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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Effective Models For Partnership

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Session Description

Building on the morning’s discussion about the potential benefits for partnership between corporations and social entrepreneurs, this session will explore practical tips and tools for pursuing partnerships.  Building on insights from pioneering partnering organisations, this session will as participants to role up their sleeves and help co-reate effective templates for partnership.

When | Where

14:00 - 16:00 Thursday, March 27

Session leaders

  • Director of Operations, Polaris
    CJ Adams is a student at Said Business School, a Skoll Associate Fellow, and was the Director of Operations at Polaris Project.   CJ spent his career deploying new technologies to disrupt organized criminal networks engaged in human trafficking in the United States and Japan.  He served as Director of Operations for Polaris Project, which operates the US government's national crisis hotline for human trafficking cases in the states.  In Oxford, when he isn't exploring cool old contraptions in the Pit Rivers museum, CJ is co-chairing the Design Thinking campus group and developing web applications as side-projects.
  • Manager, Social Innovation, Twitter
    Claire Diaz Ortiz leads social innovation at Twitter. She manages Twitter’s philanthropic, social good, and cause marketing initiatives, including the Twitter for Non-Profits programme.  She is the author of 'Twitter for Good: Change the World, One Tweet at a Time'.
  • James Parr Speaker
    Communication Designer, IDEO
    James Parr is a Communication Designer in IDEO’s London office with 13 years’ experience in the advertising, interactive, education and television industries. Prior to joining IDEO, James cut his teeth as an art director and writer at some of the world’s more radical advertising agencies, including Chiat/Day, St Luke’s and Mother. During this period, he was also a keen champion of new technologies, designing Radio One’s first website in 1996, writing the first on-line strategy for Virgin.net and creative directing BT’s B2B portal. In 1999, he created his own consulting firm, Sci TV, which specialised in ‘knowledge packaging’ solutions. Sci TV helped develop the world’s first broadband university for Pearsons and created the Global Exchange for Social Investment for the World Economic Forum, among other achievements.
  • John Elkington Speaker
    Founder and Executive Chairman, Volans Ventures Ltd
    John Elkington is a writer and thinker, a serial-entrepreneur and an ‘advisor from the future’. John is a world authority on corporate responsibility and sustainable development and is credited with coining the ‘triple bottom line’. In 2004, BusinessWeek described John as “a dean of the corporate responsibility movement for three decades”. John serves on some 30 boards and advisory boards, where a key part of his role is to channel the future into the present across a wide range of disciplines. He is writing his 19th book alongside Jochen Zeitz, former CEO of PUMA and now co-chair, with Sir Richard Branson, of The B Team. The book is provisionally titled The Breakthrough Challenge, exploring ways to institutionalize tomorrow’s bottom
  • Maggie De Pree Speaker
    Co-Founder , The League of Intrapreneurs
    I am an entrepreneur and mother who believes in the power of human agency – the ability for people to choose to make a difference in the world. I work with global corporations, entrepreneurs and citizens to foster market-based solutions to societal challenges, including climate change, energy security and health care. I recently co-founded the League of Intrapreneurs, a global movement for corporate social intrapreneurs - people inside companies driving systemic change on societal issues. Prior to founding the Human Agency, I was Director of Imaginals and also served as Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at SustainAbility, a leading corporate responsibility advisory firm. In 2008, I had the fortune of co-authoring a skoll-funded report with John Elkington -- The Social Intrapreneur: A Field Guide for Corporate Changemakers. I am an American living in Oxfordshire with my husband and 3 year-old daughter.
  • Ros Tennyson Speaker
    Director, The Partnering Initiative
    Ros Tennyson is Director of the Partnering Initiative – global programme of the Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum. Established in 1990, and supported by international business, IBLF’s mission is to put business at the heart of sustainable development. Ros has led the partnership-building work of the IBLF since 1992 always working in a practice-based approach and seeking to empower those operating as ‘partnership practitioners’ from all sectors by developing their partnering skills and confidence. In addition to her professional work with IBLF, Ros is also a social entrepreneur her most recent project being Trigonos where she is one of three directors. This community based, social business set in the spectacular scenery of Snowdonia in North Wales offers opportunities for social, economic and environmental development in an area of high unemployment. Eleven years after it started, Trigonos is now used as a model by other social entrepreneurs.