Thursday, November 29, 2007

The GSVC Symposium

The London Business School Responsible Business Club invites you to the Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) Symposium on Saturday, December 1, 2007.

The theme for this year's symposium is 'Social Ventures: Business Solutions for Social Problems' with speakers and panel discussions covering a number of issues such as "Can a social challenge yield a profitable investment?" and "Discovering the Business Solution to your Social Challenges". The Symposium is a free event and does not imply that you will join the competition.

The keynote speaker this year will be Nigel Kershaw the CEO of Big Issue Invest, a £4m fund that provides £50,000-500,000 loans to ventures such as Jamie Oliver's Fifteen.

Where: LT1, London Business School
When: December 1, 2007
Time: 830am - 430pm
How to signup:


0830 – 0930: Registration and coffee
0930: Welcome to GSVC Symposium
0935: From Handouts to Profit – how do charity and social ventures relate?
1005: About the GSVC Introduction – Alejandro Trenor, GSVC Student Chair
1020: Learning Session: Valuing the Social and Environmental Impact of a Venture
Jeremy Nicholls, new economics foundation
1100: Coffee break
1120 – 1220: Panel: Can a social challenge yield a profitable investment?
Geoff Burnand, Investing For Good
Samantha Beinhacker, Skoll World Forum, University of Oxford
1120 – 1220: Teaching session
1220 : Nir Tsuk, Director Global Fellowship Programme, Ashoka
1300 – 1400: Lunch
1400: Activity Workshop: Discovering the Business Solution to your Social Challenges
Professor John Mullins , London Business School
1450: A Social Enterprise Journey
Phil Conway, GSVC Finalist and Founder, Cool2Care
1530 – 1550: Tea break
1550 – 1630 Keynote Speaker
Nigel Kershaw, Chairman of the Big Issue and CEO of Big Issue Invest

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