Yale School of Management

Program on Social Enterprise

Harnessing business skills and markets to achieve social objectives.

SI Lab

Social Impact Lab is a weekly forum which brings together students, as well as leading alumni and other practitioners involved in the fields of social entrepreneurship and economic development. This important dialogue encompasses a wide array of current and compelling questions in the social enterprise sphere.  The discussions also provide firsthand opportunities for students to learn about career paths in the field.  

During 2019-2020, the Social Impact Lab was pleased to host several renowned speakers, such as  Andrea Levere, Executive Fellow at the International Center for Finance at Yale School of Management; David Peter Stroh, a founder at Bridgeway Partners;  Nadim Matta, Chief Catalyst at Rapid Results Institute; and Avery Bang, President and CEO of Bridges to Prosperity. 

 Students presented on a variety of topics including challenges in the public sector, human rights, careers in nonprofit management, philanthropy, education, and design for social impact.  In addition, the student teams from the Global Social Entrepreneurship courses (India and Kenya in 2019-2020) presented on their projects during the spring semester.