Net Impact

Social Enterprise Conference

Business and Society: Building A Sustainable Future

October 7th, 2005

Columbia Business School




Breakout Sessions I: 9.00 - 10.15

Humanizing Supply and Demand: Perspectives on Fair Trade from Farm to Shelf
Moderator: Jonathan Jacoby '06, MBA/MIA '06
Jim Munson, Vice President, Dallis Coffee
Rodney North, Board Director, Worker-owner, The Answer Man, Equal Exchange
Justino Peck, Chairman, Toledo Cocoa Growers Association (Belize)
Ella Silverman, Cocoa Accounts Manager, TransFair USA

Improving Economics of Renewable Energy Investment
Moderator: Bruce Usher, CEO, EcoSecurities Group Limited and Adjunct Associate Professor, Columbia Business School
Irvin Barash, President, Vencon Management
Cameron Brooks, Project Director, Clean Energy Group
Mark Townsend Cox, Chief Investment Officer, New Energy Fund

Financing Community Development: Private, Public, Not-for-Profit
Tokumbo Shobowale, Vice President, New York City Economic Development Corporation
Ira Goldstein, Director, Public Policy & Social Impact, The Reinvestment Fund, The Policy Group
Paul Quintero, Senior Vice President of Business Investments, Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation (UMEZ)
Terry Wolfram, Senior Vice President, Cherokee Northeast

Charter Schools: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty and Illiteracy
Donald C. Waite, Senior Partner and Director, McKinsey & Company
Carrie Abramson, Senior Strategy Consultant, Robin Hood Foundation
Matthew James, Vice President, Greystone & Co., Inc.
Anthony Lopez, Vice President, Leadership & Resource Development, NYC Center for Charter School Excellence


Breakout Sessions II: 10.30 - 11.45

Moderator: Melinda Laverty, Senior Program Officer, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History
Megan Epler Wood, President, EplerWood International
Sarah Raposa, Manager, Travel & Leisure Program, Center for Environmental Leadership in Business (CELB), Conservation International
Stanley Selengut, President, Maho Bay Camps
Daniela Vizcaíno, Program Manager, Latin American Program, Wildlife Conservation Society

Measuring Impact for NGOs
Moderator: Murray Low, Associate Professor and Executive Director, The Eugene M. Lang Center for Entrepreneurship, Columbia Business School
Josh Baron, Manager, Bridgespan Group
Kimberly Syman, Partner, New Profit, Inc.
Michael Weinstein, Director of Policy, Planning and Research, Robin Hood Foundation

Investing in Social Ventures
Moderator: Cathy Clark, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Columbia Business School
Denise Ciesielska, Portfolio Management, Acumen Fund
Djena Graves, Director of Business Development, ICV Capital Partners, LLC
David Kirkpatrick, Managing Director and Co-founder, SJF Ventures
Ann Partlow, General Partner, Earthrise Capital

Formulating Effective Strategy for Nonprofits
Moderator: Raymond Horton, Frank R. Lautenberg Professor of Ethics and Corporate Governance, Columbia Business School
Fran Barrett, Executive Director, Community Resource Exchange
Amy Houston, Senior Manager, Strategic Planning, Robin Hood Foundation
Richard Mittenthal, President and COO, TCC Group


Breakout Sessions III: 3.00 - 4.15

Financial Sustainability of Microfinance
Moderator: David Beim, Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia Business School
Marc De Sousa-Shields Partner, Director of Capital Markets & SME, Enterprising Solutions Global Consulting
Michael Rauenhorst, Senior Consultant, Deutsche Bank
Rose Sculley, Director of Private Sector Development, Women's World Banking
Drew Tulchin, Program Officer, Capital Markets, Grameen Foundation USA

Incorporating CSR into the Corporate Culture
Moderator: Sandra Navalli, Associate Director, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics, Columbia Business School
Julie Hoesterey, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Deloitte
Mike Lubrano, Head, Investor & Corporate Practice, Corporate Governance Department, International Finance Corporation
Jaycee Pribulsky, Manager, Community Affairs, United Technologies Corporation
Lynn Swarz, Vice President, Citigroup

The Role of Education Leaders in Meeting the Public School Crisis
Moderator: William Duggan, Assistant Professor, Columbia Business School
Julie Horowitz, Chief of Staff to the Deputy Chancellor for Operations, NYC DOE
Rita Louh, Deputy Chief Program Officer, New Leaders for New Schools
J. Kirsten Busch, Director, The Cahn Fellows Program for Distinguished New York City Principals at Teachers College, Columbia University