On the one year anniversary of the newly imagined Good-b last July, Good-b is growing bigger by getting smaller with Good Business New York™! After 11 months of waiting, our trademark is now official. Good-b will focus on small sustainable businesses in New York City who are making a big difference and the big businesses that support them!
Tag: "social enterprise"
“To Rescue Our Planet, We Must Do More than Save One Starfish at a Time,” writes veteran SRI Fund Manager Ben Bingham. The tale of “the Starfish Story” is about a little girl throwing one starfish at a time back into the ocean to save its life. An adult bystander tells her it is “useless.” Can’t she see that she will never save them all? Pulling at our heartstrings, the story describes her looking at the adult, then looking at the starfish in her hands and saying, as she throws it back in the water, “I am making a difference to this one.”
NY+Acumen Fund is presenting its second fundraiser in New York on June 28, 2012. Performance Poet, Sara Kay presented at the fund’s first fundraiser in 2010. The Acumen Fund is a “global venture fund” that injects capital in social enterprises around the world. The fund’s goal is to tackle global poverty and solve the genuine social problems created by poverty. The fund is the brainchild of Jacqueline Novogratz and many of New York’s large hedge fund managers sit on its board – including JN”s brother: Mike Novogratz, managing director at Fortress Investments a $40bn+ hedge fund. The fundraiser later this month will showcase four social entrepreneurs. The fund not only has good intentions, but applies “good” business principles to its social mission that make a BIG difference in ordinary people’s lives. Check it out. If you are around next week, you might want to attend this important initiative.
Performance Poet, Sara Kay performs at NY+Acumen Fund’s First Fundraiser, “Spark!”. Sara discusses how social entrepreneurship “makes a big difference” in people’s lives. Sara volunteered with “Lighting a Billion Lives,” a social enterprise that brings solar powered lanterns to rural India.
This month, good things are happening at Good-b. We are devoting the coming weeks to the men and women who are changing the world through business! This week we highlight a new think-tank forming on Wall Street and its first event called, “Recreating Prosperity!” I have been asked to be part of the planning committee with an amazing team for the June conference.
Businesses that solve social problems are the hottest new industry out there! Marc J. Lane, professor of Social Enterprise at Northwestern School of Law and Director of the Social Entrepreneur Alliance, speaks with Good-b CEO Monika Mitchell on the legal and financial strategy for social purpose businesses. His new book, Social Enterprise: Empowering Mission-Driven Entrepreneurs outlines the basic nuts and bolts for profit-making enterprises that positively impact society.