Idea Lab 5: Social & Environmental Impact
Date and Time:
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from 12:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice H and Institute
How do you measure environmental and social impact? How can a for-profit venture still be green and social based? Learn how to incorporate green and social impact measurement into your project for the 2014 Social Innovation Challenge. Participants will have the opportunity to work with Donna Morton, serial social entrepreneur and Ashoka, Ogunte and Unreasonable Fellow; and Rob Hanna, chief architect of the Dell Social Innovation Challenge.
Donna Morton, is an Ashoka, Ogunte and Unreasonable Fellow and managing partner of Relationship Development for Principium -- an ethical asset management and impact investing company based in Boulder, CO and Vancouver, BC. She also co-founded First Power, a B Corporation with a mission to put clean energy, jobs and equity in the hands of first nations and other communities. Donna has been a “change maker” and serial social entrepreneur for decades, focused on the fields and intersections of economics, finance and entrepreneurship that ends extreme poverty and climate change, She has particular skills in storytelling, social media and sustainability. She has worked for NGOs built think tanks, as well as innovative private companies. She has extensive public speaking experience including five TEDx talks over the past two years. Her work has been profiled recently in Fast Company, The Guardian and “Act for the Planet”, TV series, which aired around the world.
Rob Hanna is an international speaker on social impacts, impact investing, innovation and community entrepreneurship. His core expertise derives from 20 years of work leading governments, philanthropies, corporations, nonprofits and communities to net-positive gains in many domains. His passion is guiding individuals to make the best financial, in-kind and human use of available resources focused on improving the world. Rob’s insights and trainings accelerate social innovation and entrepreneurship for the public good in every engagement, as he believes everyone has latent abilities to create wealth for society all can share -- social wealth.
Rob’s interdisciplinary achievements include: having earned three separate U.S. Governors’ awards for creating statewide, public/private innovation platforms that brought clean drinking water to hundreds of thousands poor and rural residents across 16 states; the Austin mayor’s Civic Award for Commissioner Service; chief architect of the Dell Social Innovation Challenge; and serving as the youngest corporate president of wealth investment management companies for Dominick & Dominick Inc. (the nation’s oldest merchant bank and brokerage). He is a graduate of the University of Florida and has earned a post graduate certificate in financial markets from New York University. Rob currently serves as the founding partner and product architect of Social Wealth Partners (a social impact consultancy); as director of Impacts for HOPE Campaign (a global charitable events and production organization); and as managing director of Social Wealth Investment Management, Inc. (a private, impact investing venture fund).
He continues to ask the people he meets, “Why not? What are you waiting for?”