Bulbul Gupta

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service

Bulbul Gupta is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service of NYU's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. She is also a Social Innovation Advisor with 16 years of experience in development & trade finance, public-private and supply chain partnerships, helping under-served communities, and leveraging strategic planning and public policy. She is the former Head of Market-Based Approaches for the Clinton Global Initiative, where she worked with Fortune 500, Global 3000 corporations, BCorps, investors, non-profits, and governments on responsible investing, sustainable sourcing, social entrepreneurship, inclusive growth - for their core business approaches, and corporate social responsibility needs. Previously, Bulbul has led public-private partnerships at The Asia Foundation, help launch them at USAID's GDA, and worked at The Packard Foundation, USTR, on and off Capitol Hill in D.C. Her consulting roles include the White House/OSTP; USAID; FHI360; Mission Measurement, Greyston Bakery (a B Corporation for Ben & Jerry's), and Instiglio Social Finance. Bulbul serves as Board Chair of Upaya Social Ventures, and on the Advisory Councils of the UNGC Global Sourcing Council, Cornerstone Capital, the Unreasonable Institute NY, Village Capital's FinTech & Future of Work, and the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016. She is a Guest Lecturer in NYU's Social Innovation curriculum on Social Impact Investing and Financial Management of Social Enterprises, and a Diversity & Inclusion trainer for the BCorp community.

Bulbul received a B.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University, and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Michigan, with coursework at Ross School of Business, where she studied under CK Prahalad, when he was writing "Fortune at the Base of the Pyramid." She is the daughter of immigrant tech entrepreneurs from India, married to the PayPal/eBay mafia, and has lived in Washington DC, Palo Alto, and now New York with her husband and 2 daughters.

Corporate social innovation is an evolving practice of organizations of varying size and purpose to integrate business activities with models that produce social and environmental outcomes. The course will rigorously explore the evolution and modalities of corporate social responsibility, with particular attention to cross-sector collaboration, the utility of social finance and financial institutions relationship with corporate responsibility, impact measurement, and other relevant emergent trends. This course looks specifically at how corporate innovation is practiced today with particular attention to how models of cross-sector partnerships have advanced the field.
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Corporate social innovation is an evolving practice of organizations of varying size and purpose to integrate business activities with models that produce social and environmental outcomes. The course will rigorously explore the evolution and modalities of corporate social responsibility, with particular attention to cross-sector collaboration, the utility of social finance and financial institutions relationship with corporate responsibility, impact measurement, and other relevant emergent trends. This course looks specifically at how corporate innovation is practiced today with particular attention to how models of cross-sector partnerships have advanced the field.
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