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Friday, March 31, 2006

Mobilising Underutilised Assets To Realise Social And Environmental Value 4. Next Generation Models

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Session Description

After a day on finance, we return to the themes of our opening keynote address. One of the distinctive attributes of social entrepreneurs is their ability to identify and mobilise very different kinds of assets – human, social and cultural. These case studies examine the ways social entrepreneurs can couple new financial resources with other assets and put both in the service of their mission and pursuit of social and environmental value.

When | Where

11:00 - 12:15 Friday, March 31

Session leaders

  • Gordon Bloom Speaker
    Director and Founder, Social Entrepreneurship Collaboratory at Harvard
    Gordon Bloom is director and founder of the Social Entrepreneurship Collaboratory (SE Lab) at Harvard University where he teaches concerning the creation and development of social change organizations on the faculty of the Kennedy School of Government. Gordon is also a principal of the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations, and a senior fellow of the Center for Public Leadership. Prior to Harvard he taught a course series on social entrepreneurship at Stanford University as a lecturer on the Public Policy Program faculty in the School of Humanities & Sciences, and a faculty affiliate of Stanford's Center for Social Innovation at the Graduate School of Business. At Stanford Gordon created the Social Entrepreneurship Collaboratory (SE Lab) an innovative, Silicon Valley influenced incubator where student teams create and develop pilot programs for U.S. and international social sector initiatives. His teaching and research interests are primarily in the area of strategy and vision for U.S. and international nonprofits, and social entrepreneurship. Gordon's interest in entrepreneurship is also informed by work in the private sector in the U.S., Europe and Asia, as CEO of a medical technology company and in international strategy consulting. He holds degrees from Harvard (AB), Stanford (MBA) and Columbia (MFA).