The Business of Making a Difference

The Center for Social Sector Leadership is defining a new generation of business leaders, a generation that understands and values the crucial role that nonprofit and public institutions play in the world's increasingly collaborative economy. Whether students seek to consult with social sector organizations, found a social enterprise, become effective philanthropists, lead through board governance, or pursue a career in the sector, the Center provides the leadership education to help them succeed.

NEWS: Philanthropy University is a global initiative to provide free online courses designed and taught by industry leaders from UC Berkeley, McKinsey, Hewlett, Kiva, and others. Philanthropy University is powered by Berkeley-Haas. Visit the program page for more information.

We are excited to introduce The Social Impact Collective – a new opportunity for individuals and families who have the commitment and financial means to make transformative, lasting change in their communities and the world. Read more about the Social Impact Collective on our blog.

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GSVC 2016 Global Finals: Social Enterprises Converge in Thailand

The GSVC, managed by Berkeley-Haas and partner universities around the world, highlights the next generation of mission-driven business leaders.

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Faculty Feature

Ben Mangan

Berkeley-Haas and CSSL: Growing global leadership on social impact

The Global Social Venture Competition has been empowering emerging social entrepreneurs for nearly 20 years.

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Social LeanLaunchPad

Haas Social LeanLaunchPad

I am sure I am not the only one struggling a bit to feel holiday cheer given recent events. But I consider myself incredibly fortunate. I get to come to campus every day and work with talented, visionary Haas MBAs and other Cal students who are absolutely determined to solve some of the toughest problems facing society.

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