Anyone who thinks the revolutionary spirit is dead in the United States didn't attend Bridging the Gap: Leading Social Innovation Across Sectors, the Stanford 2005 Net Impact conference. As the throng of 1,600 MBA Students and young professionals at this year’s 13th annual such happening attest, the will to make a difference is alive, well, and bolstered with business tools.
Indeed, with several keynote speeches and more than 50 panel discussions, the November 10-13 event at the Stanford Graduate School of Business served as a remarkably hopeful indicator that perhaps the world may pluck itself from the brink of ecological and social collapse after all.
From the famous like Al Gore, the former vice president who now heads Generation Investment Management, to socially responsible business pioneers like Stonyfield Farm’s Gary Hirshberg and Working Assets’ Laura Scher, to entrepreneurial newbies like World of Good’s Priya Haji and BUILD’s Suzanne McKechnie Klahr, the message was clear: Business, government, and nonprofits are all serving as both independent and linked forces for positive social change.
The Center for Social Innovation at Stanford brings you a selection from the rich array of panel discussions of topics such as:
- Business and the environment,
- Business in the nonprofit sector,
- Corporate social responsibility,
- International development, and
- Socially responsible investing.
Learn more about Bridging the Gap: Leading Social Innovation Across Sectors, the Stanford 2005 Net Impact Conference.
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