Global Conference 2017

Millennial business leaders are at the forefront of the movement that is breaking down traditional barriers between business and philanthropy. With the rise of impact investing, shared value, and triple bottom line reporting, market-based solutions are now seen as a viable way to promote sustainable development and level the playing field. This panel will feature some of the world's most creative business and investment leaders who are using business tools to create social change. It will tackle a range of issues, including:

  • As business models continue to evolve, what does corporate philanthropy really mean?
  • What is the role of the private sector in environmental and social stewardship?
  • How do businesses find a sweet spot along the financial vs social returns continuum?


Sonal Shah

Executive Director, Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation, Georgetown University


Simone Friedman

Head of Philanthropy and Impact Investment, EJF Philanthropies

Alexis Ohanian

Co-Founder, Reddit

Arif Rachmat

Co-Founder and CEO, TAP Group

Cindy Whitehead

Founder and CEO, Pink Ceiling

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