Columbia Business School Names New Social Enterprise Program Co-Director
Bruce Usher, former CEO of EcoSecurities Group, will join Ray Fishman as co-director of Columbia Business School’s Social Enterprise Program (SEP), the school announced earlier this month. Though the co-director role is new, Usher’s relationship with CBS is not. He has taught as an adjunct professor of finance and economics at the school since 2001 and most recently has served as Executive in Residence.
Usher’s appointment to co-direct the SEP exemplifies CBS’s mission of bridging academic theory and real-world practice, the school notes. Prior to his work at EcoSecurities, Usher served as co-founder and CEO of TreasuryConnect, COO of the Williams Capital Group and vice president at Lehman Brothers in New York and Tokyo.
At CBS, Usher has taught several courses offered through SEP, including Finance & Sustainability and Carbon Finance, and provided career advice to MBA students as Executive in Residence. As co-director of SEP, Usher will complement Ray Fisman, an expert in corruption in emerging markets, corporate social responsibility, economic development and managerial economics.
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