Panel Description for ForSE 2009
In decades past, many non-profits have achieved only temporary success and limited scale due to dependence on grants and donations. A new breed of ventures has begun innovating revenue models to build greater capacity and sustain operations. These approaches leverage the power of markets to meet social needs. Whether they’re building a socially responsible brand of clothing, providing renewable energy solutions, or bringing banking to the poor, these organizations have discovered the sustainable power of partnering with their customers.
Hear from a panel of innovative organizations that are thinking outside the box in terms of building sustainable models. Click here to register.
- Matthew Kochka, Farm Manager, Revision Urban Farm
- Jodi Rosenbaum Tillinger, Founder More than Words
- John Freele, Founder and Owner, New England Rain Barrel
- Prof Nitin Joglekar, School of Management, Boston University
Equal Exchange – Special In-depth Case Study and solutions brainstorming
Case Presenter: Rodney North, The Answer Man, Equal Exchange
Moderator: Gaurav Rohtagi, Principal, Continuum
Equal Exchange, the Massachusetts-based employee-owned worker co-operative best known for introducing Fair Trade coffee to American grocery stores in that late ‘80s.
Equal Exchange has over 100 employees in 6 states and $35 million in annual revenue. They’ve recently won six different awards for their environmentally and socially responsible business practices including the Social Innovation Award from the Financial Times newspaper and the World’s Most Democratic Workplace award from WorldBlu.