Companies of all types are taking a fresh look at the broader impact of their work- how their employees, customers, and their communities are impacted by what and how they produce. While increasingly desirable for leaders to make sure their company has a positive societal impact, it is not often clear how that is done at scale, especially in a way that supports the business goals and financial targets. Enter social entrepreneurship.
One of the most rapidly growing areas within the field of entrepreneurship is that of for-profit social entrepreneurship- innovative, for-profit businesses designed to simultaneously drive a social or environmental impact. The Bay Area is fortunate to be home to the largest concentration of these for-profit social impact startups, many of which are already collaborating with larger traditional companies who are their customers, suppliers, and go-to-market partners.
ONE WORLD’s third Innovations in Corporate Social Impact program will focus on how organizations are solving their business challenges by leveraging social enterprise start-ups.
The main themes of the program include:
Innovative Start-ups - The program will provide exposure to many of the Bay Area top startups helping mid to enterprise size organizations address core business challenges.
Participants - Attendees from a variety of corporate functions, including executive office, product and service line leaders, Finance, Marketing & Sales, HR and Operations.
Focus - The program is focused on corporate initiatives where both financial and social goals are achieved simultaneously
Local - Part of the goal is to foster stronger connections among the local Bay Area ecosystem of professionals in companies
1:00pm: Registration & Networking
1:30pm: Welcome & opening remarks
2:00pm: Social entrepreneur showcase
3:15pm: --- Break ---
3:30pm: Workshops round 1
4:30pm: --- Break ---
4:45pm: Workshops round 2
6:00pm: Reception & Networking