Co-operatives Movement: Global Conference & General Assembly

Cape Town, South Africa: “How can co-operatives reach under-represented voices of women and youth; engage members, customers and employees and help build the next generation of co-ops? The answer is in large part through communication and media, including social media. This session includes a live cross to New York by Skype, with guest speaker James Slezak, co-founder […]

CSRWire / JustGood Panel: 21st Century Movements & The Modern Lifestyle

Join Net Impact CEO, Liz Maw; “No Impact Man” Documentary & Book creator, Colin Beavin; Purpose Partner and Co-Founder of Peers.org and New Economy Lab, James Slezak;  LifeEdited.com Community Manager, David Friedlander; CSRwire Editorial Director, Aman Singh and Justgood.org Founder, Brian Weinberg for an exciting discussion entitled “21st Century Movements – The Modern Lifestyle.

Great Work MBA 2013 Faculty

November 10 – 15, 2013 “What if you could do more of the work that matters – the work you care about, the work that really makes a difference – and less of all the other stuff? Join best-selling author Michael Bungay Stanier and some extraordinary experts to focus on the 25 most essential skills you […]

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Peers: a movement for the sharing economy

July 31, 2013: Peers.org—the organization to grow, mainstream and protect the sharing economy—is launched by executive director Natalie Foster, alongside co-founders James Slezak and Douglas Atkin (Airbnb), in partnership with Airbnb, Vayable, Taskrabbit, MeetUp, Lyft, Sidecar and more than 30 other leading sharing and peer economy organizations from around the world. www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/sharing-economy-airbnb-rideshare www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/airbnb-legal-trouble-sharing-economy www.fastcoexist.com/3017486/the-battle-over-airbnb-moves-to-los-angeles www.salon.com/2013/09/20/millennials_will_not_be_regulated/ […]

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New York Social Media Week 2012: New business models for social change

NYC Social Media Week: New Business Models to Convert Human Intent into Tangible Action (panel discussion) Speakers: James Slezak (Purpose.com), Sam Espinosa (Director of Marketing, StickK), Emily Fisher (Online Editor, Oceana), Wayne Lin (Opower), John C. Havens (Yoxi.tv), Dan Vallejo (CEO & Co-Founder, The Mutual) Date: Thursday, February 16th 2012, 6:00pm—11:00pm Official page at socialmediaweek.org

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The Guardian: How to scale up sustainable business (online discussion)

The Guardian: How to scale up sustainable business (online discussion) Contributors: James Slezak (Purpose.com), Randall Krantz (head of sustainability, World Economic Forum), Toby Quantrill (head of policy, Fairtrade Foundation), Charles Roberts (CEO, Greeenstar), Craig Simmons (co-founder, Best Foot Forward) Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 Record of live discussion at Guardian.co.uk

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Columbia Business School, Social Enterprise Conference 2011

Engaging Constituencies: Inspiring and Mobilizing Talent and Capital Moderator: Teresa Puente (Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University) Speakers: James Slezak (Head of Business Strategy, Purpose), Richard Robbins (Director of Digital Social Innovation, MWW), Courtney Roberts (Dexis Consulting Group), Susan Tenby (TechSoup Global). Link: Columbia Business School Social Enterprise Conference 2011 Details: Friday October 7, 2011, 5:00–6:00PM at Alfred […]