GC2017 program det
Leverage: How Philanthropies Use New Tools to Create Change
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 / 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
International Terrace

Melissa Stevens, Executive Director, Center for Strategic Philanthropy, Milken Institute

Marlo Gottfurcht Longstreet, Founder and President, Tanner Project
Thomas Meredith, Senior Partner, Brightstar Capital Partners; CEO, MFI Capital
Brian Sheth, President, Vista Equity Partners; Chairman, Global Wildlife Conservation
Todd Wagner, Founder and Chairman, Charity Network; CEO, 2929 Entertainment

After uncovering the physical principles behind leverage, Archimedes famously observed: "Give me a place to stand, and I shall move the Earth with it." Similarly, social innovators who effect lasting systemic change are those who find -- and fix -- the gaps that are often overlooked by others. They figure out where to stand. This panel will explore some of the more creative approaches toward making the world a better place by showcasing social entrepreneurs who are experimenting with different tools and unique approaches.