic potential of Atlanta neighborhoods. Nicaragua Community Health Connection accelerates improved health outcomes in rural coffee communities.Read More
We believe that large scale societal impacts can result from changing the way that specialty coffee markets think and operate. Focused on improving the economic treatment of growers our programs include Farmers to 40, Transparent Trade Coffee, and Los Robles Coffee Project.Read More
Teaching & Student Activities
We develop the next generation of principled social enterprise leaders through hands-on education, exposure and experience delivered through coursework, consulting projects, travel modules, global feasibility studies, mentorship, fellowships, and student clubs / activities.Read More
We bring students, alumni, and community leaders together to inspire dialogue around top management topics that are driving change in the nonprofit sector. The Panel Series is run in conjunction with Goizueta's new Nonprofit Management MBA concentration.Read More
We have a talented group of faculty, staff, professionals-in-residence, MBA Fellows and research assistants committed to creating meaningful societal impacts. Our team also includes many partners - universities, community organizations, social enterprises around the globe.Read More