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Social Enterprise Conference: Opening Keynote, Fernando Fabre and Chris Hayes

In the opening keynote at the 2012 Social Enterprise Conference, Fernando Fabre, the president of Endeavor Global, and Chris Hayes, host of MSNBC’s Up with Chris Hayes, discuss Endeavor Global’s strategies and challenges associated with investing in budding enterprises as well as the importance of building strongly interconnected entrepreneurial networks. Watch Now

CSR’s Shift from a Go-It-Alone to an Ecosystem Approach

At the 2012 Social Enterprise Conference Geoffrey Heal, the Donald C. Waite III Professor of Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School, moderated a discussion around the challenges associated with corporations seeking to enact corporate social responsibility programs when pairing up with the government, nonprofits and other external stakeholders. Watch Now

Moving the Needle for Large-Scale Implementation of Renewable Energy

In this session at the 2012 Social Enterprise Conference, Bruce Usher, Co-director of the Social Enterprise Program and Executive-in-Residence at Columbia Business School moderated a panel about renewable energy featuring Steve Corneli, Senior Vice-President of Sustainability, Policy and Strategy at NRG Energy, Izzet Bensusan ’08, President and CEO of Karbone and Clint Plummer, Vice-President of Development and Deepwater Wind. Watch Now

Adopting a Client-Centric Strategy to the Base of the Pyramid

In this session at the 2012 Social Enterprise Conference, moderator Bryan Wagner, Executive Director of Global Sustainable Finance at Morgan Stanley, lead a panel discussion with Robert Annibale, Global Director of Citi Microfinance and Community Development, Scott MacMillan, Communications Manager at BRAC, Cathleen Tobin, Manager at Women’s World Banking, and Katherine Rosenberg, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at Grameen America. Watch Now

Financial Innovations in Community Reinvestment

In this session at the 2012 Social Enterprise Conference, Professor Antony Bugg-Levine, CEO of the Nonprofit Finance Fund and Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School, moderated a panel consisting of Scott Budde, Project Director at the Sustainable Agriculture Credit Union Research Project and Founder of Better Harvest Federal Credit Union; Cathy Dolan, Chief Operating Office of the Opportunity Finance Network; Jeannine Jacokes, Senior Policy Advisor at the Community Development Bankers Association; and Daniel Nissenbaum ’88, Chief Operating Officer of the Urban Investment Group at Goldman Sachs. Watch Now

Implementing a Sustainable Supply Chain that Builds Communities

In this session at the 2012 Social Enterprise Conference, Professor Garrett Van Ryzin, Paul M. Montrone Professor of Private Enterprise, Chair of Decision, Risk, and Operations at Columbia Business School moderated a panel consisting of Kythzia Barrera, the Director of Innovando Tradicion; Anita Househam, Policy & Legal Adviser of UN Global Compact on Supply Chain Sustainability; Scott A. Vitters, General Manager, of PlantBottle Packaging at Coca-Cola; and Deji Akinyanju, the CEO of Food Concepts. Watch Now

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