What Is the Role of Business in Ending Global Poverty?
The Bottom Billions/Bottom Line conference welcomed business and thought leaders from around the nation to SPU's campus April 1–2, 2011. The goal was to explore ways in which we all can change how business does business and can contribute to human flourishing. Whether it’s social enterprise, corporate global supply chains, business start-ups in developing countries, or microfinance – business is creating powerful frameworks to meet the needs of people globally. Find out more.
Speakers and panelists came from the following companies and organizations:
Large companies:adidas Group, Costco Wholesale, Hewlett-Packard, Jones Day, McKinsey & Co., Microsoft
Small/mid-size companies:Broetje Orchards, Campbell Nelson VW, Theo Chocolate, VidaGas
Social Enterprises:Earthwise Ventures, GSK Ventures, Guardian Bank, Krochet Kids, Pura Vida Coffee, The Paradigm Project, Vox Legal
Academia/Nonprofit:Bainbridge Graduate Institute, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Global Partnerships, Seattle Pacific University,
Transforming Business (University of Cambridge), World Concern
Friday, April 1, 2011, 6–9 p.m.
Saturday, April 2, 2011, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Upper Gwinn Commons on SPU's campus
Early Pricing through 03/15
- Student: $25*
- Non-student: $75
Standard pricing starting 03/16
- Student: $35*
- Non-student: $90
People Who Attended This Conference:
… how business is being leveraged as a powerful agent for addressing global poverty.
… the connections between doing ethical business and ending global poverty.
… by considering effective approaches for integrating impact within your business role.
… with like-minded business people who seek to achieve impact in addition to the bottom line.
Map & Directions
3307 3rd Avenue West,
Seattle, WA 98119
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Graham Baxter, program director of the International Business Leaders Forum