A forum about creating, leading and sustaining organizations for social impact.

The Center for Social Value Creation joined the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) in hosting a one-day forum, “Leadership for a Better World: Creating Social Value through Innovation,” at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C.

The forum featured a series of high-profile thought leaders on the role of business in society and fostering social change through models of innovation. More than 250 academics, business leaders, nonprofit executives and policy makers attended and joined in the discussion.

Highlights of the Day

View photos, videos, transcripts and media coverage of the forum.

Speakers included:

  • Seth Goldman, President & TeaEO, Honest Tea
  • Shannon Hebert, Vice President of Integrated Marketing, National Geographic Global Media
  • Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Author, SuperCorp: How Vanguard Companies Create Innovation, Profits, Growth and Social Good, Ernest L. Arbuckle Professorship at Harvard Business School
  • Richard Kiy, President & CEO, International Community Foundation
  • Paul Light, Author, The Search for Social Entrepreneurship, Paulette Goddard Professor of Public Service at NYU's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
  • Thomas Schelling, Distinguished University Professor, Emeritus (Department of Economics and School of Public Policy), University of Maryland, and Nobel laureate
  • Charles Stuart, President, Stuart Television Productions, Producer and Filmmaker of The New Heroes on PBS
  • Alan Webber, Founder, Fast Company magazine, Author, Rules of Thumb: 52 Truths for Winning at Business Without Losing Yourself
  • And a special panel of Smith faculty, featuring Ritu Agarwal, Rachelle Sampson and Oliver Schlake