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Keynote Speakers

8:15 a.m.-9:15 a.m. Opening Keynote, Fernando Fabre; Moderator: Chris Hayes


Chris Hayes hosts his eponymous weekend morning show on Saturdays and Sundays from 8-10 a.m. ET on MSNBC. “Up w/ Chris Hayes,” which focuses on the latest in political news, premiered on September 17, 2011.

In addition to hosting his own show, Mr. Hayes is an MSNBC contributor and Editor-at-Large of The Nation. Prior to joining MSNBC as an anchor, Mr. Hayes had previously served as a frequent substitute host for “The Rachel Maddow Show” and “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.” Mr. Hayes has been with MSNBC as a contributor since April 2010 and has been with The Nation since October 2007.

He is a former Fellow at Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics. From 2008-2010, he was a Bernard Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation. From 2005 to 2006, Mr. Hayes was a Schumann Center Writing Fellow at In These Times.

Since 2002, Mr. Hayes has written on a wide variety of political and social issues, from union organizing and economic democracy, to the intersection of politics and technology. His essays, articles and reviews have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Time, The Nation, The American Prospect, The New Republic, The Washington Monthly, The Guardian, and The Chicago Reader.

His first book, Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy, which is about the crisis of authority in American life, was published in June 2012. Chris grew up in the Bronx, graduated from Brown University in 2001 with a bachelor’s of arts in Philosophy and now lives in Brooklyn with his wife Kate and daughter Ryan.

FabreFernando Fabre

Mr. Fabre assumed the role of president of Endeavor Global in February 2011. Immediately prior, he had been the Managing Director of Endeavor Mexico since 2004 and a part-time faculty professor of Entrepreneurship at Anahuac University.

In 2002 he and his mentor/professor, Dr. Richard L. Smith, were appointed by Mexican President Vicente Fox to develop a set of guidelines for building an entrepreneurial culture in Mexico under the Partnership for Prosperity Program. Among these guidelines were recommendations that helped shape the creation of the Mexican association of venture capital funds, the creation of Fondo Pyme (a US$600m a year government program to support SMEs) and more recently, the creation of a US$50m a year program to launch SME IPOs in the Mexican Bolsa (stock market).

He currently serves on the board of the National Committee of Innovation, which oversees a US$5 billion budget of the Mexican government on innovation, and on the board of directors of Lumni Inc, a leading student-lending program. He holds a Master’s degree in Economics from Claremont Graduate University in California and an MBA and BA in Managerial Economics from Universidad Anahuac del Sur.

In 2003, the magazine Lideres Mexicanos called him a “Leader of the Future” and in 2005 Fortuna called him the “top entrepreneur supporter in Mexico.” In 2007, Expansion called him one of the “30 under 30” Mexican leaders. He became a Kauffman Fellow by the Center for Venture Education, located in Silicon Valley, CA, in 2009.

He lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.

10:50 a.m.-11:50 a.m. Morning Keynote, Paul Farmer

Introduced by

Raymond Fisman is the Lambert Family Professor of Social Enterprise and co-director of the Social Enterprise Program at the Columbia Business School. Mr. Fisman received his PhD in business economics at Harvard University. He worked as a consultant in the Africa Division of the World Bank before joining Columbia Business School in 1999. His research covers a range of topics, including the impact of corporate social responsibility, the determinants of altruism and global corruption. His work has been published in leading economics journals, including the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, and Quarterly Journal of Economics and has been covered widely in the popular press, from Maureen Dowd’s column in the New York Times to al Jazeera to the Shanghai Daily. He also writes a monthly column for the online magazine Slate, where he’s tackled issues including teacher evaluation in public schools, women and leadership, and the economics of civil war. Mr. Fisman’s first book, Economic Gangsters: Violence, Corruption, and the Poverty of Nations (coauthored with Edward Miguel), was published by Princeton University Press, and he is currently working on a book about the economics of office life, to be published by Twelve in 2012. He has taught nonprofit governance in an Executive Education program for leaders in the arts and teaches the Private Sector and International Development and Managerial Economics courses for EMBA and MBA students.

Paul Farmer, MD, PhD

Medical anthropologist and physician Paul Farmer is a founding director of Partners In Health (PIH), an international nonprofit organization that provides direct health care services and has undertaken research and advocacy activities on behalf of those who are sick and living in poverty. Dr. Farmer is the Kolokotrones University Professor and Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School; Chief of the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital; and the United Nations Deputy Special Envoy for Haiti, under Special Envoy Bill Clinton.

Dr. Farmer and his colleagues in the U.S. and in Haiti, Peru, Russia, Rwanda, Lesotho, and Malawi have pioneered novel community-based treatment strategies that demonstrate the delivery of high-quality health care in resource-poor settings. Dr. Farmer has written extensively on health, human rights, and the consequences of social inequality. His most recent book is Haiti After the Earthquake. Other titles include Partner to the Poor: A Paul Farmer Reader, Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor, The Uses of Haiti, Infections and Inequalities: The Modern Plagues, and AIDS and Accusation: Haiti and the Geography of Blame. Dr. Farmer is the recipient of numerous honors, including the Margaret Mead Award from the American Anthropological Association, the Outstanding International Physician (Nathan Davis) Award from the American Medical Association, a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, and, with his PIH colleagues, the Hilton Humanitarian Prize. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Closing Keynote- Corporate Social Innovators: A dialogue with Jennifer Crozier, Richard Hall and Caroline Roan; Moderated by Joe Sibilia,


Joe Sibilia was the founder and CEO of Meadowbrook Lane Capital, described by the Wall Street Journal as a “socially responsible investment bank” specializing in turning values into valuation.

