A social enterprise in the form of a cafe that provides mentorship and employment opportunities for youth who are homeless, breaking down unjust workforce barriers.
Finger Lakes ReUse
A non-profit that sells donated used goods, and it reinvests in the community by training and providing employment opportunities for local residents with disabilities. The stores encourage the reuse of miscellaneous products ranging from clothing to computer hardware.
A micro loan financing company that provides loans to students in the Philippines. The terms of these loans are flexible so students can focus on their education without stressing about financial restrictions.
Vega empowers farmers with tools and training to turn their coffee from a commodity to a consumer-ready product. As a result, farmers in Nicaragua’s coffee country can earn more income for their coffee and play a key role in shaping new, more equitable coffee experiences.
In Fall 2017, SEGC with GrowthSource Academy, a non-profit based in NYC serving to support and guide women entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs journey in becoming business leaders. In 2017, SEGC participated in a club-exclusive GSA case competition in which members made recommendations for the organization's sustainable growth strategy.
Women in Emerging Economies
SEGC has co-sponsored Women in Emerging Economies, a conference at Cornell celebrating women across the world, and the opportunities we can create for women in the fields of education and entrepreneurship. SEGC’s business teams pitched different social enterprises working to improve women’s health, education and employment status. As part of the Pitch Fest, these presentations sought to gain the audience’s input on which enterprise should receive an impact investment from SEGC.
SEGC has a rich history of impact investment education through hands-on experience. Microfinancing initiatives have been led by student-run fundraisers. Funds were then used to allocate microloans to small businesses.