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Howard W. Buffett - Howard W. Buffett

Howard W. Buffett

Adjunct Associate Professor and Research Scholar, Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs

Bio Current as of December 8, 2020

Howard W. Buffett is a professor and research scholar at Columbia University. He teaches courses on public management innovation, impact investing, and philanthropy, and his work as a research scholar focuses on strategies for effective economic development in distressed communities, including opportunity zones. Buffett’s award-winning research, Social Value Investing: A Management Framework for Effective Partnerships, introduces Impact Rate of Return—an innovative methodology to measure and analyze the social and environmental impact. Previously, he was executive director of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, which strengthens food security throughout Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Prior to that, Buffett oversaw economic development and stabilization programs in Afghanistan and Iraq for the U.S. Department of Defense and was a policy advisor for the White House Domestic Policy Council. He holds a BS from Northwestern University, an MPA from Columbia University, and executive education certificates from Harvard Business School. Buffett advises or is on the boards of Case New Holland Industrial, Toyota Motor North America, Inari Agriculture, REEF Technology, and S2G Ventures. He also chairs the Advisory Council for Harvard’s International Negotiation Program.