Fortune 500 Executives, Venture Capitalists and Celebrity Philanthropists Talk Social Transformation at Social Innovation Summit in Silicon Valley
How integrating social good with the business agenda leads to social benefits and ROI
In-depth conversation with Microsoft, Intel and the X Prize Foundation about best practices in driving effective social innovation
A fireside chat with Jonathan Greenblatt since his new White House appointment as Director, Office of Social Innovation
Leveraging social media for innovation from the perspective of Facebook and DonorsChoose.org
Celebrities’ work in international development, featuring Wyclef Jean, Musician and Founder, Yéle Haiti Foundation and Dikembe Mutombo, Philanthropist and former NBA All-Star
“Silicon Valley has a long history of innovation and is now embracing the power of Social Innovation. We live in an unprecedented time when businesses are joining forces with leading governmental agencies, social enterprises and non-profits to develop game-changing solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems, and it’s happening right here. Waggener Edstrom is very proud to partner with Landmark Ventures and to help showcase and amplify the conversation surrounding some of the most exciting innovations of our time,” says Jean-Louis Robadey, Senior Vice President of Social Innovation at Waggener Edstrom, who will be speaking at the event.
Live video of the proceedings will be streamed at: http://www.ssireview.org/stream/siswest2011. On Twitter, please follow the official event hash tag #SIS11 and @Landmark to track and engage in the conversation.
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Landmark Ventures was founded in 1995 as a family office and today has grown to encompass a broader footprint as a global investment bank and corporate advisory firm. Our business activities focus on opportunities within the Innovation Economy (technology, media, communications, semiconductors, internet, cleantech and healthcare) where we provide mergers & acquisition advisory, corporate development and capital raising services for a unique client roster of growth-oriented private companies, leading public companies and investment funds. The Social Innovation Summit was founded as part of Landmark Ventures’ corporate philanthropy program, with the goal of leveraging our passion for fostering growth and innovation in the for-profit sector and applying the same business principles to the non-profit sector.
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