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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Building Partnerships for Impact at Scale

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Session Description

Partnerships are critical to scaling-up social impact. Yet corporations and social innovators often struggle to establish sustainable partnerships. This workshop will focus on connecting diverse partners, aligning goals and successfully scaling-up across markets. Drawing on research at Tufts’ Fletcher School, we will focus on actual cases like that of YouthBuild, to explore how companies and NGOs can collaborate to reach common goals.

When | Where

11:45 - 13:00 Thursday, April 16 SBS, Classroom 2

Session leaders

  • Senior Associate Dean of International Business and Finance, The Fletcher School, Tufts University
    Bhaskar Chakravorti is the Senior Associate Dean of International Business & Finance at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and the founding Executive Director of Fletcher’s Institute for Business in the Global Context. With the objective of “connecting the world of business with the world,” the Institute explores issues at the intersection of global business and international affairs, e.g. geopolitics, national and international security, peace and conflict, development and the human condition. Bhaskar serves on the Fletcher faculty as Professor of the Practice of International Business, directs the Council on Emerging Market Enterprises and is on the Executive Committee of the Tufts Institute for Innovation. He also serves on the Global Agenda Council on the Economics of Innovation for the World Economic Forum. Prior to joining Fletcher, Bhaskar was a Partner of McKinsey & Company, a Distinguished Scholar at MIT's Legatum Center and on the faculty of Harvard Business School and Harvard University Center for the Environment. He was a leader of McKinsey’s Innovation and Global Forces practices and taught innovation and entrepreneurship at Harvard.