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isc ’08

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

Panels / Speakers

Investing in Social Change: Enhancing the Impact of Social Entrepreneurship

Social entrepreneurs are playing an increasingly important role in advancing fields such as education, economic development and environmental sustainability. This panel will focus on innovative models of investing in social change. Experts in venture philanthropy, international economic development and social entrepreneurship advocacy will share their insights on the latest trends in starting, financing and scaling social ventures.


Emerging Trends in Microfinance: The Increasing Presence of Wall Street

The panel will focus on innovations in investing in the microfinance sector. The panel will incorporate viewpoints from Wall Street, the non-profit and for-profit sectors, exploring microfinance as a new commercial asset class, and the evolution of the financial community and capital markets to support this investment area.


Corporate Social Responsibility: Systemic Change through Ethical Sourcing Standards and Partnerships

From raw materials sourcing to sweatshop-free products to carbon footprinting, interest groups and consumers are now holding corporations accountable for operations throughout their entire supply chains. Corporate Social Responsibility departments are responding through supplier scorecards, capacity building programs, NGO partnerships and industry collaboration. This panel will focus on both CSR strategy and organizational structure within leading companies.


Global Health: Overcoming Treatment Barriers

Developing sustainable healthcare solutions in the developing world is major challenge. There are infrastructure challenges (power, water, human resources), political challenges, and competing priorities for resources. Different organizations have found creative and effective ways of overcoming barriers to treatment for global health issues. Such organizations include commercial medical companies, non-profit companies, and academics. This panel will focus on examples of how to improve access to healthcare in resource limited settings in a sustainable way.


Special thanks to our panel leads for all their hard work:

Investing in Social Change Panel: Robert Albright, Victoria Canavor
Global Health Panel: Julie Carrier, Katherine Nelson, Jayanth Surakanti
Microfinance Panel: Lauren Bogner, Hetal Desai
CSR Panel: Kiersten Regelin, Tracy Schwartz, Alejandro Solis Yamuni

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