Kahane, Michele

Michele Kahane

Michele Kahane


MBA and MA, International Affairs, Columbia University

Professor of Professional Practice, Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy

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Areas of Expertise:
Social entrepreneurship
Michele Kahane has more than 20 years’ experience in the global business, nonprofit, and philanthropy sectors. She worked as a banker in emerging markets corporate finance and practiced social investment at the Ford Foundation for a decade. As a senior executive at the Clinton Global Initiative and the Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College, she worked with companies, social entrepreneurs, and the public sector to forge innovative market-based approaches to global development. She is co-author of the award-winning book Untapped: Creating Value in Underserved Markets (2006), which provides advice to managers on implementing profitable business strategies while improving conditions in poor communities. Ms. Kahane serves on the board of the Women’s Network for a Sustainable Future, the steering committee of the Institute for Responsible Investment, the New York Regional Association of Grantmakers’ Task Force on Hurricane Katrina, and the Fast Forward Fund.
Courses Taught:
  • Emerging Trends in Social Investment and Social Innovation
  • Funding Social Enterprise
  • Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship
Recent Publications:
 Untapped: Creating Value in Underserved Markets (2006)

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