Neil Blumenthal and Corporate Social Responsibility

by tuftsigl
Oct 30

The Institute was honored to present Neil Blumenthal with the Boryana Damyanova Award for Corporate Social Responsibility as part of the Tufts Alumni Office's Lyon and Bendheim Lecture.  Neil, an alumnus of the EPIIC "Global Poverty and Inequality" year, is the co-founder of Warby Parker, the transformative lifestyle brand that sells prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses at a revolutionary price, while leading the way for socially-conscious businesses. For every pair of glasses it sells, Warby Parker distributes another in the developing world, in partnership with VisionSpring, where Neil got his start. Founded in 2010, Warby Parker has successfully distributed more than one million eyeglasses to people in need.

In this interview with Tufts Admissions from July 2014, Neil talks about founding Warby Parker and the impact of EPIIC.

Above photo by Alonso Nichols. From left to right: Sherman Teichman (IGL Founding Director), Owen Sanderson (Empower graduate coordinator), Neil Blumenthal (EPIIC alumnus and co-founder of Warby Parker), Morgan Babbs (Empower undergraduate coordinator), Bruce Male (IGL External Advisory Board Member)

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