August 2013                                                                                                                                             Like us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterView our videos on YouTube

SBL Senior Fellow Laura Rubbo presented at the American Apparel & Footwear Association's Social Responsibility Committee in July on implementing an ethical sourcing program in a licensing business.  


On Wednesday August 22nd, SBL Senior Fellow Paul Polizzotto and Fellow Ashkun Zaker (MBA '12) will unveil Malibu Creek State Park's new free public electric car charging stations, made possible by Chevrolet's participation in the EcoAd Program from CBS EcoMedia.   


Congratulations to SBL Scholar Harleen Marwah (B.S. '15) who was selected as a Hesselbein Global Fellow this summer. As a Fellow, she participated in a four-day leadership and mentoring experience at the University of Pittsburgh.

SBL Scholar Claire Marsh (B.A. '13) is now working in Nicaragua for Global Brigades, where she is expanding the organizations' fundraising and organizational management platform,

SBL Senior Fellow Fran Seegull will be teaching a new Marshall MBA course this fall, on Investing in Impact Ventures. She will be speaking at SOCAP in San Francisco in September on panels titled: "Impact Investing in 2013: The State of the Field", "A Capital Story: Leveraging Resources Across the Spectrum", and "Democratizing Access to Impact Investing Through Infrastructure and Product Development."  

Society and Business Fellow Jennifer May (MBA '13) is manager of the LEAP Symposium, a national gathering of 100 thought leaders working at the intersection of design and social innovation to map the emerging career pathways for designers in the social innovation space. LEAP is curated by SBL Senior Fellow Mariana Amatullo, Vice President of Designmatters.  


SBL Senior Fellow Paul Vandeventer, President & CEO of Community Partners, has been invited by Southern California Grantmakers to kick off SCG's annual day-long orientation for new grantmaking foundation professional staff with an interactive talk focusing on the role of "Foundations as Catalysts in the Civic Landscape" this coming October 8, 2013.

Congratulations to Society and Business Fellow Paul Moore (MBA PM '14) who was recently accepted into Southern California Grantmakers Senior Peer to Peer network which is designed to strengthen senior leaders in philanthropy in order to advance the field.
 What's trending in social entrepreneurship 


The non-profit organization Venture for America places recent college graduates with start-up companies in eight struggling U.S. cities. A recent New York Times article reports that by August, 108 fellows will be working at 70 companies as part of the two-year fellowship program.

Design Glossary


Attendees of the 2012 Social Impact Design Summit created this glossary of social impact design terminology in an attempt to offer a "unifying vocabulary" and promote collaboration in the field.


In this TED talk, 22 year old William Kamkwamba tells his inspiring story of the invention he created at age 14 to help his family and his town (Video | 05:59)


Jamie Hartzell of Ethex argues that the social impact investment sector must become more open and accessible to the average investor in order to succeed.

SBL Happy Hour
Date: Wednesday, September 11th 
Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Silicon Beach @ USC: 
Dates: Tues., September 17-Wed., September 18
Location: Tutor Campus Center

Women in Green Forum 2013 

Date: Wednesday, August 28

Location: Los Angeles, CA 

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Social Capital Markets Conference (SOCAP) 2013

Dates: Tuesday, September 3 - Friday, September 6 

Location: San Francisco, CA

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The Nonprofit Management Institute 2013

Dates: Tues., September 10 - Wed., September 11 

Location: Stanford, CA

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Innovation Summit Pasadena  

Date: Thursday, October 10 

Location: Pasadena, CA 

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Q&A with a social changemaker


Nikhil Arora and Alejandro Velez 
Founders of Back to the Roots


Time for a vacation. Beach or mountains? 
Either - we both have a huge love for being outdoors! Just get us some clean fresh air and space to run around!
Who is your social enterprise "crush" of the moment?
Fund Good Jobs  - super innovative new investment funding that use philanthropic investment vehicles to help create jobs. 
What is your favorite magazine or blog?
Twitter and Facebook - it's awesome to see how the friends & pages you follow/like can help curate awesome content for you to read and check out.  


Fill in the blank: I'd get arrested protesting ____.
Lack of investment we're making here for our next generation - nutritious food for our kids in school, classroom funding, extra curricular activities.

What is your favorite pizza topping?