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  • Upcoming GSEI Events

  • Rural Opportunity Initiative (ROI) - Iowa State University Rural Investment Workshop

    Are you an established Iowa ag related business with ambition to grow?  If so, join 10 to 20 investors unfamiliar with Iowa investment opportunities for a day in Des Moines.  Learn what the investors are looking for.  Pitch your businesses to investors ready to deploy capital. Learn the lessons of success and savvy from other rural entrepreneurs. 

    When: November 2, 2017
    Where: World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, 100 Locust Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50309

    9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Registration 
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Program (Lunch provided) 
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Cocktail Reception

    Rural ag-related businesses interested in attending can apply using here.


  • External Events

  • Capital Caring’s 40th Anniversary Gala: Passion for Caring

    Sat, November 11, 2017

    6:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST

    MGM National Harbor Resort

    101 MGM National Ave

    Oxon Hill, MD 20745

    Capital Caring is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2017! To commemorate this important milestone, Capital Caring will celebrate with a special 40th Anniversary Passion for Caring Gala, held on Saturday, November 11, at the MGM National Harbor Resort.
    The 2017 Gala will showcase Capital Caring’s history of innovation and give us the chance to celebrate this milestone with our friends, supporters and champions who have helped make this possible. This elegant affair will include a hosted bar, dinner, a live and silent auction, live music, dancing and dessert. Don’t miss your opportunity to join hundreds of loyal donors, corporate partners, community supporters, leaders in the healthcare industry, and Capital Caring’s board and executive leadership, as they gather to commemorate Capital Caring’s 40 years of service.
    C-TAC co-founder BIll Novelli will be honored at with the Passion for Caring Award for his efforts in reforming advanced illness and end-of-life care by empowering individuals and families across the country.

    Buy Tickets Here

  • National Geographic Encounter - Ocean Odyssey

    GSEI Student Leader Alumna and Founder and CEO of the Sustainable Ocean's Alliance Daniela Fernandez invites you to be part of National Geographic's Ocean Encounter in Times Square.

    Keep your eyes open for Daniela's Ocean Story at the Exhibit.

    Opens October 6, 2017. Tickets on Sale Now. 

    224 West 44th Street, New York, NY 

    Learn More

  • Recent GSEI Events

  • Fortune 50 Companies That Are Changing the World Event

    The event is hosted by the Global Social Enterprise Initiative (GSEI) at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, and is co-sponsored by FSG Social Impact Consultants, Porter-Novelli, and the United Nations Development Programme. Featured speakers include:

    Clifton Leaf, editor-in-chief, Fortune 

    Mark Kramer, co-founder, FSG 

    Paul Bakus, president of corporate affairs, Nestlé 

    Matt Carstens, senior vice president, Land O'Lakes 

    Kathleen McLaughlin, chief sustainability officer, Walmart, and president, Walmart Foundation 

    Patrice Matchaba, global head of corporate responsibility, Novartis

    Our featured corporate executives will delve into why their companies are committed to building shared value for society and their businesses, and how they've managed to make sizable impact on key social and environmental problems as part of their core business strategies.  

    Wednesday, October 4, 2017
    8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EST

    Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
    Rafik B. Hariri Building, Fisher Colloquium
    Washington, DC 20057

  • Consulting for Impact: Deloitte's Role in Driving Innovation for Social Good

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    5:00 - 7:00 p.m. (ET)

    Georgetown University
    Copley Formal Lounge, Copley Hall
    Washington, DC 20057

    On September 26, 2017, the Global Social Enterprise Initiative (GSEI) will host a conversation with Dan Helfrich (F'98, MBA'99), federal government services leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP, to illuminate how you can innovate and drive change while working at Deloitte. 

    Helfrich is responsible for leading Deloitte’s 8,000 plus federal practice employees as they work with federal government agencies to transform them into more efficient, effective organizations. In addition, he writes and speaks on topics of government innovation, customer experience in government, and the future of the government workforce. He will be speaking with GSEI Executive Director Leslie Crutchfield. 

  • Novartis Power of Partnering Summit 2017

    June 20, 2017
    Georgetown University
    McDonough School of Business
    Lohrfink Auditorium

    This year’s Summit, “Nonprofit Survival Strategies for an Uncertain Tomorrow: How to Prepare for Impending Government Changes in Healthcare & Beyond” will take place at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Washington, D.C. Nonprofits interested in attending should email for more information.

  • Third Annual Sustainable Oceans Summit: Make the Ocean Famous

    Saturday, April 22, 2017

    8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Georgetown University
    McDonough School of Business
    Rafik B. Hariri Building, Fisher Colloquium

    This Earth Day, April 22, 2017, join the Sustainable Oceans Alliance & McCourt E&E at the Third Annual Sustainable Oceans Summit! We will examine the ways in which individuals can facilitate positive change through entrepreneurship, activism, lifestyle choices, media, and art. With a focus on Millennial engagement, our summit’s theme of making the ocean “famous," is designed to make marine environmental threats a mainstream concern.

