The world-premiere of a rap video is not your typical event for the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. But then again, everything about the third annual Social Enterprise Symposium, hosted by the Smith School’s Center for Social Value Creation March 31, 2011, encourages students to think beyond business as usual to innovative ways to incorporate social good into good business.
Social Enterprise Symposium
Wellford Dillard, MBA ’97, has a track record of turning around struggling companies. Today he’s using his financial expertise in a company that helps sick people get well.
“You can market and create good at the same time,” Elysa Hammond said to an attentive crowd at the Smith School’s fifth annual Social Enterprise Symposium on March 1, 2013. “Business has been part of the problems we are facing today, and business needs to be part of the solution.”
Five University of Maryland students showcased their businesses in the third annual No Limits Social Impact Pitch Competition to cap off the 2013 Social Enterprise Symposium.
The 2013 Social Enterprise Symposium brought together executives from several such companies in a panel titled “The Right Fit: Three Models for Social Impact,” to show students different kinds of structures for social enterprises.
The 5th Annual Social Enterprise Symposium: “Here and Now”
Friday, March 1, 2013, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
The passion for sustainable business practices and fostering a work-place culture centered on creating social value was palpable at the Robert H. Smith School of Business’ 5th Annual Social Enterprise Symposium on March 1, 2013.