Come hear from six national thought-leaders about what is happening on the leading edge of socially responsible business, where a new breed of ‘social entrepreneurs’ are starting companies as a vehicle to solve social and environmental challenges. Social entrepreneurs may hold the keys to addressing global challenges of poverty, climate change, and hunger.
Hear more about efforts underway to create new social entrepreneurs and help them scale up their enterprises. Learn about some of the most exciting ventures already making a difference in the world. This promises to be an inspiring evening of big ideas with several short presentations, a round-table discussion and audience Q&A. It’s all part of a partnership between Ben & Jerry’s and Ashoka who are working together to support young social entrepreneurs through the Join Our Core program.
MODERATOR: Jo Confino: Executive Editor, The Guardian; Chairman and Editorial Director of Guardian Sustainable Business
Jostein Solheim: CEO, Ben & Jerry’s
Henry De Sio: Executive Team, Ashoka
Andrea Cohen: Executive Director, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility
Cheryl Dorsey: President, Echoing Green
Jay Coen Gilbert: Co-founder, B Lab
Daryn Dodson: Consultant to Board of Directors, Calvert Funds; Board Director, Ben & Jerry’s
7:00 PM Welcome and Introductions
7:15 – 8:15 Big Ideas
8:15 – 9:15 Moderated Discussion and Audience Q&A
9:15 – 9:45 Ice Cream and Networking Reception