    We will have keynote speakers who are leaders in climate change, ocean conservation, the private sector, pop culture and more. We will have engaging breakout sessions on environmental justice, environmental leadership in business, communications, political organizing, and more in order to provide a hands-on opportunity for all attendees.

  • The Role of Business in the Environment

    Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    5:30 PM -6:30 PM (Doors Open at 5:00PM)

    Fisher Colloquium, Hariri Building

    The Global Social Enterprise Initiative (GSEI) at Georgetown's McDonough School of Business invites you to participate in our special Environmental and Social Governance Series with GSEI founding partner Bank of America.

    Ms. Liftman is responsible for all global environmental sustainability activities at Bank of America, including business strategy and climate finance activities, operational initiatives, philanthropic, employee engagement and policy and governance. In conversation with GSEI Executive Director Leslie Crutchfield, Ms. Liftman will discuss how Bank of America is helping to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy through its financial and intellectual capital. She will also address key environmental trends and innovative solutions she has observed across industries.

  • 2016 Events

    December 6, 2016: Steve Case on the Third Wave (co-hosted by the Beeck Center, the Baker Center, and GSEI)

    October 13, 2016: Developing Global Leaders Committed to Social Change 

    October 5, 2016: Measuring Advocacy

    September 29, 2016: The Purpose Driven Brand: Why Good Values Make Good Business

    September 11-14, 2016: September 2016 New Strategies Forum

    June 4, 2016: Vote Food 2016: Better Food, Better Health 

    May 22-25, 2016: New Strategies Forum

    May 3, 2016: A Reception for the Investing for Impact in the Rural Economy Conference

    April 20, 2016: CSR at Chevron (Co-hosted by Net Impact, Energy Club, and GSEI)

    April 12, 2016: Hunger Relief: Meeting Humanitarian Need and Fueling Economic Opportunity

    April 3-6, 2016: New Strategies Forum

    April 2, 2016: Sustainable Oceans Alliance Summit 

    February 18, 2016: Entrepreneurship: A Force for Good (co-hosted by GSEI and StartUpHoyas)

    January 28-29, 2016: New Strategies Funder's Forum



  • 2015 Events

    November 12, 2015: SEEing Value in Crisis

    October 27, 2015: SEEing Value in Failure

    October 20-21, 2015: Secretary's Climate and Clean Energy Investment Forum

    October 13, 2015: 50 Companies Changing the World

    September 30, 2015: CSR: Partnering Across Sectors to Address Social Change

    September 20-23, 2015: New Strategies Forum

    May 17-20, 2015: New Strategies Forum

    April 25, 2015: Global Sustainable Oceans Summit

    April 23, 2015: Humbled by the Journey - A Conversation with Mike Fernandez

    April 2, 2015: Family Matters in Caregiving and Technology Adoption

    March 29 - April 1, 2015: New Strategies Forum



  • 2014 Events

    October 21, 2014: Niger Delta Partnership Initiative - PIND Board Governance Training

    October 14, 2014: National Summit on Rural Entrepreneurship

    September 26-28, 2014: 2nd Annual Innovation Lab

    May 13, 2014: Creating Connected Communities for Aging Well

    April 4, 2014: Shaping the Impact Investing Policy Agenda

    February 27, 2014: Georgetown Social Innovation Competition

  • 2013 Events

    October 16, 2013: Tapping the Potential of Nurses in Health Care Delivery

    October 10, 2013: A Better Future for Finance: What Banking Looks Like if We Get It Right

    October 4-6, 2013: Innovation Lab

    September 19, 2013: GSEI and Bank of America Leadership Series - Warren Buffett Rocks Georgetown

    September 17, 2013: Philips Aging Well Working Session Series - Next Generation Tech

    September 6, 2013: National Restaurant Association - Transforming Access to Healthcare

    May 21-23, 2013: Impact Investing in Action

    April 30, 2013: The Future of Higher Education in America - Milken Global Conference

    April 16, 2013: Doctors Speak Out - Living and Leaving with Dignity: The Vital Role of Bioethics in Clinical Care

    April 3, 2013: Charities at Work - "Make it Matter" speech by Bill Novelli at the Annual Best Practices Summit on Employee Engagement in Corporate Citizenship

    March 13, 2013: "Aging Readiness" Panel at the Annual Conference of the American Society on Aging

    March 5, 2013: RAND Trajectories and Palliation Study (TAPS) Panel


  • 2012 Events

    November 12, 2012: GSEI and Bank of America Leadership Series - U2's Bono

    October 12, 2012: Georgetown Energy and Cleantech Conference

    September 10, 2012: Catalysts and Convergence - Leveraging Private-Public Partnerships and Innovation Communication Technologies for Social Enterprise. 

    April 26-27, 2012: The Secretary's Global Impact Economy Forum

    April 9, 2012: Global Business Experience: Georgetown's Impact

    March 16, 2012: Georgetown University Energy Prize Workshop

    February 24, 2012: Business and Global Development - Changing Players, Problems and Policies. 

    January 25, 2012: The Future of Microfinance - Opportunities & Challenges For Financial Inclusion.