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SBL Happy Hour
Date: Tuesday, October 2
Time: 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Harmonizing Health Data: Tools to Improve Health Policy Research
Date: Thursday, October 4
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: University Gateway, Conference Room 100 B

2012 USC Student Innovator Showcase
Date: Friday, October 19
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Hancock Foundation, Lawn in front of AHF

SBL Lunch & Learn: Social Business Certification
Andy Fyfe, Community Development, B Lab
Date: Thursday, November 8
Time: 12:30 - 1:50 p.m.
Location: Doheny Memorial Library 240
 What's trending in social entrepreneurship 


In his TED London talk, The Global Food Waste Scandal, Tristram Stuart discusses the trend of food waste in developing countries and what we can do to stop wasting and start feeding (Video | 14:16)


Last week, the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting took place in New York with the theme Designing for Impact. Check out the webcast archives to view several presentations on improving design for the individual, our environment, and our systems.


Dr. Albina Ruiz, founder of Ciudad Saludable, found a solution to Peru's trash problem that will provide jobs, improve the environment, and support the local economy (Video | 03:59) 

In addition to meals and housing, the Downtown Women's Center in Los Angeles now offers free mammogram services to its residents and visitors to expand the preventative healthcare services they already offer to women on skid row.


GOOD's infograph, Understanding Social Enterprise: When Doing Good Pays Off, shows that 63% of social enterprises are profitable and that the potential market size of impact investing is estimated at $500 billion.

Q&A with a social changemaker


Marina Kim
Director of Ashoka U


Time for a vacation. Beach or mountains?  
Mountains, especially with some lakes thrown in. Can we make it Belaggio, Italy?

Favorite restaurant in Los Angeles? 
Magic Castle - just tried this for the first time.

Who is your social enterprise "crush" of the moment?
Jane McGonigal, who is a video game designer who is asking, "How can games make the world a better place and have social impact?"
What's the can't-miss event in October?
Teaching social entrepreneurship curriculum best practices to professors at an Ashoka U Faculty Institute in Korea.

What is your favorite blog?
99u.com - it's a blog for creatives who are seeking impact and productivity. I love their articles and videos.



SBL Senior Fellow Laura Rubbo hosted and presented at a convening at Disney of the Global Social Compliance Program to promote discussion with 70 participants on capacity-building for improved labor conditions in global supply chains.


SBL Senior Fellow Fran Seegull will be heading to Ixtapa, Mexico this month to attend Opportunity Collaboration, a conference focusing on economic justice. She will also be a panelist on Taking Sustainable & Impact Investing Mainstream and Getting to the Roots: Investing in Local Food at SOCAP.

Climate Resolve, a non-profit founded by SBL Senior Fellow Jonathan Parfrey, released a new state-of-the-art climate study, which for the first time communicates how climate change will specifically affect Los Angeles. Learn more at C-CHANGE.LA.


EcoMedia, founded by SBL Senior Fellow Paul Polizzotto, recently teamed with LA Recreation & Parks and Chevrolet to open Los Angeles' first universal access sports field, providing disabled children the opportunity to participate in organized adaptive sports league play. Learn more about CBS EcoMedia's projects.


SBL Senior Fellow Paul Vandeventer, President & CEO of Community Partners, will host an open-invitation breakfast gathering on November 1 featuring Diana Aviv, President of Washington, D.C. based Independent Sector. Results and implications of Independent Sector's new report, "Beyond the Cause: The Art and Science of Advocacy", will be discussed. Space is limited. Contact mdiaz@CommunityPartners.org to RSVP.


SBL Senior Fellow Kay Buck recently attended a UN reception in NYC hosted by President Obama and the First Lady, then headed to the Clinton Global Initiative where the President spoke about human trafficking and recognized a survivor who was helped by Kay's non-profit, CAST.


ProSocial, SBL Senior Fellow Meredith Blake's social action consulting firm, has partnered with Caine's team (from Caine's Arcade) to launch The Imagination Foundation. Learn more about their first annual Global Cardboard Challenge.


Question Box, a non-profit founded by SBL Senior Fellow Rose Shuman, was selected as a Global Hot 100 Company by the World Summit on Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Boston, where Rose will be participating as a panelist. Question Box also made it to the Final 40 of the African News Innovation Challenge.


SBL Scholar Abby Chao recently returned from Singapore where the USC Marshall Team placed 3rd at the NUS-DBS 2012 International Case Competition


SBL partner Mariana Amatullo, co-founder of DesignMatters, and her team were featured in Fast Company's 50 Designers Shaping the Future issue as a finalist in the Innovation by Design Awards.


Congratulations to Society and Business Fellow Jennifer May on her recent engagement to John Gardiner. The two plan to wed in Los Angeles in October 2013.



SOCAP12 Conference

Date: Monday, October 1 - Thursday, October 4

Location: San Francisco

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Conscience Cocktails

Date: Wednesday, October 3

Time: 7:00 - 10:30 p.m.

Location: X Bar at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza

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2012 Social Innovation Week Events 

hosted by The Feast

Date: Wednesday, October 3 - Saturday, October 6

Location: Various Locations

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Green Business Networking

Date: Tuesday, October 9

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

Location: The HUB LA

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Los Angeles Idealist Grad Fair

Date: Thursday, October 18

Time: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Location: Doubletree Hotel, Los Angeles

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Social Innovation Fast Pitch Event & Showcase presented by Los Angeles Social Venture Partners

Date: Wednesday, October 24

Time: 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Location: Saban Theater, Beverly Hills

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2012 Net Impact Conference

Date: Thursday, October 25 - Saturday, October 27

Location: Baltimore, MD

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