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Fordham Social Innovation 

Next week...
    ~ Impact Investing with Antony Bugg-Levine & Jed Emerson
    ~ Conflicts and Pope Francis' Laudato Si
    ~ Fordham Impact Initiative at the United Nations
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    ~ McDonough-Hilltop Business Strategy Challenge
    ~ Volunteer with TransferNation 
Recently in innovation...
    ~ Food Forests
    ~ Solar Backpacks
    ~ Warka Water


Impact Investing Event 

The Center for Humanistic Management at Fordham University invites you to join a fascinating discussion on Impact Investing with one of the founders of the movement, Antony Bugg-Levine.

Learn About:

Impact Investing Basics

Examples of Success Stories

Best practices and standards

Industry trends & growth

When: November 1 at 5pm
Where: Hughes Hall, Room 212

Register Here

Fashion Panel Tonight

Students for Fair Trade are hosting a panel that will include professionals in the ethical fashion industry who specialize in sustainable and transparent supply chains. 

When: Wednesday, October 26 at 7pm
Where: Campbell Commons

You are invited to join Professor Jeffrey Smith's class this week to discuss the solid waste business and hear guest speakers from IBM Smarter Cities and EcoHub.
When: Thursday, October 27 at 10:30am

Where: Fordham Law School, Room 3-06

Conflicts and Laudato Si


This symposium will focus on Pope Francis’s encyclical letter, Laudato Si, and consider how insights from that letter might inform our thinking on how to manage and resolve contemporary conflicts over environmental issues spanning environmental law, ethics, and corporate social responsibility.

When: November 2 at 8:30am: check-in & coffee, 9:00am-noon: discussion
Where: Fordham Law School, 150 W 62 St, Sadden Conference Center, 2nd Floor

Register Here

Fordham Impact Initiative at the United Nations

You are invited to attend the United Nations Department of Public Information's Briefing titled, "Special Session: Meet the DPI/NGO youth representatives Steering Committee + Youth led Briefing: 1+4=16 Targeting Poverty and Education for Peace."

When: Thursday, November 3 at 10am

RSVP here

McDonough-Hilltop Business Strategy Challenge


The MHBSC is a four-day event in February at Georgetown University during which teams and advisors will participate in consulting workshops, interact with this year’s non-profit client, and prepare comprehensive recommendations to be presented to a panel of consulting experts, non-profit leaders, and members of the client’s organization. 

Apply here by October 31
Applications are open now for the Make It in Brooklyn Pitch Contest. All Brooklyn-based social entrepreneurs and non-profit startups are welcome to apply to pitch at the Make It in Brooklyn Pitch for Good contest this December. What’s at stake? The chance to get noticed by some of New York's top social enterprise leaders and venture capitalists - and $5,000!  Applications are open until 10/31

Apply Here

Volunteer Opportunity!

Transfernation is a 501(c)3 non-profit which leverages technology to ensure that extra food from events goes to supporting communities in need. To date Transfernation has rescued over 10,000 pounds of food from events across NYC including corporate luncheons, galas, and conferences. More information can be found at

If you are interested in volunteering for this organization, please fill out this FORM.



A Walk In The Food Forest

Industrial farming has wreaked havoc on our planet. Are food forests the answer we've been looking for? Read about Jake Cardoza's efforts here.

Flickering Light

An icon in Panama, the golden frog is a reminder that life is sacred. What does the nation face upon its extinction? Read about the fight to bring it back.

Last week, students attended a private One Planet, One Future Gallery Tour. Stay tuned for more Good Mornings events!
From Fordham SEAJ:

Come to a joint meeting with members of the Sustainability Committee to plan Fordham Flea.  We will be discussing food vendors, themes, and logistics of the events, so if you would like to take part in the planning please join us!

 When: Wednesday, October 26th at 6pm
From St. Rose's Garden:
Want to learn more about sustainable food systems and community agriculture projects --   and munch on some tasty, organic fruits and vegetables??
Stop by our weekly meetings, 
Tuesdays from 4-5pm
Thursdays from 1-2pm
Fridays from 4-5pm
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