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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

New Business Models For and By Non-Profits

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Session Description

How should nonprofits thread the thin line between leveraging market forces to have reach and sustainable impact, while avoiding philanthropic and public funds to subsidize or replace businesses? One way is to incubate businesses that deliver similar and complementary goods and services.

When | Where

11:45 - 13:00 Wednesday, April 9 SBS, Seminar 2

Session leaders

  • Head of North America, Solidaridad
    As Director, Economic Development at Solidaridad, Andréanne brokers partnerships amongst supply chain actors of 13 commodities to pilot public-private partnerships and other business models to scale sustainable supply. Prior to joining Solidaridad, Andréanne led the Prince of Wales' Rainforests Project's work on addressing drivers of deforestation. In this role, she has brought together agribusiness, NGOs and governments in Indonesia, Brazil, and Ghana to collaborate to identify ways to decouple agriculture from deforestation. Andréanne also worked at the United Nations Secretarait for the Convention on Biological Diversity, and as Sustainability Coordinator at the London School of Economics' Centre for the Study of Global Governance. In 2011, she was selected as a World Economic Forum Global Shaper.