Strategic Philanthropy: New Models and New Metrics
Changing the Way We Give

Moderator: Matthew Bishop – Chief Business Writer/American Business Editor,  The Economist 

Steve Beck – Chief Executive Officer, Geneva Global 

Melissa Berman – President and Chief Executive Officer, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Inc. and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Columbia Business School 

Alexander Friedman '98 – Chief Financial Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


Cradle-to-Cradle Design and Corporate Redesign

Moderator: Alan Webber – Founder, Fast Company; Former Managing Editor and Editorial Director, Harvard Business Review

Gregor Barnum Director of Corporate Consciousness, Seventh Generation

Alex von Bidder Managing Partner, The Four Seasons Restaurant

Ian Yolles VP Brand Communications, Nau

Leveraging Business Strategy in the Fight against HIV/AIDS

Moderator: Linda Green – Armand G. Erpf Professor of the Modern Corporation, Columbia Business School

Jeffrey Escoffier – Director of Marketing, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Maggie Kohn – Director of Global Corporate Responsibility (CR) Communications, Merck & Co.

Christina Kristoffersson – Corporate Relations Manager, GBC

Anil Soni – Executive Vice President for Access Programs, Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative

Priorities in Business Development in Emerging Markets

Moderator: Antony Bugg Levine – Associate Director, Rockefeller Foundation 

Elmira Bayrasli – Director of Corporate Partnerships & Outreach, Endeavor 

My Luu – Market Development Executive, IBM Small and Medium Business  

Ben Powell '05 – Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Agora Partnerships 

Courtney Roberts '98 – Private Sector Development Specialist, International Finance Corporation 


Energy for the Developing World: Trends, Opportunities and Challenges

Moderator: Geoffrey Heal – Paul Garrett Professor of Public Policy and Business Responsibility, Columbia Business School

Eron Bloomgarden – Country Director of U.S. Operations, EcoSecurities 

Don Feil – President and CEO, EnterpriseWorks/VITA (EWV) 

Trey Taylor – Co-Founder, President, & Head of Market Development, Verdant Power, Inc. 

Calliope Webber – Director of Gas, Power and Renewable Projects, BP

The Next Stage for Microfinance

Moderator: Suresh Sundaresan - Chase Manhattan Bank Professor of Economics and Finance, Columbia University 

Hans Dellien – Senior Manager of Microfinance Products and Services, Women’s World Banking 

Kabir Kumar Technology Team Member, Consultative Group to Assist the Poor 

Brad Swanson – Partner, Developing World Markets 

Vivek Taparia – Former Finance Executive, SKS Microfinance

Social Entrepreneurship 

Moderator: Matthew Klein – Executive Director, Blue Ridge Foundation New York

David Berge – President, Underdog Ventures, LLC 

Tamara Giltsoff – Managing Director, OZOlab 

Tom Szaky – Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, TerraCycle, Inc.

Andrea Wenner '05 – Founder and Executive Director, Out2Play


Entrepreneurial Approaches in U.S. Public Education Reform

Moderator: Jonah Rockoff – Assistant Professor, Economics and Finance, Columbia Business School 

Luyen Chou – Senior Vice President, SchoolNet, Inc. 

Carolyn Hack '05 – Director of Finance, Uncommon Schools

Sionainn Marcoux – Vice President of Talent Recruitment and Selection, Education Pioneers’ New York City

Sustainability and Value Creation to the Community

Moderator: Lynne Sagalyn – Visiting Professor, Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School

Rohit Aggarwala '00 – Director, New York City's Office of Long-term Planning and Sustainability

Carlton Brown – Founding Partner and Chief Operating Officer, Full Spectrum

Joe Ienuso '01 – Vice President of Facilities, Columbia University

Leanne Tobias – Founder and Principal, Malachite LLC

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