The Sheth Lecture on Social Entrepreneurship includes a keynote speech from a distinguished social innovator and/or entrepreneur and provides a forum for sharing ideas and practices of social innovation and social entrepreneurship.
This annual lecture, endowed by Jagdish N. Sheth, Ph.D., and his wife Madhu Sheth. Dr. Sheth is the Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing at Goizueta Business School at Emory University. With over 50 years of experience in research and teaching, he is known nationally and internationally for his scholarly contributions in consumer behavior, relationship marketing, competitive strategy, and geopolitical analysis.
April 13, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Joe Madiath of Founder and Chairman of Gram Vikas
“Community-Based Entrepreneurship to Address Grand Challenges”
The Founder of Gram Vikas, Joe is a globally recognized social entrepreneur and served as its Executive Director till 2013. He has been a part of various consultative committees of the Government of Odisha and Government of India. Joe has received several national and global recognition for his work including the Social Life Time Achievement Award by Godfrey Phillips Red and White Bravery Awards (2006), Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurs, and was selected as one of the Outstanding Social entrepreneurs by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, Geneva.
March 24, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Professor Muhammad Yunus Founder of Grameen Bank and Chairman of the Yunus Centre
“Post Corona Reconstruction Programme: No Going Back”
Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus is the father of both social business and microcredit, the founder of Grameen Bank, and of more than 50 other companies in Bangladesh. For his constant innovation and enterprise, the Fortune Magazine named Professor Yunus in March 2012 as “one of the greatest entrepreneurs of our time.”
In 2006, Professor Yunus and Grameen Bank were jointly awarded Nobel Peace Prize. He is the recipient of 61 honorary degrees from universities across 24 countries. He has received 136 awards from 33 countries including state honours from 10 countries. He is one of only seven individuals to have received the Nobel Peace Prize, the United States Presidential Medal of Freedom and the United States Congressional Gold Medal.
He has appeared on the cover of Time Magazine, Newsweek and Forbes Magazine.
Nate Morris Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Rubicon Global
“Reinventing the Waste & Recycling Industry Through Technology”
Nate Morris founded Rubicon in 2008 with a mission “To End Waste.” Rubicon leverages the power of technology to manage waste, recycling, and sustainability solutions for Fortune 500 & Main Street customers and cities around the world. Under Morris’ leadership, Rubicon became a catalyst for groundbreaking change across the waste and recycling industry, expanding operations to five continents and 18 countries. Rubicon has been recognized as ‘One of the World’s Most Innovative Companies’ by Fast Company and as an Industry Disruptor by Inc Magazine.
Building a different kind of technology company outside of Silicon Valley, Morris created Rubicon not only to transform the waste and recycling industry but also to use the free market to bring positive change to the world. An early adopter and supporter of Benefit Corporations, Rubicon was recognized as a “Best of the World” Certified B Corporation in the reporting categories of the Environment and Governance.
Morris has been named to Fortune Magazine’s 40 under 40 list, a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, an Outstanding Young American by the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce, and a 2018 Most Admired CEO by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Morris is also a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).