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The Secretary's Global Impact Economy Forum

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton convened the first-ever Global Impact Economy Forum on April 26-27, 2012, with the first day at the U.S. Department of State, and the second day at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business in partnership with the Global Social Enterprise Initiative (GSEI). The goal of the forum was to improve collaboration between investors, businesses, entrepreneurs, governments and civil society and create opportunities to enhance and expand the Impact Economy.

Below are video clips from the second day of the forum, and links to related articles.


Opening remarks: Kris Balderston, Special Representative of the Global Partnership Initiative, U.S. Department of State and Bill Novelli, Founder of the Global Social Enterprise Initiative, Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business.

Keynote address: General Wesley K. Clark, Advisor, Vital Capital & Impact Capital Strategies

From Silos to Synergy Panel: Creating Uncommon Alliances
Moderated by Ian Soloman, The World Bank. Panelists: Carol Dahl, The Lemelson Foundation; Jigar Shah, Jigar Shah Consulting; Ed Martin, Hershey’s; and Francisco Sanchez, U.S. Department of Commerce.

Keynote introduction and address: Jessica Klein, MBA Candidate, McDonough School of Business; Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

From Short-Term to Long-Term Strategy Panel: Cultivating Shared Value
Moderated by Jose Fernandez, U.S. Department of State. Panelists: John Podesta, Center for American Progress; Perry Yeatman, Kraft Foods Foundation; William Farrell, Mercy Corps; and Jean Oelwang, Virgin Unite.


Related Links:

Event Photos

General Clark on Small Businesses Investing Overseas

Lessons Learned From the Frontlines of Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships

U.S. State Department: Global Impact Economy Forum