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Social Innovation Summit 2012: Featuring Alicia Keys, Tiki Barber, Jeff Swartz and Jeffrey Hollender

Date and Time

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 6:00 PM

Thursday, May 31, 2012 10:00 PM


United Nations Headquarters - First Avenue at 46th Street, New York, NY

About The Event

We are pleased to invite CSRwire members to join us for the 2012 annual Social Innovation Summit at the United Nations for unparalleled networking opportunities with an exclusive mix of global attendees on May 30 - 31, 2012.

Social Innovation Summit 2012 is a premier invitation-only conference connecting and inspiring a unique network of Business, Technology, & Community leaders interested in affecting positive social change. The summit balances significant networking time with high-profile global speakers presenting emerging trends across social innovation themes such as economic development, education, women & girls, sustainability and global health.

We are happy to offer CSRwire members this opportunity to join an otherwise closed event with a fantastic lineup of world class speakers including:

  • Alicia Keys, Multi-Platinum Grammy Singer, Songwriter, Actress & Philanthropist
  • Howard W. Buffett, Executive Director, Howard G. Buffett Foundation
  • Craig Venter, Chairman & President, J. Craig Venter Institute
  • Jonathan Greenblatt, Head, Office of Social Innovation, White House
  • Kay Koplovitz, Chairman, Liz Claiborne
  • Jean-Pierre Rosso, Chairman, World Economic Forum USA
  • Peter Bloom, Managing Director, General Atlantic; Chairman at

Along with our event partners the United Nations Office for Partnerships we would be honored if you would accept our invitation, with details as follows:


Thursday, May 31st

9:00-6:00pm: Main Event Program

6:00-8:00pm: Networking & Cocktail Reception

Pre-Conference: Wednesday, May 30th (**optional)

2:00-6:00pm: Interactive Workshops & Roundtables

6:00-8:00pm – Networking Reception

Partial List of Confirmed Speakers:

  • Adam Brotman, Chief Digital Officer – Starbucks
  • Alan Hassenfeld, Chairman of the Executive Committee – Hasbro
  • Alicia Keys, Multi-Platinum Grammy award-winning Musician, Actress & Philanthropist
  • Bill Gross, Chairman & CEO – Idealab
  • Craig Venter, Chairman & President – J. Craig Venter Institute
  • Desh Desphande, Chairman & Co-Founder – Sycamore Networks
  • Dov Seidman, Chairman & CEO – LRN
  • Ellen Lambert, Executive Director, Corporate Contributions – Merck
  • Howard W. Buffett, Executive Director – Howard G. Buffett Foundation
  • Hunter Walk, Head of Social Good Initiatives – YouTube
  • James Gowen, Chief Sustainability Officer – Verizon
  • Jean-Pierre Rosso, Chairman – World Economic Forum USA
  • Jeff Swartz, Former CEO & President – Timberland
  • Jeffrey Hollender, Co-Founder – Seventh Generation
  • Jonathan Greenblatt, Head, Office of Social Innovation – White House
  • John Abele, Founder – Boston Scientific Corporation
  • John Wood, Co-Chairman & Founder – Room to Read
  • Kay Koplovitz, Chairman – Liz Claiborne
  • Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, President – Marc and Laura Andreessen Foundation
  • Nicholas Negroponte, Chairman & Founder – One Laptop Per Child
  • Nick Beim, General Partner – Matrix Partners
  • Rebecca Lucore, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility – Bayer Corporation
  • Rhonda Mims, President – ING Foundation
  • Shannon Schuyler, Senior Managing Director, Corporate Responsibility – PwC
  • Soon-Hong Choi, Chief Information Technology Officer – United Nations
  • Steve Gleason, Former NFL Player; Founder – Team Gleason Foundation
  • Timothy McClimon, President – American Express Foundation
  • Tiki Barber, NFL Former Pro Bowl Running Back & NBC Broadcaster
  • Tom Shadyac, Director, Screenwriter, and Producer – Ace Ventura, Bruce Almighty, I Am

Online Registration
Summit Website:
Ticket Price: $1295 for two-day conference; $995 for one-day
VIP Code: CSRwire10 (10% discount for CSRwire members)

Confirmed Attendees: Attending will be an elite invitation-only gathering of top Fortune 500 corporate executives, venture capitalists, government leaders, heads of CSR, foundation presidents, and social entrepreneurs including firms such as:

  • Abbott
  • American Express
  • AOL
  • Bank of America
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • CBS
  • CDW
  • Citi
  • Cisco
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Discovery Communications
  • Draper Richards Foundation
  • eBay
  • F5 Networks
  • Facebook
  • First Round Capital
  • Ford Foundation
  • Gap
  • General Electric
  • Gilt Groupe
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Google
  • Heineken
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • ING
  • Intel
  • J. Craig Venter Institute
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Lockheed Martin
  • MasterCard
  • Merck
  • McKesson
  • McKinsey
  • Microsoft
  • Mitsubishi
  • National Geographic
  • NBC Universal
  • Nike
  • NYU
  • Omidyar Network
  • Oracle
  • Pfizer
  • PwC
  • Robin Hood
  • Samsung
  • Siemens
  • Skoll Foundation
  • Sony
  • Starbucks
  • T-Mobile
  • Twitter
  • Time Warner
  • United Nations Foundation
  • Verizon
  • Viacom
  • VMware
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Wal-Mart
  • Walt Disney
  • Western Union
  • William J. Clinton Foundation
  • World Bank
  • Zynga

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Landmark Ventures

Landmark Ventures was founded in 1995 as a family office and today has grown to encompass a broader footprint as a global investment bank and corporate advisory firm. Our business activities focus on opportunities within the Innovation Economy (technology, media, communications, semiconductors, internet, cleantech and healthcare) where we provide mergers & acquisition advisory, corporate development and capital raising services for a unique client roster of growth-oriented private companies, leading public companies and investment funds. The Social Innovation Summit was founded as part of Landmark Ventures’ corporate philanthropy program, with the goal of leveraging our convening power to create a platform for the business community to identify, explore and actualize partnership opportunities for driving global social innovation. It represents our passion for fostering growth and innovation in the for-profit sector and applying the same business principles to the non-profit sector.

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