Barbara Constance Scheck

Visiting Professor of Business, Organization and Society Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BA German Foreign Office; MSc. ESCP European School of Management; PhD Technical University Munich

Research Areas: Impact Investing and Social Finance; Social Entrepreneurship; Impact Measurement and Management


Barbara Scheck is the Professor for Entrepreneurship at Munich Business School and co-founder of the European Center for Social Finance. Her research focuses on the financing of social enterprises, impact and mission-related investing, and impact assessment. Prior to joining MBS, Barbara was an assistant professor for social investment at Hamburg University.

During her Ph.D. she has developed the Social Reporting Standard, guidelines for impact-oriented reporting. Other significant experiences include consulting for a social venture capital fund and projects for development cooperation agencies on social entrepreneurship. She was a Visiting Fellow at the Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship & Philanthropy at NUS National University of Singapore and is a co-founder of the digital mentoring platform Volunteer Vision. Barbara was a member of the EU’s GECES subgroup on impact measurement in social enterprise and the Impact Measurement Working Group of the Social Impact Investment Task Force established by the G8. She is a member of the investment committee at GLS Treuhand.

Barbara holds a Diplôme de Grande Ecole and MSc from the European School of Management where she studied International Business Administration in Paris, Oxford, and Berlin, and a PhD from Technical University Munich.

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