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isc ’08

Redefining Social Impact:
Changing the Scope of Changing the World.


Keynote Speakers

Matthew Bishop: Chief Business Writer/US Business Editor of The Economist and author of Philanthrocapitalism

Matthew Bishop

Prior to his current position at the Economist, New York-based Matthew Bishop was The Economist's London-based Business Editor, and has also served as its New York Bureau Chief. Matthew is the author of several Economist special survey supplements, including most recently "The Business of Giving", which looks at the industrial revolution taking place in philanthropy; "Kings of Capitalism", which anticipated and analysed the recent boom in private equity; and "Capitalism and its Troubles", an examination of the impact of problems such as the collapse of Enron. Matthew is the author of "Essential Economics", the official Economist layperson's guide to economics, and most recently "Philanthrocapitalism: How the Rich Can Save the World." Before joining The Economist, Matthew was on the faculty of London Business School, where he co-authored three books for the Oxford University Press, on subjects ranging from privatisation and regulation to corporate mergers. Prior to that he was educated at Oxford University. Matthew has served as a member of the Sykes Commission on the investment system in the 21st Century. He was also on the Advisors Group of the United Nations International Year of Microcredit 2005. He has been honoured as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He has been interviewed on numerous media outlets including NPR, BBC World TV and BBC Radio 4 'Today'.

Jessica Flannery: Co-Founder, Kiva

Jessica Flannery

Jessica Jackley Flannery is a co-founder of Kiva, the world’s first p2p microlending website. Jessica first saw the power and beauty of microfinance while working in rural Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda with Village Enterprise Fund and Project Baobab on impact evaluation and program development. Jessica is sector-agnostic about social change, and has worked for public, nonprofit, and private organizations including the Stanford Center for Social Innovation, Amazon.com, Potentia Media, International Foundation, World Vision, and others. Jessica has spoken widely on microfinance and social entrepreneurship, and serves as a director on several boards, including Opportunity International. Jessica holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business with Certificates in Global Management and Public Management, and a BA in Philosophy and Political Science from Bucknell University.

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