Next Economy Now - Key business trends to build into your company today
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
Next Economy Now
Key business trends to build into your company today
Is your company doing all it can to ensure its long term growth and development while maximizing your triple bottom line impact? Come and learn from a pioneer in progressive business design about some of the most important trends in the Next Economy and how you can apply these trends to the sustainable operation of your company today.
Since 2010 LIFT has worked strategically with over 50 companies in this field and will share some of the important trends we see emerging in progressive businesses today. Citing case studies and sourcing content from the room we will take the conversation further in this highly interactive session. We will stoke your inspiration and give you ways you can implement these in your current business operations.
Shawn Berry is an organizational strategist inspired to harness the power of business to create a resilient local economy as a model to be open sourced and scaled globally. Shawn first founded the Woodshanti Cooperative in 1997, then joined in the leadership of the Ananda Dhiira Eco Retreat Center in 1999, and founded the Urban Alliance for Sustainability in 2000. In 2010 he launched LIFT in order to help more amazing enterprises that are all doing some part of making the world a better place.
LIFT is a business design and coaching firm located in San Francisco, working exclusively with companies already dedicated to doing business in a way that is beneficial to all life. We understand the dynamics of operating under these constraints and have developed a streamlined strategic approach to empowering companies to stabilize and grow in today's economic conditions.
Rylan began working in the technology industry during the late 90s when he graduated from Stanford University and began a short stint in venture capital. Rylan went on subsequently to found a social enterprise startup, Giveback.net, using music to raise funds for charitable projects with luminaries like Damien Marley and Michael Franti. As a front-end engineer Rylan coded user interface solutions for web applications used by Fortune 500 companies like Bizrate and Shopzilla. He co-founded CoLab - his current home - with his fellow cooperative members to focus on developing technology solutions for social and environmental change initiatives. Most recently he is launching Storied.us, a startup funded by Eric Schmidt of Google, to use storytelling to improve lives.
CoLab was born out of a collective desire to do good. We are passionately committed to people, partnership, planet and performance. We work with brands and organizations that prioritize social value, community and sustainability. Our clients include entrepreneurs, social ventures, non-profits, professional associations and educational institutions. We have the technical chops to meet many of your web needs along with a talented creative team that can evaluate your brand and design collateral across various media. Lastly we posses the business acumen to help you succeed without compromising your values.