Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Babson Social Eship Event - 11/14/07

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Social Entrepreneurship: 

Doing Well, While Doing Good

Babson Energy and Environment Club, Net Impact at Babson College, and the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship, Sponsored by Mark Donohue (B'88)

When: Wednesday,

November 14, 2007,

5:00 PM - 6:15 PM

Where: Olin Auditorium, Olin Graduate School of Business, Babson College.

Click here for directions <http://www3.babson.edu/visiting/>

Format: A conversation between successful social entrepreneurs followed by Q&A from the audience.

Why attend: Learn about current trends in Social entrepreneurship.

        Wayne Silby, founder and Chairman of Calvert Funds, the $10 billion investment management pioneer noted for its early leadership in socially responsible investment, and Mark Donohue (B'88), Managing Partner and Chairman of Expansion Capital Partners, LLC, a leading Clean Technology venture capital firm, discuss the current state of Social Entrepreneurship, Cleantech and more.

Topics to be covered include:

·         The story of the world's largest Social Investment Fund

·         The Clean Technology Megatrend and its impact on global sustainability

·         Grameen Bank and Micro-credit lending

·         Corporate Social Responsibility in China

·        Sovereign emerging powers of wealth: Abu Dhabi, China, Saudi Arabia, etc., what does this mean for sustainability?


About Wayne Silby

D. Wayne Silby is Founding Chairman of the Calvert Funds, a $10 billion investment management group noted for their leadership in the area of socially responsible investment. He also serves as President of Calvert Social Investment Fund and supervises its private equity activities. In addition, he is also the Co-Chair of Calvert Foundation, a $100m investment intermediary that directs capital into communities.

He was also the co-founder of the Social Venture Network, a group of socially oriented entrepreneurs and investors and of Calvert Social Venture Partners, one of the first socially oriented venture capital funds, as well as the Emerging Europe Fund for Sustainable Investment, a $60m OPIC private equity fund focused on Central Europe. He chairs the China Committee of Grameen Foundation, on whose board he also serves, and serves on the board of the Grameen Technology Council which addresses issues of the digital divide. Wayne received his BSE from the Wharton School of Finance, and his JD from Georgetown University.

About Mark Donohue

Mark is the Managing Partner and Chairman of Expansion Capital Partners, LLC, a leading pioneer in Cleantech venture capital. He has been a serial entrepreneur for over 20 years and has depth of management and operating experience in many industries. Mark is also a Babson undergraduate from 1988 and has served on the Board of Overseers for four years. Mark serves as Chairman of the Board for two of Expansion Capital's portfolio companies: SensorTran and World Energy Labs. He is the past Chair of the Membership Committee of the Social Venture Network, which is the leading US organization of socially responsible entrepreneurs. In 1994, Mark founded and funded Babson's first Forum on Socially Responsible Business. Mark serves on the Advisory Board of the Cleantech Venture Network, the leading data provider and conference organizer for Cleantech venture capitalists, for which Expansion Capital was the only venture capital "Founding Investor." Over the years, Mark has been involved in numerous social enterprises and non-profits, including serving as a Trustee for America's oldest interfaith educational organization, his involvement in Bioneers, the Threshold Foundation, the Rainforest Action Network and the Investor Circle. More recently, he is active in developing Babson's Institute for Social Entrepreneurship and a Babson Chair in Clean Technology Management & Entrepreneurship.



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