The Spirit of Enterprise: A Conversation series exploring Business Approaches to Regenerating the Commons
Friday, July 18, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Meridian University's Integral MBA in Creative Enterprise is hosting a conversation series about the potential of business to shift from exploiting to regenerating the commons. On Friday, July 18, we are pleased to host:
Ricardo Samir Nuñez, Legal Services Program Director & Cooperatives Program Director, Sustainable Economies Law Center
Ricardo coordinates the Resilient Communities Legal Cafe, a program that provides direct legal support to individuals and groups creating new solutions for resilient economies in Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond, and beyond. SELC cultivates a new legal landscape that supports community resilience and grassroots economic empowerment. In partnership with the Blueprint Collaborative, SELC is launching the Worker Coop Academy this September.
Spirit of Enterprise Conversation Series
A spirit of enterprise is emerging locally and globally in response to complex crises and new technologically enabled opportunities. Business is arguably the most powerful institution on the planet. When the power of business methods is combined with cultural, technological, and social innovation, we can make a profound impact towards a just and sustainable future, serving to regenerate the commons - the valuable cultural and natural assets that we share.
Can the impact of business shift from exploiting to serving and regenerating the commons? How can we best learn the skills and capacities to actualize these aspirations? Come explore these and related questions at Meridian’s lunchtime conversation series with organizational leaders and social innovators.
This in-person conversation series builds on the Spirit of Enterprise Online Summit hosted by Meridian University. Audio recordings of summit sessions are available, at no cost, by registering in this link: http://tinyurl.com/p8nskhp
Summit Speakers Included: Michel Bauwens of Peer to Peer; Chip Conley, founder of Joie de Vivre Hospitality and Airbnb; Riane Eisler, author of The Real Wealth of Nations; Daniel Epstein, President of Unreasonable Institute; Robert Girling, author of The Good Company; Gopi Kallayil, Chief Evangelist of Google+ for Brands; Lisa Nitze is President and CEO of the Social Enterprise Alliance; Aftab Omer, CEO of Meridian University; Woody Tasch, founder of Slow Money; Tami Simon, Founder and Publisher of Sounds True.