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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

What Governments And Businesses Can Do To Foster Social Entrepreneurship

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Session Description

Radicalism and pragmatism can co-exist, but there are essential pre-conditions to social entrepreneurship. Access to new and different financial resources forms a critical part of the answer. But the ethics, policy, regulation and governance have got to be right too.

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17:00 - 18:00 Wednesday, March 29

Session leaders

  • Ian Goldin Speaker
    Director, Oxford Martin School
    Professor Ian Goldin is Director of the Oxford Martin School and Professor of Globalisation and Development at Oxford University. Ian was previously Vice President of the World Bank and its Director of Development Policy after serving as advisor to President Mandela and Chief Executive of the Development Bank of Southern Africa. He has a BSc and BA(Hons) from UCT, MSc from LSE and Doctorate from Oxford University. He has published 19 books, his most recent being The Butterfly Defect (Princeton) and Is the Planet Full? (Oxford) and has been knighted by the French Government. See: http://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/director/
  • Noreena Hertz Speaker
    Professor, University of Cambridge
    With the critically acclaimed publication of The Silent Takeover in 2001, Noreena Hertz became recognised as one of the world’s leading proponents of ethical globalisation. While her influential ideas on debt, trade and aid, as outlined in her most recent book I.O.U: The Debt Threat and Why We Must Defuse It, have been taken up by governments in countries as diverse as the United Kingdom, Norway and Tanzania. Both The Silent Takeover and I.O.U: The Debt Threat are international bestsellers, featuring on such lists as the Wall Street Journal and Foreign Affairs bestseller lists.  Her books have been translated into 15 languages.  Hertz’s op ed pieces have been published in most leading European and American broadsheets and her monthly syndicated column is published in 8 countries. Noreena has appeared on most flagship TV and Radio Shows in Europe, the United States, Africa and Latin America and regularly takes part in debates and panels with leading government ministers, prime ministers, presidents and public figures. In addition she is a regular keynote speaker at corporate and NGO events and an advisor to several leading corporations and NGOs. In 2005 and 2006 she spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos.  Hertz has a BA in Philosophy and Economics from UCL, an MBA in Finance from Wharton, and a Phd from the University of Cambridge. She is the CIBAM Distinguished Fellow at the University of Cambridge.