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Fordham's Innovation Newsletter, linking people together to promote social innovation for the achievement of social justice, environmental & global sustainability. View web version. Submit an event.

Fordham Social Innovation 

This week in innovation...
    1) First NY+Acumen workshop
    2) Free talk on social policy
    3) Opportunities to get involved with FordhamSI

Events

NY+Acumen
Impact Investing Workshop

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Fordham’s Social Innovation Collaboratory and Net Impact chapter welcome NY+Acumen to lead a series of workshops on Social Impact. NY+Acumen provides emerging leaders with the skills and moral imagination to take part in changing the way the world tackles poverty. Our first workshop on March 2 will provide participants with a better understanding of Impact Investing models, the broad landscape of investors, and the type of financial, operational and ethical challenges impact investors face. Participants will engage in interactive case studies lead by Billy Marks, who is currently a Senior Compliance Associate at JPMorgan and previously worked in the International Asset Finance Group at Clifford Chance US LLP.
 
When: Wednesday, March 2, 7:00 – 8:30pm
Where: Lincoln Center - Lowenstein South Lounge
Dress-code: Business casual attire. Please, no sneakers or jeans.
PLEASE RSVP to socialinnovation@fordham.edu
 
Former White House adviser, Cass Sunstein, and Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman will be discussing President Obama's executive order to incorporate behavioral science insights of how people make decisions into federal programs. Columbia University's Kenneth Prewitt will moderate.

When: March 3, 6:00-8:00pm
Where: The New School
John L. Tishman Auditorium University Center
63 Fifth Avenue New York, NY

Event is FREE with REGISTRATION

Changemaker Challenge

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The Fordham Changemaker Challenge is a student social venture contest organized by the Fordham Social Innovation Collaboratory. Through the Challenge, students generate ideas for innovative projects or ventures that respond to a social or environmental problem. Winners will receive seed funding to launch or expand their ventures.
1st Prize - $2,500  |  2nd Prize – $1,500  |  3rd Prize - $1,000
Learn more about info sessions and deadlines HERE.
Read judging criteria HERE.
Submit your application HERE.
INFO SESSION TODAY @ 1pm in Hughes 300A
APPLICATIONS DUE ON THE 18th

Sustainability in the news...

From Model UN:
This week's meeting will be tonight in Dealy 115, at 6:00pm. We will be going over parley pro in order to familiarize everyone with the mechanics of debate. We will also be talking about the upcoming MUN high school conference. 
From St. Rose's Garden:
Get involved with the New York Botanical Garden's Bronx Green-Up program! It includes workshops, workdays, conferences, and more. 
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From Students For Fair Trade:
No meeting this week, however we are helping with Campus Ministry's Hunger Banquet. The event will be held on Tuesday, March 1st, at 5:30pm in McGinley Ballroom. 
Learn more and RSVP
Stay updated on the latest on campus with the Changemaker Blog!
Also!
We hope to see you around and look forward to a great year of innovation!
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Opportunities
Looking to get involved? The Fordham Social Innovation Collaboratory is a network of students, faculty, administrators, alumni and community members, working together to promote social innovation for the achievement of social justice, environmental & global sustainability. We are looking for new members to help with communications efforts. If you find yourself a hardworking and passionate individual, email mlynch63@fordham.edu.
1/2 SPOTS FILLED
Looking to build program management and networking skillsets? The Fordham SI Collaboratory is looking for students to help with the development of a major social innovation conference that will be held in April. Shoot us an email to take advantage of this great opportunity!
Our mailing address is:
socialinnovation@fordham.edu

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