Neill Duffy of Purpose + Sport is working to make sure that big events such as Super Bowl 50 become sustainable sporting events, decreasing their environmental footprints and making them more purposeful. … Read More
As the conscientious business world grows, opportunities for business leaders, employees, changemakers, investors and consumers to gather and learn from each other are increasing in number. Some individuals are even planning events that make use of products and services exclusively from businesses that are doing good in the world.
Conscientious business leaders who have sought out various certifications may have opportunities to attend networking and development events. B Lab — the nonprofit behind the B Impact Assessment — hosts regular B Corp Leadership Development events, during which B Corp leaders in multiple locations in the world can gather to learn more about the activities and practices within their fellow B Corps.
Events centered around education are growing in popularity. SOCAP — an annual conference that brings together entrepreneurs, investors and changemakers to present new ideas to a likeminded audience — has attracted upwards of 10,000 attendees in the past. It’s a valuable opportunity for investors to learn about new investment opportunities and for entrepreneurs to connect with parties interested in their ideas.
For companies that wish to speak directly to likeminded consumers, product events, such as the Natural Products Expo, can be invaluable. These are events that allow entrepreneurs to pitch products and receive feedback, learn more about how to market products, and exhibit their products to a receptive audience.
Media companies and even business schools are getting in on the events action. B the Change Media plans to host an annual event to celebrate top-scoring B Corps along with other networking and educational opportunities throughout the year.
As “impact investing” becomes a buzzword and big-name investment firms step in to support social entrepreneurs, the annual SOCAP conference serves as a microcosm of the tensions and challenges surrounding social capital — and the debate about who deserves a seat at the table.
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The Best for the World Gathering, held by B the Change Media in conjunction with the Haas School of Business and the Center for Responsible Business, brought business leaders heading a movement of social change together with a crowd of like-minded, impact-oriented business leaders, journalists, community members and students at … Read More
We at B the Change Media are jazzed about our inaugural Best for the World Gathering and Celebration on Sept. 8, 2016, at the University of California, Berkeley. We’ll be live tweeting, posting to Facebook and sharing awesome videos produced by dozens of our Best for the World honorees on … Read More
Opportunity Collaboration’s intent is to provide a space where delegates can reflect on their experiences with poverty, learn from the successes and failures of other delegates, and build collaborative relationships that can continue to be developed beyond the event. … Read More