Social Enterprise Symposium

Social Enterprise Symposium Explores Mainstreaming Social Value Creation

Hundreds of students, alumni, faculty, and staff gathered in Van Munching Hall on March 9, 2018, to discuss and celebrate trailblazing social value creation initiatives at the 10th Annual Social Enterprise Symposium (#SES18), hosted by the Center for Social Value Creation at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Three Keys from PwC for Finding Your Purpose

Millennials aren’t special when it comes to their need for higher purpose at work. “Everybody wants purpose in their role,” says Shannon Schuyler, keynote speaker at the ninth annual Social Enterprise Symposium. The PwC executive says the human desire to contribute to something meaningful often makes CEOs nervous because they worry that employees will grow restless when they discover that personal and organizational purpose do not align. She shares three ways to soften the risk. Read more...

Invest in the Long Term – Social Enterprise Symposium Highlights

“The Social Enterprise Symposium has become the University of Maryland’s premiere event on social enterprise and social entrepreneurship, and we are dedicated to exploring the connection between economic prosperity and lasting social and environmental change,” said Christine Beckman, director of the Center for Social Value Creation at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, as she welcomed attendees to the Eighth Annual Social Enterprise Symposium (SES). The event was held at the Adele H. Stamp Student Union in College Park, Md., on March 4, 2016.


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