As we’re busy preparing for this year’s Sustainable Business and Social Impact (SBSI) conference on February 24th, it’s hard to believe it has been 11 years since the Fuqua chapter of the Net Impact Club began hosting the conference. In that time it has grown to be the largest conference of its kind in the Southeast, hosting over 500 attendees in recent years.
The conference has covered a number of themes over the years, from how social entrepreneurs were (and still are!) disrupting the status quo back in 2012 to more recently looking at how organizations are reaching beyond the bottom line in the ways they operate. The theme of this year’s conference is SBSI 2.0: A New Decade of Impact in which we’ll bring a focus on forward-thinking innovators across the sustainability and social impact sectors.
With that theme in mind, we are thrilled to have two innovative social entrepreneurs joining us for this year’s keynotes:
- Barbara Bush, CEO and co-founder of Global Health Corps, an inspiring social venture that promotes global health equity by connecting young leaders with global health organizations in Africa and the United States.
- Rose Marcario, President and CEO of Patagonia, a major clothing retailer and a certified B Corporation since 2011. Patagonia is known globally for their environmental and social responsibility programs, including The Conservation Alliance and One Percent for the Planet.
If past years’ keynotes are any indication, these both promise to be fascinating talks. Did you miss last year’s keynotes by Seventh Generation CEO John Replogle and US Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez? You can watch them now:
From panels covering topics such as impact investing, corporate social responsibility and global health to opportunities to network with others in these sectors, there’s something for everyone at SBSI. Join us this February 24th!
For more information and to register: http://sites.duke.edu/sbsiconference/