The Business of Healing Our World:
Leveraging Innovation, Social Enterprise and Service
Hear from one of the first “Green Visionaries…”
Profiled in Oprah’s O magazine,The New Yorker,TIME, The New York Times and Fast Company, Van Jones has been called the “Prophet of the Green Economy.” He is the founder of Green For All, an organization focused on creating green jobs in impoverished areas. He is also the co-founder of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and Color of Change, and was the author of the 2008 New York Times best-seller, The Green Collar Economy. In his new role as Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation at the White House Center for Environmental Quality, he will advance President Obama’s agenda of creating 21st-century jobs that improve energy efficiency and utilize renewable resources, in addition to helping to shape and advance the administration’s energy and climate initiatives with a specific interest in improvements and opportunities for vulnerable communities.
TIME Managing editor Richard Stengel will open the forum and introduce Van Jones. Following Jones’ address, Stengel and Jones will have an on-stage conversation.
The 5th Annual Bentley Leadership Forum,
in cooperation with TIME:
Thursday April 16, 2009
8:30 to 1:00 p.m.
on the Bentley University campus
Featured Speakers Include:
Ophelia Dahl, Executive Director of Partners in Health
Priya Haji, Co-founder/CEO, World of Good
Leigh Blake, Co-founder, Keep a Child Alive
Milton J. Benjamin, President/CEO, Initiative for a New Economy
Joseph Marchese ’03, Co-founder and President of SocialVibe.com
The event is free and open to the public and includes admission to the Tomorrow25 luncheon. However, registration is required if you haven’t already done so.
For more information go to www.bentley.edu/leadership-forum/ or call 781.891.2120 or 781.891.2070.