Michele Kahane

Michele Kahane is a professor of professional practice at Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy at The New School for Public Engagement.  She teaches social entrepreneurship, social innovation and social investment and leads the University’s Social Innovation Initiative.  She leads the university’s participation in the Ashoka U Changemaker Consortium.  She worked as a banker in emerging markets corporate finance and practiced social investment at the Ford Foundation for a decade.  At the Ford Foundation she also led a global initiative focused on solving public problems through cross-sector partnerships focused particularly on poverty alleviation.  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 Untapped: Creating Value in Underserved Markets (2006), which provides advice to managers on implementing business strategies that improve conditions in poor communities and contribute to core strategic business objectives.   Kahane serves on the board of the Women’s Network for a Sustainable Future, the founding boards of Criterion Institute and Fast Forward Fund, and the knowledge working group of the Social Impact Exchange.

Ashoka U Exchange

We are pleased to officially announce that the 2017 Exchange will be hosted by Miami Dade College in Miami, Florida, on March 2-4, 2017.

About the Exchange