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Funding Social Ventures: Mills College Conference Explores New Ways to Create Positive Social Impact

Oakland, CA–April 03, 2012 With unemployment and poverty on the rise in the US, what is the best way to build thriving communities and economies? Think mission-driven ventures, social-impact investing, and innovative nonprofit enterprises.

Learn more about this newly defined and evolving world of social ventures and why it’s working for some of the country’s top business leaders.

On April 13, the Center for Socially Responsible Business at the Lokey Graduate School of Business at Mills College presents, “Investing Within: Innovative Financing Strategies for Domestic Social Ventures.” The conference brings together industry leaders and innovators to showcase who is breaking the mold, what is working, and how these innovations can be adapted to create economic and social value in our communities.

“At Mills, we are committed to preparing business leaders who will meet the needs of the 21st century,” said Deborah Merrill-Sands, dean of the Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business. “We believe it’s more important than ever to educate our graduates to be ethical and socially responsible leaders who can deliver strong financial performance while also making a positive societal and environmental impact.”

“Investing Within: Innovative Financing Strategies for Domestic Social Ventures”
Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business, first floor
8:00 am–6:00 pm

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Last Updated: 4/4/12