Santa Clara University

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Global Entrepreneurship Week: Partner Events

The Center for Science, Technology, and Society held their Fall Conference Change That Counts:  Building Sustainable Social Business, Friday, November 20, 9 am-5 pm, in Benson Memorial Center. 

The conference featured interactive discussions exploring the logic and forms of metrics - What does it mean to provide accountable evidence of sustainable practices? -with respect to social capital businesses?  Conference Highlights include:

  • Jerry Glenn: Futurologist and Director of The Millennium Project, discusses today's global challenges as outlined in the 2009 State of the Future Report
  • 2009 Tech Awards Laureates share first-hand accounts of global social enterprises
  • Silicon Valley experts explore new techniques that better measure social impact
  • Social investors discuss alternatives to market-driven business valuation
  • Sally Osberg, President & CEO of the Skoll Foundation, reflects on 10 years of deep engagement with social innovators


Graduate Real Estate Network Social Entrepreneurship Seminar

The Graduate Real Estate Network hosted author Elena Panaritis for their seminar Unlocking Illiquid Real Estate Assets (informal real estate, an opportunity for social entrepreneurs). This event was held Friday, November 20, 5:30 pm-7:30 pm in the Leavey School of Business, Forbes Family Conference Center, co-sponsored by Net Impact.

Elena Panaritis presents how informality and distressed property markets come about; how do they permeate seemingly healthy markets; and how their transformation can be an opportunity for social entrepreneurs. She will outline the success story of Peru that transformed over 10 million people’s wealth in less than 7 years. Much of this is based in her book Prosperity Unbound: Building Property Markets with Trust. A best seller – with a foreword by Francis Fukuyama.

 

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