Below is video footage from the 2012 Social Enterprise Conference.
Social Enterprise Conference: Opening Keynote, Fernando Fabre and Chris Hayes
In the opening keynote at the 2012 Social Enterprise Conference, Fernando Fabre, the president of Endeavor Global and Chris Hayes, host of MSNBC’s Up with Chris Hayes, discuss Endeavor Global’s strategies and challenges associated with investing in budding enterprises as well as the importance of building strongly interconnected entrepreneurial networks. With an introduction from Professor Ray Fisman, and Professor Bruce Usher, co-directors of the Social Enterprise Program at Columbia Business School.
Adopting a Client-Centric Strategy to the Base of the Pyramid
In this session at the 2012 Social Enterprise Conference, moderator Bryan Wagner, Executive Director of Global Sustainable Finance at Morgan Stanley lead a panel discussion with Robert Annibale, Global Director of Citi Microfinance and Community Development, Scott MacMillan, Communications Manager at BRAC, Cathleen Tobin, Manager at Women’s World Banking, and Katherine Rosenberg, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at Grameen America. The panel touched on many topics including product innovation in the microfinance sector, the ability for technology to aid in delivering financial products, and debating what it means for a business to be truly “client centric.”
Media as a Catalyst: Story Telling and Social Action
In this session at the 2012 Social Enterprise Conference Executive producer of PBS series POV Simon Kilmurry acted as the moderator for a panel of industry experts: Diana Barrett, Founder and President of The Fledgling Fund, Kate Campana, Managing Director of Malaria No More, Sam Gregory, Program Director at Witness, and Jason Spingarn-Koff, Producer and Curator of The New York Times’ Op-Docs. These industry leaders discussed the ways that their work utilizes media to create impact, generate public awareness of issues and topics, and influence governmental policy leading to influencing social change.
CSR’s Shift from a Go-It-Alone to an Ecosystem Approach
At the 2012 Social Enterprise Conference Geoffrey Heal, the Donald C. Waite III Professor of Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School, moderated a discussion around the challenges associated with corporations seeking to enact corporate social responsibility programs when pairing up with the government, nonprofits and other external stakeholders. The discussion also touched upon best practices for organizations seeking to work collaboratively. Panelists included Chris Librie, Director of Hewlett-Packard Sustainability and Social Innovation; Payal Dalal, Head of Public Affairs for the Americas, Standard Chartered Bank; and Andrea Flynn, Vice-President of the MAC Aids Fund.
Moving the Needle for Large-Scale Implementation of Renewable Energy
In this session at the 2012 Social Enterprise Conference, Bruce Usher, Co-director of the Social Enterprise Program and Executive- in-Residence at Columbia Business School moderated a panel about renewable energy featuring Steve Corneli, Senior Vice-President of Sustainability, Policy and Strategy at NRG Energy, Izzet Bensusan ’08, President and CEO of Karbone and Clint Plummer, Vice-President of Development and Deepwater Wind. The panelists discuss the current uses of renewable energy, the future of renewable energy technologies, and more.
Social Enterprise Conference: Morning Keynote with Dr. Paul Farmer, Founding Director of Partners in Health
Dr. Paul Farmer gave the morning keynote at the 2012 Social Enterprise Conference. In his keynote, Dr. Farmer discussed his time working in Haiti with Partners in Health as a way to illustrate the need for effective, collaborative partnerships among nonprofits, governments, social enterprises, and NGOs. With an introduction from Professor Ray Fisman, co-director of the Social Enterprise Program at Columbia Business School.
Financial Innovations in Community Reinvestment
In this session at the 2012 Social Enterprise Conference, Professor Antony Bugg-Levine, CEO of the Nonprofit Finance Fund and Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School, moderated a panel consisting of Scott Budde, Project Director at the Sustainable Agriculture Credit Union Research Project and Founder of Better Harvest Federal Credit Union, Cathy Dolan, Chief Operating Office of the Opportunity Finance Network, Jeannine Jacokes, Senior Policy Advisor at the Community Development Bankers Association, and Daniel Nissenbaum ’88, Chief Operating Officer of the Urban Investment Group at Goldman Sachs. The panelists discussed the issues around using for-profit investment as a tool for improving communities within the US, as well as positing strategies for the future.
