The Social MBA is a resource hub and network for professionals using business to help change the world. It offers:
- advice for those looking to start a career in inclusive business and social enterprise;
- insights from and interviews with experts in the field; and
- case studies of social business in action.
Interested in contributing to The Social MBA? Contact us at TheSocialMBA @ Gmail.com or Tweet us at @Social_MBA.
Founder: Alexa Roscoe
Alexa imagines, designs and implements business models which deliver social, environmental and financial returns. Her experience covers the food and beverage, retail, finance, extractives and health sectors across more than 30 counties.
Most recently, as a Private Sector Advisor with CARE International, Alexa worked with Fortune 500 companies on base of the pyramid strategies. Previously she worked with the extractives industry consultancy Estelle Levin Ltd. and with the Skoll Award-winning social enterprise Verité.
Alexa’s articles have been featured on The Guardian, Business Fights Poverty, UNIDO, Double X Economy, The Centre for Financial Inclusion and other leading industry websites. Read her work at alexaroscoe.com or follow her on Twitter @AlexaRoscoe.
Alexa holds a MSc Human Rights from the London School of Economics and Political Science and is a Forte Fellow in the University of Oxford Said Business School MBA class of 2015.
Frank Fredericks, author of “The Lean Nonprofit”
Frank Fredericks is the founder of World Faith, Mean Communications, Çöñár Records, and Co-Founder of Religious Freedom USA. After graduating from NYU, Frank worked in the music industry, managing artists such as Lady Gaga. In 2006, he founded World Faith, a youth-led interfaith organization active in 15 countries. As an active blogger, Frank has contributed to the Huffington Post, Washington Post, and Sojourners. Frank has been interviewed on Good Morning America, NPR, and New York Magazine. He is an alumnus of the IFYC Fellowship, Soliya Fellowship, AMENDS at Stanford, Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship, and YouthActionNet Fellowship. Frank resides in Astoria, Queens, in New York City with his wife, fervently reading, cooking, and playing guitar.
Sergio Marrero, author of “Four Rookie Mistakes of First Time Founders”.
Sergio Marrero is a prototyper and entrepreneur. He has as experience in start-ups, management consulting, education, manufacturing, and supply chain for firms such as Deloitte, PepsiCo, and Teach For America. If you are looking to define the future by prototyping businesses and bringing ideas to life. Reach out to him for consulting, coaching sessions, and workshops to take your concepts from ideas to implementation. Reach out to Sergio on Twitter, Linkedin, or his website.
Bhavna Mittal, author of “Should CSR be Mandatory? Lessons from India”
A dentist by qualification, Bhavna has been a senior analyst at Accenture, a freelance healthcare content writer and an amateur voice over artist. Currently a summer consultant at a brand consultancy, she is looking forward to joining the MBA Class of 2015 at Oxford this September. She can be reached at email@example.com. Follow Bhavna @bhavigirl or read her personal blog at bhavnamittal.wordpress.com
Aneri Patel, author of “Entrepreneurship vs. Impact”
Aneri helps manage the Energy Access Practitioner Network, a 1700+ member network of off-grid energy professionals around the globe, and she leads the Network’s Africa work. She has extensive on-the-ground experience in Bangladesh, India and Uganda providing clean energy solutions for the low-income market, including working with carbon finance for cookstove projects. A serial social entrepreneur, she started a business in south India that supplies essential technologies for remote villagers and is the founder of ENVenture, a non-profit that mentors young entrepreneurs in developing countries to launch similar businesses. She is a frequent public speaker and notably gave a well-received TEDx talk in Washington, DC. She has a Masters in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA in International Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Evan Steiner, author of “Should every corporation be a Benefit Corporation?”
Evan focuses on projects related to holistic economics, social finance, and business for good. His experience is in taking burgeoning ideas and developing them into successful projects or companies. Previously, he spent three years as the Programming Director at Impact HUB San Francisco and as a Associate at The Social Capital Markets (SOCAP). During his time there he created programming, events, and accelerator programs that provided support for seed-stage social entrepreneurs and impact investors. He writes at the Whole Person Economy, a site looking at the changing landscape of business and economics, exploring how these topics are informed by personal values and connection to a higher purpose. Evan holds a bachelors in music from Indiana University, a Masters in Environmental Management from UMUC , and will be attending Oxford in the fall for an MBA.
Katherine Murray is a lawyer and incoming member of the MBA class of 2015 at the University of Oxford Said Business School. Follow her on Twitter at @KMurrayMBA