Gearing Up for the 2007 Social Enterprise Conference

“Social entrepreneur” is a much bandied about term that few seem to be able to define. On Sunday, March 4th, the Social Enterprise Conference will bring together 1,000 students and practitioners to explore this increasingly expansive field. One thing that social entrepreneurs have in common, whether working in small nonprofits or large global corporations, in… Continue reading Gearing Up for the 2007 Social Enterprise Conference

Corporate Responsibility … Misplaced

Zibby Schwarzman’s article in Viewpoints last week raises an interesting issue. Is the airing of sensational news as part of the media ratings battle worth the cost of traumatizing people who do not wish to see it? She was referring in particular to CBS’ decision to air never-before-seen graphic footage of the September 11th attacks.… Continue reading Corporate Responsibility … Misplaced

Bringing Down the 21st Century Berlin Wall

True to the theme of partnerships at the Harvard International Development Conference the Technology in Development panel on the second day of the conference, engaged the following panelists: Sakiko Fukuda, Director of the UNDP Report on Technology and Development; Jorge Quiroga Ramirez, Vice President of Bolivia; Moderator Ernest Wilson, Professor of Development at the University… Continue reading Bringing Down the 21st Century Berlin Wall