The New Nonprofit
In this session at the 2012 Social Enterprise Conference, Melissa Berman, President and CEO of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and Adjunct Professor at the Columbia Business School moderated a panel consisting of Chuck Harris, Portfolio Manager and Director of Capital Aggregation, Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, Nitzan Pelman, Executive Director of Citizen Schools, and Phil Buchanan, President of the Center for Effective Philanthropy. The discussion touched on many topics including how nonprofits can effectively measure their impact, the role of social capital markets and lastly, how the funding and financing of nonprofits should and could evolve.
Adapting Scalable Clean Technologies for Bottom of the Pyramid Markets
At the 2012 Social Enterprise Conference Travis Bradford, Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia SIPA, moderated a panel comprised of Michael Tsan, Partner at Dalberg Consulting, Yasmina Zaidman, Director of Communications and Strategic Partnerships at Acumen Fund, and Chris Aidun, CEO of E + Co. The panelists discussed ways to not only use clean technologies to problem solve within the developing world, but also the best ways to scale and bring effective clean technologies to those mass markets.
Implementing a Sustainable Supply Chain that Builds Communities
In this session at the 2012 Social Enterprise Conference, Professor Garrett Van Ryzin, Paul M. Montrone Professor of Private Enterprise, Chair of Decision, Risk, and Operations at Columbia Business School moderated a panel consisting of Kythzia Barrera, the Director of Innovando Tradicion, Anita Househam, Policy & Legal Adviser of UN Global Compact on Supply Chain Sustainability, Scott A. Vitters, General Manager, of PlantBottle Packaging at Coca-Cola and Deji Akinyanju, the CEO of Food Concepts. The panel discussed the necessary changes needed for today’s supply chains to remain sustainable, what incentives exist for businesses and governments to make these changes, and finally, what are the business opportunities that may be involved with this change.
Bridgespan Strategy Workshop
This unique, participatory session at the 2012 Social Enterprise Conference was an opportunity for Erin Sweeney, Case Team Leader at The Bridgespan Group, and Sydney Morris, Co-founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer at Educators for Excellence to walk the audience through Bridgespan’s work with Educator’s for Excellence to improve E4E’s strategy, grow their membership, and help prepare for E4E’s future.
SIT Workshop: Systematic Creativity in Social Enterprises
In this workshop at the 2012 Social Enterprise Conference, SIT’s Co-founder and Managing Director Amnon Levav engaged participants in an exercise that allowed attendees to apply an innovation method to their own case in order to learn and practice skills they can use to generate their own future forms of innovation. Levav also talked about the process if social innovation and how companies take use it to the greatest advantage.
Social Venture Pitch Competition
The Social Venture Pitch session at the 2012 Social Enterprise Conference features emerging for-profit social entrepreneurs who use eight minutes to pitch their enterprise to a panel of impact investors and advisors to be considered for an investment of $250,000–500,000 by Jalia Ventures / Serious Change, LP. Professor Ron Gonen ’04, founder of RecycleBank served as the competition’s moderator. The judges included Lisa Williams ’11, Associate of Investments at Imprint Capital, Professor John Walker ’08, Finance Director of Echoing Green and Adjunct Professor at Columbia SIPA, and Yasmina Zaidman, Director of Communications and Strategic Partnerships at Acumen Fund.
Entrepreneurs include: Donnel Baird ’13, Founder of BlocPower, Alina Kohan ’12, Director of Finance, Powerhive, and Toure McCluskey, Founder of OkCopay.
Social Enterprise Conference: Closing Keynote: Corporate Social Innovators
For the 2012 Social Enterprise Conference’s closing keynote, there was a discussion about social innovation featuring Joe Silbilia, CEO of CSRwire.com, Jennifer Crozier, Vice President of Global Citizenship Initiatives at IBM, Richard Hall, Director of Global Strategic Alliances for Intel and Caroline Roan, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility & Reputation at Pfizer. The discussion touched on many of the topics surrounding corporate social responsibility that face large organizations such as embedding social responsibility and sustainability into the entirety of a corporation’s core strategy, as well as the challenges surrounding the measuring and reporting the impact of these activities. With an introduction by Conference Co-Chairs Regina Lee ’13 and Albert Lim ’13.