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We had 400 people in attendance!
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The Duke Conference on Sustainable Business and Social Impact (SBSI) is brought to you by the Fuqua Net Impact Club in partnernship with EDGE and CASE. The conference is a day-long event at The Fuqua School of Business that aims to educate and inspire students and Triangle-area professionals on rapidly evolving opportunities to create positive and sustainable change. The conference brings together 50 speakers from the public, private and social sectors to discuss ways that they use innovative business models, partnerships and ideas to break the mold and change the world.
Attendees will explore topics through a mix of four "TED Talk" style keynote addresses, 11 thought-provoking panels and a networking lunch with topic dicussions. Panel sessions explore a variety of topics and industries organized into four tracks: Technology, Finance, Social Impact and Sustainability.
2013 Session Tracks
More granular detail on each session is available on our Sessions 2013 page.
Focus: The Technology Track focuses on organizations that utilize or act as enablers for the development and adoption of technologies that employ less energy, consume fewer natural resources and drive social improvements to address the global environment and social issues. Panelists are experts from public and private companies and NGO organizations. These representatives will speak from a variety of perspectives (consultants, investors and entrepreneurs) on panels that focus on local, domestic or international technology expertise. Panel topics are:
- The Energy Outlook
- Sustainable Technologies for the Developing World
- Technology Innovations in Sustainability
Focus: The panels in the Finance Track bring together an array of organizations committed to providing financial capital and mission-support to development initiatives both domestically and internationally. Panelists include individuals from the nonprofit and for-profit sectors who will discuss business models, success stories and lessons learned. Panel topics are:
- Bringing Microfinance Home: Adapting for America
- Debt, Equity, Impact Investing? A Capital Spectrum Choice Conversation
- The Democratization of Giving: Donating in the Digital Age
Focus: The panels in the Social Track bring together education, health and community development experts to analyze and discuss the steps needed to address these issues locally and at the national level. Panelists include individuals from NGOs, academia and for-profit organizations. Panel topics are:
- How is Education Reform Really Happening?
- Is It Scalable? Duke and Global Health
- Durham: A Case Study in Community Development
Focus: The Sustainability Track features organizations that leverage sustainability not only for environmental benefits, but also as a value proposition to drive the success of their businesses. Panelists represent companies that promote sustainable brands, operations and consulting services. Panel topics are:
- Money Does Grow on Trees: Sustainability Projects that Help the Bottom Line
- Will Consumers Pay for Sustainability? A Discussion About Sustainable Apparel