"Strange Bedfellows: How NGOs, Entrepreneurs, and Corporations are Working Together to Save the World" - NEARING CAPACITY

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Arts, Entertainment, Media and Entrepreneurship (AEME) Affinity

Increasingly, businesses are examining their stake in the world and what role they have in creating a sustainable future. Some would describe this as an evolution of a social impact movement, the motivations for which are summed up by the mission of 21st Century Fox’s Global Energy Initiative (represented on this panel) where “creating an enduring business requires looking beyond profit to consider the impacts we have in the world around us.” To this end the right questions are finally being asked:

  • What does it means to have a social impact?
  • Why it is important to have one?
  • How to have a social impact?

In this conversation we will hear from individuals who represent businesses and organizations that have defined what having a social impact means to them and how they are accomplishing this important task.

The common denominator we see in the success stories represented on this panel is partnerships. Our speakers demonstrate that having a meaningful social impact is not something any one business or organization can do alone. Identifying how you want to and can save the world is only half the battle; finding the right partners is paramount to affecting real change. Learn from our panelists who their business or organization works with and why, and how they are making the world a better place.

This session is being graciously hosted in the beautiful offices of Absolute Travel. Food and drink will be provided. This is the 2nd Annual A.E.M.Entrepreneurship Forum.

Speakers:  
Vijay Sudan, A&S ‘06
Director, Social Impact
21st Century Fox (formerly News Corporation)
Ken Fish, A&S ’81      
President and Founder
Absolute Travel
     Ellie Galbut, Bus ‘15
Entrepreneur
ergoH2O

Hallie Morrison, SAIS ‘09
Associate Director, Institutional Gifts
The Nature Conservancy
 

Moderator:  

Michael Fensterstock, Bus '14
Co-Founder
Aromaflage