As a technologist, Ethan Zuckerman has spent much time working with the new generation of African entrepreneurs, programmers, organizers, and young people who are hooking up their continent to the Web. In an audio interview with Globeshakers host Tim Zak, Zuckerman explains how these new netizens are changing the way villagers and urban dwellers learn, organize, network, and face the challenges of poverty, AIDS, political strife, and making a living.
Audio lectures brought to you by Social Innovation Conversations, co-hosted by Stanford Social Innovation Review's Managing Editor Eric Nee.
How can philanthropy mesh with a company's core strategy? In this panel discussion, executives from cutting-edge corporate donors share the various strategies used by their companies to serve societal needs. They consider issues such as the value proposition of giving for shareholders, and whether for-profits' philanthropic efforts can be purely altruistic.
Why should professionals care about the environment? In this panel discussion, executives from environmentally conscious companies talk about their strategies to market clean products and share their personal motivation for working on environmental issues.
As executive producer of MCG Jazz, Marty Ashby works with musicians who often devote their proceeds to a community arts and vocational training center in Pittsburg, Penn. In this audio interview, Ashby charts for Globeshakers host Tim Zak his career from jazz musician to director of this philanthropic jazz performance and recording venue.
On Pittsburgh's gritty north side, just down the street from where he grew up, Bill Strickland has created a youth development and adult training center like no other. In this audio interview with Globeshakers host Tim Zak, Strickland talks about the environment he has melded over more than 40 years surrounded by stunning art, the sounds of jazz, beautiful orchids, and brilliant architecture, with programs that get kids into college and adults a job with a future.
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Luther Ragin, Jr., Vice President of Investments for The F.B. Heron Foundation, explains how the mission-related investment approach can harness a foundation's financial power to maximize its social return. From the Center for Social Innovation at Stanford.
"Moving the World" is a partnership between logistics company TNT and the United Nations World Food Programme, the world's largest humanitarian aid agency. Together they provide food aid to an average of 90 million people, including 56 million hungry children, in more than 80 countries. Speaking at the Stanford Effective Disruption Management Seminar, Moving the World Director Ludo Oelrich explains in this audio lecture how the benefits of this association play out both ways.
Jon Olson has put Intel's supply chain expertise at John Rickard's disposal to bring his organization, International Rescue Committee, to the next level. Speaking together at the Stanford Effective Disruption Management Seminar, they explain in this audio lecture how the supply chain knowledge and frameworks developed in a corporate environment can go a long way when applied to the logistic issues faced by humanitarian disaster relief agencies.
Speaking at the Stanford Effective Disruption Management Seminar, Gail Neudorf talks in this audio lecture about some of the challenges and issues faced by humanitarian disaster relief operations.
Adele Martz explains in this audio lecture how risk management puts GM at a competitive advantage to an audience of disaster relief operation actors gathered for the Stanford Effective Disruption Management Seminar.