Startups Aim for a Better World

a-2014-10-27-shah-columbiaFrom: Columbia University Business School (New York, NY) –

(A Knox College graduate is among) the number of Columbia Business School MBAs who want to use their degrees to address economic, social, and environmental challenges… More than a third of the student body now participates in extracurricular activities geared toward aspiring social entrepreneurs — up from 10 percent just a decade ago…

“As humanity we are interconnected, and we stand up for the right thing. Businesses need to do that, too,” says Hardika Shah ’09, (1992 Knox College graduate, one of several Columbia alumni profiled in the business school’s magazine.) Shah is seeking to bridge that gap with Kinara Capital, the lending firm she launched in Bangalore in 2011. It lends money to small businesses… Read more…