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Sunday, January 18 • 3:15pm - 4:45pm
What Role does Social Business Play in Spurring Global Development? / Quel rôle pour les entreprises sociales dans la stimulation d'un développement mondial?

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Business and free markets usually bring forth thoughts of growth, even "sustainable" growth. What is the role of business in a world that arguably needs no more growth (more things to more people), but development (greater equality, better quality)?

Facilitators
avatar for Russ Gaskin

Russ Gaskin

Managing Director, CoCreative Consulting
Russ is a consultant and mentor who helps people who don’t know each other and often don’t even like each other solve complex problems together.  He speaks and works around the world on social innovation, human-centered design, and leveraging diversity as a source of strategic innovation.  Russ’ firm, CoCreative, specializes in developing collective impact networks to solve complex problems like revitalizing distressed... Read More →

Speakers
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Mark Brown

Executive Director, Kulemela Investments
Mark Brown is the Executive Director and Co-founder of Kulemela Investments. He has started working in Agriculture in Zambia in 2008 with Engineers Without Borders, where he consulted for donor funded projects, small farmer-run societies and Ghana's largest processed fruit exporter. He started Kulemela in January 2012. He holds a BSc. From the University of Victoria.
avatar for Hamoon Ekhtiari

Hamoon Ekhtiari

Director, Studio Y, MaRS Discovery District
A lover of all things blueberry and/or avocado, Hamoon Ekhtiari is the director of Studio Y at MaRS, a program that supports exceptional young people in driving positive change in their own lives, in our communities and in the systems we live in. He is also the co-founder of CatalystsX, a social enterprise that has raised over $900,000 to date, and a fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs-Ontario. Hamoon joined MaRS from Deloitte, where he... Read More →
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Jonathan Glencross

Partnerships, Purpose Capital
Leading the firm’s office in Montreal, Jonathan’s work has focused on revolutionizing post-secondary education through funds, MOOCs and industry consortiums; on developing a global platform to leverage the potential of emerging technologies to improve access to education for the 99%; and on assisting leading social enterprises and co-working spaces to secure investments. Jonathan is working the J.W. McConnell Foundation... Read More →
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Diana Menzies

Venture Leader, BDSA Zambia
Diana is the venture leader of BDSA Zambia; a social enterprise that works with medium to large agribusinesses to improve business practices that concern smallholder farmers and reduce rural poverty. Medium-to-Large African agricultural businesses purchase 80% of their crop from smallholder farmers and as such are poised for impact within that market. BDSA wants to build the capacity of these enterprises such that they can test and iterate on... Read More →
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Pamela Roussos

Senior Director, Santa Clara University/GSBI
Pamela Roussos has worked with and for early stage software companies as a business and marketing strategy leader, helping founders create, refine, and execute their business strategy and go-to-market plans. She has over 20 years of experience growing teams and delivering products for both large and start-up software companies, working in various managerial capacities as business unit manager, vice president of marketing, COO and CEO. Some of... Read More →



Sunday January 18, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Fontaine D 900 de la gauchetière ouest

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