6:30 PM18:30

Building A Business to Benefit Us

A panel on work designed to solve challenges of humankind and keep us moving in a positive direction. Learn how these entrepreneurs design their business to incorporate beneficial practices like reducing waste, sourcing sustainably, and treating humans with the respect and dignity we all deserve.

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6:30 PM18:30

FREE BSC Partner Event: B Talks - What Does Purposeful Work Mean to You?

Join DopperBe Social Change, and B Lab on Tuesday, September 26th for our next B-Talks, a monthly gathering to be inspired with stories of how businesses can be used as a force for good while networking with professionals and entrepreneurs working in social enterprises, non-profits, B Corps, and socially-conscious businesses.

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9:00 AM09:00

We The Future (FREE, online)

The Skoll Foundation and the United Nations Foundation are pleased to present We the Future: Accelerating Sustainable Development Solutions on September 21, 2017. Tune in here to watch live!

The Sustainable Development Goals, created in partnership with individuals around the world and adopted by world leaders at the United Nations, present a bold vision for the future: a world without poverty or hunger, in which all people have access to healthcare, education and economic opportunity, and where thriving ecosystems are protected. The 17 goals are integrated and interdependent, spanning economic, social, and environmental imperatives.

Incremental change will not manifest this new world by 2030. Such a shift requires deep, systemic change. As global leaders gather for the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly in September, this is the moment to come together to share models that are transforming the way we approach the goals and equipping local and global leaders across sectors to accelerate achievement of the SDGs.

Together with innovators from around the globe, we will showcase and discuss bold models of systemic change that have been proven and applied on a local, regional, and global scale. A curated audience of social entrepreneurs, corporate pioneers, government innovators, artistic geniuses, and others will explore how we can learn from, strengthen, and scale the approaches that are working to create a world of sustainable peace and prosperity.

Speakers Include:
Jerry Brown, Governor of California
Rocky Dawuni, GRAMMY Nominated Musician & Activist, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves & Rocky Dawuni Foundation
Emmanuel Jal, Musician, Actor, Author, Campaigner
- Professor Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Prize Laureate, Co-Founder Yunus Social Business – Global Initiatives
- Debbie Aung Din, Co-founder of Proximity Designs
- Gillian Caldwell, CEO, Global Witness
- Kathy Calvin, President & CEO, United Nations Foundation
- Dolores Dickson, Regional Executive Director, Camfed West Africa
- Dr. Orode Doherty, Country Director, Africare Nigeria
- Safeena Husain, Founder and Executive Director, Educate Girls
- Dr. Mehmood Khan, Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Office, PepsiCo.
- Mindy Lubber, CEO and President, Ceres
- Kate Llyod Morgan, Producer, Shamba Chef Co-Founder, Mediae
- Radha Muthiah, CEO, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
- Josh Nesbit, CEO, Medic Mobile
- Sally Osberg, President and CEO, The Skoll Foundation
- Astro Teller, Captain of Moonshots, X, the moonshot factory
- Jake Wood, Co-founder and CEO, Team Rubicon USA

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6:30 PM18:30

B Talks – Local Impact w/ ZogSports + Turnstile Tours

Join DopperBe Social Change, and B Lab on Tuesday, May 30th for our next B-Talks, a monthly gathering to be inspired with stories of how businesses can be used as a force for good while networking with professionals and entrepreneurs working in social enterprises, non-profits, B Corps, and socially-conscious businesses.

This month’s theme is Local Impact and we will be hearing stories and insights from:

  • Samantha Roblin, General Manager, ZogSports
  • Cindy VandenBosch, Founder & President, Turnstile Tours
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6:00 PM18:00

Workshop: Intentional Hiring 101

This workshop will teach businesses how to use their hiring practices to target job seekers that face barriers to employment. We will learn how to take action on economic inequality through existing business operations, about new services available to local businesses, and about the impact that this type of hiring can have on the bottom line for the business and New York City overall.

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2:00 PM14:00

Aligning Your Purpose and Passion Towards Entrepreneurship

Hosted by Inner Compass

By tapping into our inner compass we naturally align our passion and purpose towards the work that we enjoy. Innercompass.io host, Nga Nguyen welcomes you to an afternoon with some light yoga movements for us to engage mind/body/soul before we engage collectively to a lively conversation with special guests Austin Lee and Dana Hummel co-founders from bettercorp to discuss doing the work that matters.

The workshop is an initial one of three talk series on setting intentions behind the product and/or service we launch; identify the value that you create behind your career/business/life. By tapping into our inner compass we will steer our course rightly to living a much more engaged, richer and fulfilling life.

Topics Include:

  • Our view of money, energy, time

  • Foundation/Self assessment (mental/emotional/spiritual + Knowledge/Skill-set)

  • Understanding the “Why” of your product/service

  • Approaching entrepreneurship where you are at

  • You only know if you try: test/prototype

  • Special Guests from ACADEMi of Life and bettercorp

  • Q & A

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12:00 PM12:00

Measuring Impact with the Best for NYC Challenge

100 Days of Impact with Best for NYC and bettercorp

Join us as we share with NYC business owners and employees the importance of using business as a force for good, and highlight practical tools companies can use to measure and benchmark their impact. The goal of this workshop is to help businesses walk away with new knowledge and understanding of good practices that improve conditions for their workers, community, and the environment. During the workshop, our organizations will:

  • Discuss why it is important for companies to actively measure and benchmark their social and environmental performance

  • Help identify specific practices and areas of improvement businesses can implement to have a more positive influence on their employees, community, and the planet

  • Introduce workshop participants to the Best for NYC Challenge and how it can be a powerful tool for benchmarking sustainable practices. The challenge is a collaboration between nonprofit B Lab and the Mayor’s Office for Workforce Development, designed to create high quality jobs for NYC.

This workshop is best suited to for-profit businesses with employees, though you need not be the owner to participate. We ask that you pre-register at bestfor.nyc and bring a laptop to the event. Refreshments from Best for NYC businesses will be provided!

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