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Milken Institute’s PACE Briefing Series: Removing Barriers to Small Business Lending

GatherWell’s Founder Cynthia Jaggi, along with partners Greg Wendt and Mary Abad moderated the invitation-only luncheon conversations for the Milken Institute’s PACE Briefing Series: Removing Barriers to Small Business Lending, August 31, 2015, hosted by the Milken Institute California Center, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Small Business Administration. The conversation focused on structuring the components of a more effective Southern California small business loan fund. The Milken California Center and its partners assembled a roundtable of community leaders and policymakers to determine a proof of concept and develop a shared and scalable model for a fund that could spur small business growth.

Participants included small business and community banking leaders, Small Business Administration officials, and representatives from the Community Development Office of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the Office of the Comptroller and the FDIC, as well as other key officials.

Impact Economy Summit

On June 22-23, the Impact Economy Summit brought together leaders working across sectors and domains to look at our biggest challenges in recognition that we need to collaborate in new was to find solutions. The invitation-only summit which included GatherWell’s Founder Cynthia Jaggi, brought together a select group of leading experts and practitioners to explore and advance these cross-sector solutions across several high-impact areas. In a refreshing structure, each track worked to identify and articulate concrete commitments that participants could make to support one another’s work.

Stories of Transformation

“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.”

Join the Dalai Lama Fellows on June 5th in San Francisco for Stories of Transformation.

A gathering of passionate idealists sharing moments of change and possibility.

Also learn more about the Dalai Lama Fellow’s new Compassionate Action Network.

Wine and snacks will be provided.  There will be a raffle with prizes including dinner for two at Chez Pannisse.

Here is a link to the eventbrite invitation we hope that you will join us.

 

Social Enterprise Enables Hazelnut Farming in Bhutan

Speaker(s): Daniel Spitzer, founder & CEO, Mountain Hazelnuts

Operating a successful social enterprise requires providing meaningful economic value to people. In this audio lecture, Daniel Spitzer, founder of Mountain Hazelnuts, describes his experience creating supply chain value to develop a hazelnut farming social enterprise in Bhutan. Spitzer details how he enhances supply chains through corporate citizenship, and leverages data captured from Android phones. Spitzer describes why there is nothing is more important than people in operating a profitable business through corporate social responsibility.

Operating a successful social enterprise requires providing meaningful economics to people, in both income and personal worth. In this audio lecture, Daniel Spitzer, founder of Mountain Hazelnuts, describes his experience in applying specific approaches to supply chains and value-creating tools to develop a successful hazelnut farming social enterprise in Bhutan. In this podcast episode of Stanford University’s Social Innovation Conversations, Spitzer details how he enhances supply chains through corporate citizenship and leverages data of all kinds captured from Android phones with specialized apps. From his hands-on experience dealing with supply chains, Spitzer describes why there is nothing is more important than people in operating a profitable business that delivers value to all stakeholders through corporate social responsibility.

Daniel Spitzer is Chairman & CEO of Mountain Hazelnuts Group. Daniel has spent most of the past twenty years as Chairman and/or CEO of companies in Asia. Daniel founded several ventures that have successfully combined financial objectives with social and environmental goals, including Plantation Timber Products Group (PTP), which he built into China’s largest sustainable forestry company. PTP established US $200 million of new facilities to process logs grown by 700,000 farmers in the interior of China. Daniel spent the first ten years of his career in finance, and was Managing Director of a global merchant bank and Partner & Managing Director of a major private investment fund. He received his Bachelor’s degree from University of California, Berkeley and his Master’s from Stanford University.

Daniel Spitzer

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