SBL Lunch & Learn: Corporate Philanthropy
Rebecca Calahan Klein, VP Organizational Development 1% for the Planet
Date: Monday, March 26
Time: 12:30-1:50 p.m.
Location: JKP 212
Marshall Net Impact CSR Panel featuring Deloitte, Quiksilver, and Bank of America
Date: Thursday, March 22
Time: 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Location: JKP 210
Marshall Community Service Day
Date: Saturday, March 31
Time: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Location: Sites throughout Los Angeles
SBL Happy Hour
Date: Tuesday, April 3
Time: 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Marshall Net Impact AlterEnergy Panel
Date: Tuesday, April 10
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Radisson Grand Ballroom
SBL Founding Director Adlai Wertman attended a meeting at the White House on March 14th to discuss the challenges of engaging corporate America in social change.
CBS EcoMedia, founded by SBL Advisory Board Member Paul Polizzotto, was named a finalist for Leading Social Innovation at the 2012 Edison Best New Product Awards. EcoMedia will be honored at the Edison Awards Gala on April 26 in New York City.
Society and Business Fellow Sally Lee (MBA '11) recently accepted a position as Director of Corporate Responsibility at Warner Bros. She leads We Can Be Heroes, the company's new campaign to raise awareness of hunger in the Horn of Africa.
In December 2011, SBL Program Specialist Janet Kramer and SBL Scholar Vina Vo ('13) participated in the USC Global Business Brigades trip to Ghana.
Society and Business Fellow Jessica Risch (MBA '13) was elected President of Marshall Net Impact for 2012-2013. Jessie was also selected as a REDF Farber Intern for Summer 2012.
Congratulations to Society and Business Fellow Jenny Kung (MBA '12) and her husband Howard on the birth of their new son, Andrew Patrick Kung, on March 10. We also congratulate Alumnus Sam Reid (MBA '08) and his wife on the birth of a daughter this Fall.
The Hub LA and Mindshare LA Mix and Mingle Fridays
Date: Fridays beginning March 23
Time: 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: 830 Traction Ave., Los Angeles
Los Angeles Social Enterprise Alliance Panel Discussion
"Strange Bedfellows: Exploring Mission-Driven Corporate Partnerships"
Date: Monday, March 26
Time: 6.30 p.m.
Location: Pepperdine LAX Campus, Los Angeles
2012 Clean Tech Forum San Francisco
Date: Monday, March 26 - Wednesday, March 28
Location: Hyatt Regency San Francisco
The Science of Getting People to Do Good
Date: Friday, March 30
Location: Knight Management Center, Palo Alto, CaliforniaMore Information
Sustainable Vision 2012: Design Revolution Workshop
Date: Wednesday, March 21
Location: Hilton Financial District, San Francisco
Global Social Venture Competition
Date: Friday, April 20
Location: UC Berkeley, Haas School of BusinessMore Information
What's trending in social entrepreneurship
CEO of WaterHealth International, Sanjay Bhatnagar, shared his business model for water sanitation at the February SBL Lunch & Learn.
CEO of Havas, David Jones, argues that we live in "an era during which businesses that are not socially responsible will suffer damage as a result of this failure." Do you agree?
Tim Brown, CEO of design and consulting firm IDEO, visited USC in February to discuss "part two" of his TED talk on how design thinking can be applied to challenges in the health industry.
LinkedIn Co-Founder Reid Hoffman promotes microfinance by lending $1 million through KIVA to support 40,000 new entrepreneurs across the globe.
TED launched TED-ED: "Lessons Worth Sharing," a series that brings together teachers and animators to create 10 minute-long engaging video lessons for the classroom.
In honor of International Women's Day on March 8, award-winning writer David Bornstein discusses female education in Africa, featuring successful girls' education organization, Camfed.
Africa-based shoe company Oliberté steps away from the TOMS Shoes one-for-one model and invests in the African shoe manufacturing industry.
Managing Director of the Rockefeller Foundation and Co-Author of Impact Investing: Transforming How We Make Money While We Make a Difference, Anthony Bugg-Levine, discusses the rise of impact investing, its limitations and its potential.
Are you a Marshall MBA with an internship at a nonprofit in the social sector? Apply for the SBL Summer Internship Subsidy.
Undergraduates interested in careers in social enterprise are encouraged to apply for the SBL Scholars Mentoring Program by Monday, April 2.
Take the first step in learning how to change the world! Apply for the SBL Summer Internship. Interested candidates must submit a resume and cover letter and sign-up for an interview on the door of DCC 115 by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 23.
Q&A with a social changemaker
Brent Freeman, Founder of Roozt
Camping or Glamping? Camping
Ski or Snowboard? Snowboard
You have a day to volunteer, where do you lend a hand? I often mentor students involved with NFTE (Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship)
You have a free afternoon in Los Angeles, where can we find you? The beach! (Who has a free afternoon in Los Angeles?)
What is the "can't-miss" social sector event this month? March 28, 2012 - the Roozt launch party in Venice. We're launching our new platform and bringing like-minded, inspirational people together from across sectors to celebrate. It will be a fun, Hollywood glitz and glamour night. Roozt has morphed into "Etsy" meets "Fab" for social entrepreneurs. We're dead-focused on bringing sexy back to giving back.