Who: Social Enterprise Alliance
What: Social Enterprise Alliance update and 2015 national conference in Denver
When: September 16-18, 2015
Where: Embassy Suites, 1420 Stout St., and other downtown Denver venues
Contact: Anna Upchurch, JVA Consulting, firstname.lastname@example.org, 720.407.8393
Author Jed Emerson to speak at Summit15
The Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA) has announced that SEA co-founder Jed Emerson will be among the featured speakers at Summit15. Emerson is the author or co-author of five books on social entrepreneurship, impact investing and blended value.
Emerson coined the term “blended value” to describe the idea that no matter if you are working in the for-profit or nonprofit sector, or if you are a philanthropist or an investor, what is important is the value you create over the trajectory of your life.
“I want people to move beyond the silos of social enterprise and nonprofits and for-profits and understand that any and all organizations can pursue blended value as a core mission,” Emerson said. “A lot of young people today don’t use terms like social enterprise or impact investing, but nonetheless integrate these concepts into how they see the world and bring these ideas to the work they do. These concepts have become mainstream and will only continue to grow in the future.”
“As much as anyone in the world, Jed Emerson has changed how people understand the interplay between social and financial value, and given birth to the now-burgeoning practice of impact investing,” said Jim Schorr, CEO of SEA.
Summit15 will be held September 16-18 in Denver. SEA expects to host over 500 participants, who will hear from about 80 speakers. The SEA Summit provides the opportunity to learn, connect and collaborate with thought leaders in the field.
Social Enterprise Alliance is the champion for social enterprise in the United States. Social enterprises are businesses whose primary purpose is the common good. They use the methods and disciplines of business and the power of the marketplace to advance their social, environmental and human justice causes. SEA is dedicated to helping social enterprises succeed and draw attention to the sector. Across the United States, SEA has more than 1,000 members and 17 chapters.