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Society and Business Fellow Tim Kline (MBA '14) will attend the Clinton Global Initiative University meeting in March to pitch his social impact game, Tejo Conejo.


Society and Business Scholar Ian Ritchey (B.S. '14) recently began an internship with Senior Fellow Paul Pollizotto's compay, CBS EcoMedia.


Society and Business Scholar Alex Duong (B.S. '12) accepted a position as a buyer assistant at Whole Foods Market.


Congratulations to Senior Fellow Fran Seegull on her appointment to the G8 Social Impact Investment Task Force Working Group on Asset Allocation. The Task Force will focus on catalyzing the global social impact investing market.

USC Master of Science in Social Entrepreneurship Information Session
Date: Thursday, March 27th
Time: 4:00PM - 5:00pm 
Location: JKP 212 
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BSEL Lunch & Learn: Alternative Energy  

New Leaf Biofuel 

Date: Thursday, March 27th  

Time: 12:30PM - 1:50PM 

Location: Popovich Hall (JKP) 104  

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USC Master of Science in Social Entrepreneurship Information Session
Date: Wednesday, April 9th
Time: 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Location: TBD
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BSEL Happy Hour
Date: April 2014
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Location: McKay's at the USC Radisson


Advisors in Philanthropy LA - Impact Investing Forum  

Date: March 20 

Location: Luxe Sunset Hotel, Los Angeles 

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NCIIA Conference 

Dates: March 21-22 

Location: San Jose, CA 

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Socially Responsible Nonprofit Investors Seminar 

Date: April 25 

Location: Luxe Sunset Hotel, Los Angeles

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StartingBloc Institute - Boulder 

Dates: May 1-5

Location: Boulder, CO

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 What's trending in social entrepreneurship 


Young social enterprises need to focus more on becoming established as businesses rather than just achieving their social aim, as too many ignore the importance of a viable business in fulfilling their mission writes Dan Zastawny.


The second annual Social Progress Index, based on the work of Charles Booth in the 1890's, will be released in April and will measure how well 120 countries take care of their citizens.


PBS reported on a new project in Colorado aimed at raising awareness of hunger called "hunger through my lens" in which digital cameras were given to people on food stamps to document being hungry America and the images were turned into art exhibits.


PwC recently released a handbook on CSR in India that lays out how to develop a CSR plan in that region and follow it through to implementation.


In their new book, Ian MacMillan and James Thompson of the Wharton School, discuss the importance of stakeholders in building a new social enterprise.  

Q&A with a social changemaker 

Kabira Stokes  

Isidore is a full service, secure and responsible electronics recycling and repair company that hires and trains previously incarcerated people.   

Time for a vacation. Beach or mountains?     


Who is your social enterprise "crush" of the moment?

Robert Egger. So excited that he's in LA now, building the LA Kitchen.  

Fill in the blank: I'd get arrested protesting ____.
The Keystone XL Pipeline. 

What is your favorite magazine or blog?

Equal parts TakePart and The Sartorialist.