Monday, Feb. 25, 2013
Come hear GSBI Online alumni Gemma Bulos with the Global Women's Water Initiative speak about "Maximizing Potential through Entrepreneurship and Education" at The Stanford Association for International Development's.
Where: Stanford University
When: Sat. March 2nd
Sign Up: http://bit.ly/WeEVD8
Friday, Feb. 8, 2013
Executive Director Thane Kreiner predicts “… in the next 10 years, the convergence of technology and business model innovations could disrupt how energy is produced, distributed, and priced – not just in the frontier markets of the developing world, but also in the developed world.”
To read the article, click Here.
Friday, Dec. 14, 2012
Earlier this week the Center was delighted to host a holiday reception to celebrate the accomplishments of the last year, like the graduation of several GSBI Online cohorts, and the first year of our GSB Fellowship program.
The main event of the evening was John Kohler's presentation of his new research proposal for a demand-dividend investment vehicle for impact investing.
The Demand-Dividend project work will include final financing model design, a regression analysis on existing enterprises, and the creation of flexible term sheets. The Argidius grant will fund the field-oriented phase - preparing to test the new financing model with between four and six enterprises beginning in early 2013. Planning and initial diligence visits will occur in the autumn of this year.
Two years ago we launched a dedicated Impact Capital initiative with the aim of preparing social enterprises to move beyond philanthropic grants to attract private investment capital. Early work culminated with the release of a white paper, Coordinating Impact Capital
in the summer of 2011.
You can read more about the demand-dividend project in our press release
Friday, Dec. 7, 2012
Our own GSB Fellow, Kirsten Petersen, has been updating her blog on her experience working with GSBI Alumni, Solar Sister in Uganda. Her latest article "Finding myself in the Solar Revolution of Uganda" touches on her unique perspecitve as an up and coming Masters engineering student looking at distrubuted power in developing countries admidst her passion in solar photovoltaic and how the two can mix together for an amazing future career!
Click here to read the article.
Monday, Dec. 3, 2012
Our Executive Director Thane Kreiner, was recently featured on Forbes.com in an article by Janet Novack. Here's a taste, "An onslaught of designated shopping days— Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday—have assaulted our senses, urgently urging us to buy gifts for all of the special people in our lives. Here in the heart of Silicon Valley, it’s easy to pine for the iPad Mini, that 55-inch flatscreen TV, or the latest Kindle. In this season, it’s easy to forget that nearly 4 billion people on our planet live in poverty, on a daily average of less than the cost of one Starbucks specialty coffee."
You can read the rest of the article on Forbes.com by clicking here.