Today, he is the CEO of, ( a digital media platform that distributes and archives corporate social responsibility/sustainability news to journalists, analysts, investors, activists, academics, public relations and investor relations professionals worldwide.

Mr. Sibilia also founded the Gasoline Alley Foundation (, a 501(c) 3 corporation that has incubated 47 small businesses since 1985 and teaches inner city and/or underprivileged persons to be successful entrepreneurs using socially responsible/sustainable business practices while revitalizing inner city neighborhoods.

Through Meadowbrook and, Mr. Sibilia has worked with a number of socially responsible companies and has been widely recognized for his work in attempting to take Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream private, while inspiring a private stock exchange for CSR companies. He has successfully preserved and advanced many CSR/Sustainability initiatives while speaking publicly about the connection between good corporate citizenship and increased share value.

Mr. Sibilia has purchased and sold 19 companies, co-founded and sold The Bank of Western Mass. an FDIC local micro finance institution, Marty’s Juice Creations to Pepsi-Cola Co. and developed a public awareness campaign opposing the legalization of casino gaming in Massachusetts.

Mr. Sibilia’s vision for CSRwire is to leverage the power of the web to raise awareness for a new economy based on the principles of an economically just and environmentally sustainable society for the common good.

He serves on a number of boards, has been the longest serving Board member of the Social Venture Network ( and is an accomplished author, having co-authored Street Smart Sustainability with David Mager in 2010. He is married to Claire Sullivan and has three daughters — Kristen, Kendra and Kayla — and a dog named ‘Finally.’

Jen Crozier - Photo 8-20-12 Jennifer Crozier

Jen Crozier is IBM’s Vice President of Global Citizenship Initiatives and is responsible for a broad portfolio of philanthropic initiatives that provide grants of IBM technology and talent to communities around the world. Ms. Crozier led the development of the Smarter Cities Challenge, which provides teams of IBM experts and strategic guidance to city leaders and helped devise the Corporate Service Corps, a corporate version of the Peace Corps that deploys thousands of IBM’s future leaders on service assignments around the world.

In addition, she leads IBM’s economic development portfolio, which provides resources for entrepreneurs such as Supplier Connection, a website that allows vendors to more easily bid for contracts offered by corporations, and the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Toolkit, a set of tutorials and forms on specialty topics like contracts, marketing and human resources that provide a template for small business owners. She also oversees World Community Grid, a volunteer effort where individuals and organizations provide the unused power of their computers to scientists who need to perform computations in their quest to develop drugs for cancer, malaria, AIDS and other illnesses, improve water filtration and find more efficient solar energy materials.

Prior to joining IBM’s Corporate Citizenship department, Ms. Crozier spent a decade in various roles at IBM, including communications, public policy and market intelligence.

Ms. Crozier is a frequent author and speaker, with her work featured in the Harvard Business Review, the Huffington Post and events around Corporate Citizenship, urban policy and economic development. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Colorado College and a M.A. in Linguistics from SUNY Stony Brook and lives in Rye, New York with her husband and two children.

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Richard Hall is Director-Global Strategic Alliances for Intel Corporation, the world leader in silicon innovation that develops technologies, products and initiatives to continually advance how people work and live.

Mr. Hall manages Intel’s global executive relationships with the United Nations, NetHope and several other development organizations with programs focused on providing technology to inspire and empower the world’s people. Mr. Hall also supports global coordination of Intel’s Social Innovation projects and programs. Mr. Hall joined Intel in 1991, and previously managed Intel’s California state government affairs, its U.S. federal political action committee (iPAC) and coordination of several Intel government affairs programs among the company’s corporate, Washington D.C. and international offices.
Previously, he worked in the news media and in public affairs roles in the utility and hi-tech industry in California, Illinois and Arizona.
Hall resides in Folsom, California.

CBS Caroline Roan PhotoCaroline Roan

Caroline Roan is Vice President of Corporate Responsibility & Reputation at Pfizer.  She is also President of The Pfizer Foundation, which promotes global access to quality health care, and supports the community involvement of Pfizer’s U.S.-based employees.

Ms. Roan oversees Pfizer’s corporate responsibility programs, encompassing stakeholder engagement, reporting, and designing social investment strategies. She also manages Pfizer’s corporate efforts to raise awareness of the company’s commitment to use its presence and scale to make a difference locally and globally in areas as diverse as human rights, transparency and access to medicines.

Prior to joining Pfizer, Ms. Roan worked at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Community Health Team, and she served as the Associate Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS at Yale University.

Ms. Roan received her B.A. from Earlham College, and her Masters of Public Policy from Columbia University.