Berkeley Haas team wins Duke’s Energy Case Competition

Should a growing East African solar power provider choose Benin or Nigeria as its foray into the West African market? That was the question a team of MBA students (and one UC Berkeley PhD student) answered to win the Energy in Emerging Markets Case Competition hosted Nov. 6 by the MBA Energy Club at Duke

New fund launches for social impact startups

Maggie Fried, MBA 19, spent years working for nonprofits before coming to Haas. Now, Fried is getting a chance to make a different sort of impact as one of four Portfolio Fellows who are working to support social impact startups on campus through the new Berkeley Haas Social Venture Fund (BH-SVF). “I came to Haas

Minority homebuyers face widespread statistical lending discrimination, study finds

Face-to-face meetings between mortgage officers and homebuyers have been rapidly replaced by online applications and algorithms, but lending discrimination hasn’t gone away. A new University of California, Berkeley study has found that both online and face-to-face lenders charge higher interest rates to African American and Latino borrowers, earning 11 to 17 percent higher profits on

VIDEO: Wall Street pioneer Margo Alexander on thriving against the odds

As one of the first female leaders in the global financial services sector, Margo Alexander, BS 68, spent four decades achieving exceptional success on Wall Street in the face of pervasive sexism. Now, she’s using what she learned as a financial powerbroker to cultivate entrepreneurs who serve the world’s poorest people. “The social problems of

A Berkeley homecoming: Q&A with incoming Dean Ann Harrison

Renowned Wharton Economist and Berkeley Alumna Ann E. Harrison, BA 82 (economics and history), will begin her tenure as new Haas dean on Jan. 1, 2019. Harrison is the William H. Wurster Professor of Multinational Management and Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Before joining the Wharton

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