Board Leadership for Impact Program


Board Leadership for Impact is no longer active. This is an archive page of a past CFI program.

The social enterprise sector strives to serve underserved communities and create societal change, all while delivering quality products and services, generating revenue and investment, achieving scale, and much more. Amid these demands, corporate governance can sink to the bottom of organizational priorities, but it is crucial for the success of the business.

The Board Leadership for Impact Program (BLI) was dedicated to empowering corporate leaders in the social enterprise sector to achieve business growth and social impact. By focusing exclusively on executive leadership and reframing board effectiveness as a strategic imperative, BLI strengthened leadership and management to ensure these companies sustain business growth and drive social impact.

Governance Fundamentals

Topics covered included:

  • Board Dynamics
  • Challenging Environments
  • Risk Management in a Rapidly Changing World
  • Social Value Creation
  • Sustainable Growth





Topics covered included:

  • Change Management
  • Data Privacy and Security
  • Digital Transformation
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Strategy





Topics covered included:

  • Client-Centricity
  • Policy and Regulation
  • Tech vs Touch





BLI participants, faculty and staff at the Launch Workshop in Nairobi, October 2019.


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