GSBI Network 2013
The GSBI® Network is a growing group of Jesuit universities and other mission-aligned institutions with a common focus on leveraging social enterprise for social benefit. Network partners share curriculum, methodology, best practices, and other resources for launching and operating social enterprise incubators and accelerators. Through semi-annual in-person meetings and ongoing online collaboration, members embark on joint research projects such as the recent issue of the Journal of Management for Global Sustainability, dedicated to social entrepreneurship.
Here is what two members have said about the value of being part of the Network:
“We first met the folks at GSBI just when we were about to set up our own Center for Social Entrepreneurship. Our exposure to their programs and our access to their reservoir of knowledge and experience has helped us to jumpstart our efforts and to avoid many of the pitfalls that we would not have foreseen on our own. As we have gotten to know the individuals who make up the GSBI team, we have been inspired by their passionate desire to make a difference, and this has moved us to attack our own challenges with greater enthusiasm and vigor. The global network of like-minded institutions and individuals that we have met through GSBI has allowed us to see best practices in business incubation from all over the world, and remind us that we can achieve much, much more by working together than by working alone. It has been both blessing and honor to be a part of the GSBI network!”
- Rudy Ang, Dean, John Gokongwei School of Management, Ateneo de Manila University
“GSBI generously shared its knowledge and experience with Villgro to help launch our 8-month intensive SEED program for early-stage social entrepreneurs in India. GSBI even sent mentors for 3 of the in-residence sessions, which added a global perspective to our India-specific program. We are excited to gain new connections and insights from the GSBI Network going forward.”
- Paul Basil, Founder & CEO, Villgro
• Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines
• Birla Institute of Management Technology, India
• C.K. Prahalad Center at the Loyola Institute of Business Administration, India
• ESADE Business School, Spain
• Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
• Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia
• Villgro, India
• Xavier School of Management, India
To learn more about our GSBI Network Partners, or to become involved, contact our GSBI Director of New Programs.