The Archimedes Project is planning a social enterprise ideation lab in the spring semester aimed at tackling a specific issue relating to water and/or sanitation in India. Students from all Tufts schools and programs will be encouraged to apply, and we believe IGL students will be great assets. Students will spend three days developing a business plan to pitch to a panel of judges, with the winning team receiving the financial and human resources to launch their enterprise.
The Institute for Global Leadership is calling for the newest round of Empower Fellows. Applications are due March 31, 2014. Fellows conduct and intern with entrepreneurial ventures during the summer, and return to Tufts in the fall to create a community of innovation and entrepreneurship.
More information can be found on the Empower page of this website
The Institute for Global Leadership co-hosted the Second Annual Tufts Innovation Symposium: Strategies for Scaling Up with the Fletcher School International Business Club, MIT Legatum Center, and Institute for Business in the Global Context. The Symposium brought together over 300 students, faculty and entrepreneurial professionals from the Boston area and beyond. The one day conference discussed business models and strategies that enable rapid growth, and allowed students to workshop their ideas for entrepreneurial ventures with experts from the field.
The Institute presented Michael Posner -- Former Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor -- with the Bory Damyanova Award for Corporate Social Responsibility for his work in human rights protections in global business operations in the manufacturing supply chain and extractive industry on November 8th. Mr. Posner then spoke to the Institute about his work to start the first-ever center on business and human rights at NYU's Stern School of Business.
Michael Fairbanks was a U.S. Peace Corps teacher in Kenya (1979-1981). He is a Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University; a director of the Akilah Institute for Women, the first women’s college in Rwanda; a director of the Rwanda Biomedical Center, which oversees that nation’s healthcare system; a director of Silver Creek Pharmaceuticals, based in San Francisco, which is focused on regenerative medicine, and a founder of Akagera Pharmaceuticals, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which seeks a solution to Tuberculosis.
Interested in corporate social responsibility? Whether you know nothing about corporate social responsibility or are looking for a career in CSR, come join us the Advisory Committee on Endowment Responsibility (ACER) for a brown bag lunch with UEP Professor Ann Rappaport to discuss multiple perspectives on on how to incorporate corporate social responsibility into every career. Come with discussions and ready for an interactive lunch!
Empower’s first-annual day-long symposium will center around the theme "Thinking, Planning, Doing". Entrepreneurs from Social Finance, New Profit, GDAE, and Koltai & Company, along with many other socially innovative enterprises, will speak about creating, refining, and funding an idea, entrepreneurial support systems, and inspiring entrepreneurship around the world.