Last year I had written a piece for a conference blog with the title “Innovative models for Social Change“. I think the theme and topic is still relevant and I have reproduced it below.
Next week, I will be moderating a panel that will be addressing this theme at the 50th Anniversary celebrations for my alma mater, the Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay (IITB for short) in New York. The panel is titled “The New Philanthropy – New models for Social Impact“. I am fortunate to have several of the innovative organizations that I mention in the post to be a part of my panel. The panel consists of:
- Shari Berenbach, Executive Director, Calvert Foundation
- Omer Imtiazuddin, Health Portfolio Manager, Acumen Fund
- Lisa Nitze, Vice President, Entrepreneur 2 Entrepreneur Program, Ashoka Global
- Linda Segre, Managing Director, Operations & Initiatives, Google.org
It promises to be an engaging discussion and one, I hope, that will answer some of the questions raised in my post from last year. Continue reading