VIDEO: Session 2: Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Event Date



Martz Winter Symposium (2nd: 2015: Boulder, Colo.)



11:10 a.m. -12:20 p.m.

SESSION 2: Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing

Moderator: Doug Vilsack, Posner Center for International Development and Elephant Energy


Greg Berry, Impact Hub

Professor Lakshman Guruswamy, University of Colorado Law School

Blake Sanders, Nokero Solar

Nathan Huttner, Redstone Strategy Group


Doug Vilsack

Streaming Media


Many believe that global institutions and frameworks are failing to generate necessary progress on issues such as climate change, water scarcity, biodiversity, food security, and poverty eradication; and that state, tribal and local governments and communities, innovative companies, social and technology entrepreneurs, NGOs, impact investors, consumers and philanthropists increasingly are taking the lead in creating bottom-up solutions to these challenges.

The conference will explore this dynamic in detail, with an emphasis on the drivers behind these ground level innovations, and on how they can better “filter up” to inform the global conversations occurring on how best to address the various dimensions of “global change”.