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 video podcast 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: Episode 1
Doug Rauch, founder of Daily Table, tackles the food desert in inner cities.
impact & innovation: Episode 2
Preethi Venkat, YSPH alumnae, leverages technology for rural development with Khushi Baby.
impact & innovation: Episode 3
An Integrated Bottom Line
Jean Rogers, founder of the Sustainability Standards Accounting Board, thinks beyond the triple bottom line.
impact & innovation: Episode 4
Building Our Own Agenda
Moka Lantum, CEO of Sagitarix and MicroClinic Technologies, shares his journey as an African entrepreneur.
impact & innovation: Episode 5
Beyond the Object
Ruchit Nagar and Mohammed Shahnawaz navigate the health care system to strengthen maternal child health in India.
impact & innovation: Episode 6
Adrienne Abbate mobilizes stakeholders across sectors to tackle youth substance abuse in Staten Island.
impact & innovation: Episode 7
Public Private Partnerships
Sarah Christie describes Project Last Mile, a multi-stakeholder partnership aiming to strengthen logistics and supply chains for essential medicines in Sub-Saharan Africa.
impact & innovation: Episode 8
Dan Guisti, founder of Chef's Brigaid, tackles the public school food system.
impact & innovation: Episode 9
The Blue Economy
Mark Huang, founder of SeaAhead, builds an innovation ecosystem to improve ocean sustainability.
impact & innovation: Episode 10
Caroline Smith and Margaret Lee support local leaders building new businesses in New Haven.
impact & innovation: Episode 11
Erik Wurster tackles inefficient markets in his fight for energy access.
impact & innovation: Episode 12
Design for Health
Rebecca Hope and Theo Gibbs co-create youth health solutions through their design firm YLabs.
impact & innovation: Episode 13
Be Your Own Second Mover
Melissa Mazzeo shares her adventures in building a circular economy with her start-up HandMeUp.
impact & innovation: Episode 14
A Market Correction
Susannah Burrage and Jake Harris bring it home with their perspectives on business and society.
impact & innovation: Episode 15
Artificial Intelligence and Health
Trishan Panch, CMO of Wellframe, tracks behavioral data to help patients be producers of their own health.
impact & innovation: Episode 16
Changing the Face of Tech
Kathryn Finney, CEO of digitalundivided (DID), quantifies the role of black and latinx women in the startup world.
impact & innovation: Episode 17
Questioning the Status Quo
Andrea Levere, President Emerita of Prosperity Now, questions what’s next in building equitable financial markets.
impact & innovation: Episode 18
Iterating & Co-Creating
Tanya Yajnik, CEO of Agora, forms an interdisciplinary team of Yale students to build a product and a learning organization to improve mental health on campus.
impact & innovation: Episode 19
Levels of Impact
Erik Clemons, President & CEO of ConnCAT, shares the work that he does to create impact at three different levels: direct service for individuals, community level initiatives, and policy level work to tackle root causes.
impact & innovation: Episode 20
Just Build It
Janice Shade, Founder of LocalCap, pursues her vision of democratizing entrepreneurial financing.
impact & innovation: Episode 21
No Matter How Unlikely
Greg Grinberg, CEO of ActualFood, fights chronic disease using technology and behavioral science, by building an online grocery system that nudges consumers to make healthy choices.
impact & innovation: Episode 22
Hustle Like a New Havener
Ben Young, Co-Founder of Hugo & Hoby, makes sustainable furniture accessible to corporate customers with their network of local fabrication shops and their partnership with community forestry initiatives.