Jim has been a member of Social Enterprise World Forum’s Board of Directors since the event’s inception in 2008. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of Social Enterprise Alliance in North America, and teaches coursework on social enterprise as an Adjunct Professor at Vanderbilt University and, formerly, as Senior Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley.
As a student in the early 1990s, Professor Schorr was inspired by the idea and ideals of emerging “triple bottom line” businesses, and went on to help launch Net Impact, an organization that has since inspired a generation of MBA students at 200+ universities on six continents to devote their careers to using the power of business to improve the state of the world. He subsequently served for 10 years as a Board Director and Chairman during Net Impact’s growth and global expansion. From 2000-07, Schorr was CEO of Juma Ventures, a San Francisco-based organization that is widely regarded as one of the leading social enterprise success stories in the USA.