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Welcome to Fordham Social Innovation! 

Fordham's 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, social entrepreneurship, and environmental sustainability. Its newsletter serves to provide you with information and resources to get involved with various on- and off-campus initiatives that serve these missions.

Here's a preview of what's happening:
~ Social Enterprise Conference
~ Gabelli Alumni/Student Supper Club
~ Investor-Based Models Class Session

This year, the conference will be March 25th and 26th. We will seek to address the big questions and central tensions in the field of social enterprise under the theme of “What’s the Bottom Line?” From social enterprises’s own triple-bottom line — aspiring to financial, social, and environmental returns — to getting to the core of its most complex issues, join like-minded students, academics, and professionals in an engaging and interactive exploration of these critical concerns.

Learn more about the theme and tracks of this year's conference here

Gabelli Alumni/Student Supper Club

This is the essence of the Gabelli School’s Alumni/Student Supper Club, a unique program that matches small groups of students — usually five to ten — with Fordham alumni for a relaxed, industry-specific networking dinner.

Supper Club meetings span many business fields and involve alumni from all Gabelli School degree programs. Our debut dinner for spring 2017 will be at the Union League Club, and the host will be John Lumelleau, BS ’74, president and CEO of Lockton Companies.

Want to meet Mr. Lumelleau and network with a few fellow Gabelli School students over dinner? This is a great way to meet people one-on-one, rather than in a typical rushed networking setting! Either the school or the alumni host(s) take care of the check; student participants are not expected to contribute financially to the dinner at all.

To be considered for one of our limited dinner-guest spots, fill out the application form. Students will be selected based on their responses to the questionnaire and will be notified by email that they have been chosen. Applications must be received before noon on Monday, March 20.

Supper Club Meeting Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Union League Club, 38 East 37th St, New York, NY

Application deadline: Monday, March 20, 2017 (by 12:00 p.m.)

Dress: Business attire

Net Impact Food Solutions Challenge

If you are one of the many people around the world interested in social change, responsible finance, impact investing, or cleaner technology, then the Net Impact Chapter of Fordham University is the place for you! Net Impact will be sponsoring a Food Solutions Challenge revolving around how we can make our food supply chain more environmentally friendly. We will discuss important topics such as the food production system, climate change, and how best to feed our growing world. There will be prizes, such as beats headphones and the chance to get an all-expense paid trip to Net Impact's Food Conference! This is an amazing opportunity to be apart of and we hope to see you there March 22nd at 3:00PM in Daleo Hall!

Register Here

Biennial Sustainable Global Sourcing Forum

The Department of International Trade & Marketing (ITM), Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology, in partnership with faculty from the Departments of Cosmetics Fragrance Marketing (CFM), Fashion Business Management (FBM), Home Products (HP) & Textile Development Marketing (TDM) Invites you to attend its  2nd Biennial Sustainable Global Sourcing Forum 

March 21, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fashion Institute of Technology
John E. Reeves Great Hall, 7th Ave. @ 27h Street, New York City


Investor-Based Models Class Session

What can investors do to affect corporate behavior and purpose? How does “impact investing” work? Are there metrics by which a socially responsible investor can evaluate potential investments? What are the trade-offs to investors? Do money managers have a fiduciary duty to their investors to maximize returns? 

Attend class with Adam Zurofsky! March 27th from 2:00-3:50 at Lincoln Center Gabelli Building, Room  03-01

- Margaret Moore.  Maggie is a Vice President at Goldman Sachs and leads their ESG efforts for their Fundamental Equity group. 
- Danielle Sugarman.  Formerly with the Robertson Foundation, Danielle now works in the BlackRock ESG group.


Position: iZone Community Manager

The iZone – Imagination, Ideas, and Innovation – is a pre-incubator where students will explore and imagine ideas for social, cultural, community and economic impact. Its mission is to help students build skills, access tools and resources, get advice, and connect with a community of collaborators to generate, refine, and communicate ideas. Connect with other idea and entrepreneurship organizations, as well as the, broader community. iZone seeks a self-directed, creative leader who is excited about contributing to key strategies, programs,
outreach and events. This is a high-visibility role for a passionate, energetic individual who thrives in a fast-paced (and at times ambiguous) environment. The community manager will be responsible for hiring, supervising, developing and supporting iZone student assistants. The ability to build meaningful relationships with internal and external community members, students, faculty and administrators is essential to this role’s success. This position reports directly to the Director of iZone.

Apply Here

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