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SBL Lunch & Learn: Scaling Children's Literacy
Pierre Towns, Chief Talent Officer, Room to Read
Date: Wednesday, September 5
Time: 12:30 - 1:50 p.m.
Location: JKP 212

SBL Happy Hour
Date: Wednesday, September 5
Time: 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

USC Price Public/Non-Profit Career Fair
Date: Wednesday, September 12
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Von KleinSmid Center Courtyard
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The HUB LA is slated to open its doors September 2012. This shared space allows its members to collaborate with other local Impact Professionals, creating a "conscious lifestyle club dedicated to the people and teams building the local, sustainable economy in LA."



A group of women in northern Zambia have taken education reform for their village into their own hands with the creation of The Great Ones PreSchool  (Video | 5:09) 


A recent GOOD article highlights a new interactive tool from The Chronicle of Philanthropy that "maps out generosity" across the United States, offering some surprising information about giving trends throughout the country.



According to NetImpact's new infograph, We Work to Make an Impact (PDF), students reported valuing work-life balance the most in a job, and 49% of workers with opportunities for societal contribution at work reported being "very satisfied" with their jobs. Learn more about their findings here.


Q&A with a social changemaker


Kabira Stokes


Time for a vacation. Beach or mountains?
Favorite restaurant in Los Angeles?
Elf in Echo Park. 
Who is your social enterprise "crush" of the moment?
Anshu Gupta, from an Indian company Goonj. (Featured in the June 2012 Lab Report)
What's the can't-miss event in September?
Definitely the E-Scrap Conference in Dallas, TX.

Fill in the blank. I'd get arrested protesting _____.
I HAVE gotten arrested advocating for living wages for hotel workers along the Century corridor at LAX. One night in jail. Long, cold, and satisfying.



Apply to be a USC Marshall MBA Society and Business Fellow! Submit your resume and cover letter to Abby Fifer Mandell by September 10, 2012 at 5 p.m.

SBL has inducted six new Senior Fellows: Sanjay Bhatnagar of WaterHealth International, Kay Buck of CAST, René Jones of the UTA Foundation, Marco Petruzzi of Green Dot, Paul Polizzotto of EcoMedia, and Laura Rubbo of The Walt Disney Company. Learn more about all of our Senior Fellows here.


SBL Senior Fellow Fran Seegull will be a panelist on Taking Sustainable and Impact Investing Mainstream at SOCAP in September, as well as a Lecturer on Funding Social and Environmental Ventures at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UCSB.

SBL Senior Fellow Paul Vandeventer attended  the first White House Faith-Based Social Innovators Conference in July at the White House in Washington, D.C.


Cause & Affect, the strategy consulting and campaign management firm founded by SBL Senior Fellow Meredith Blake, has been renamed and re-envisioned as ProSocial.


Society and Business Fellow Ashkun Zaker (MBA '12) has accepted a full-time position as the Director of Sales Strategy and Development for CBS EcoMedia.


Society and Business Fellow Genevieve Gonzalez-Turner (MBA '12) has accepted a full-time position as the Director of Corporate Partnerships at City Year Los Angeles.



The HUB LA Celebrates its One Year Anniversary at #SocEntLa Tuesday

Date: Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Time: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Location: The Hub LA, Downtown Los Angeles

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Women in Green Forum

Date: Tuesday, August 28 - Wednesday, August 29

Location: Santa Monica Sheraton Delfina Hotel

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Socially Responsible Investing with Greg Wendt, 

Certified Financial Planner

Date: Thursday, August 30

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: L.A. EcoVillage

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Social Enterprise Alliance Western Regional Summit

Date: Thursday, September 13 - Friday, September 14

Location: Los Angeles


Certified Sustainability (CSR) Practitioner Training

with the Centre for Sustainability and Excellence

Date: Thursday, September 13 - Friday, September 14

Location: San Francisco, CA

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Retail Sustainability Conference 2012

Date: Wednesday, September 19 - Friday, September 21

Location: Phoenix, AZ

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SOCAP12 Conference

Date: Monday, October 1 - Thursday, October 4

Location: San Francisco, California 

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