The Georgia Social Impact Collaborative acknowledges and thanks its donors for joining the effort to inspire our social impact ecosystem and help build the Georgia Social Impact Map.
GSIC is grateful to its sponsors and financial supporters.
Funded in part by a grant through the Rockefeller Foundation's Innovative Financing program, the Atlanta Department of Watershed Management (DWM) recently raised $14M to provide storm water improvements in the Proctor Creek Watershed. It is only the second Environmental Impact Bond (EIB) in the country. To read more about Atlanta's creative financing for green projects, check out GSIC's blog: https://gasocialimpact.com/atlanta-eib-proctor-creek/ ... See more
The Chubb Foundation's Moving the Needle program in partnership with Active Youth Academy, an APS after school program, held a "Pitch Night" to encourage youth entrepreneurship and innovation. Read more about the event here: https://gasocialimpact.com/chubb-foundation-pitch-night/ ... See more
In honor of Earth Day, we are highlighting a local effort with global benefits for biodiversity: ONCE by WildArk. ONCE's mission is to link ecosystem protection to consumer behavior by creating a platform for sustainable living. You can read more about their work at: https://gasocialimpact.com/linking-ecosystem-protection-to-consumer-behavior/ ... See more
Thanks to the many Emory University Goizueta Business School students, alums, and partners for joining us and Social Enterprise at Goizueta at WildArk on the BeltLine East Side Trail for the Spring Social Impact Social. ... See more
Thank you for joining us and our co-hosts Social Enterprise at Goizueta on Wednesday night for a dynamic panel discussion on place-based #impinv at Emory University Goizueta Business School. An open and honest take from the panelists on both the complex challenges and concerns that investors must address along with optimistic new ideas that we can all rally around to accelerate impact. Special thanks to the panelists for sharing their experiences and insights: Deborah Kasemeyer of Northern Trust Miguel Granier of Invested Development Marco Perez of LAUNCH Chattanooga Dale Royal of Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) And for those interested in the articles that helped to inform the discussion, please find links below: Looking Past Equity Investments by Ross Baird and Bryce Butler (Forbes)-https://bit.ly/2UvuR84 Breaking The Cycle Of Disinvestment In Lower-Income Communities by Claire Trageser (NPR)-https://n.pr/2FYUoB4 Creating Opportunity for Communities of Color Through Entrepreneurship by Lisa Hamilton (SSIR)- https://bit.ly/2It69Uc ... See more
For the sixth year, Georgia Tech partnered with the University of California Berkeley's Haas School of Business for the Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC). Celebrating its 20th anniversary, this year’s theme was “Technology for Good.” There were 692 social ventures entrants from 67 countries. Ultimately, two ventures, Magnomer and Key2Enable Assistive Technology were selected to advance. Key2Enable won the top award at the 2019 Global Social Venture Competition and Magnomer placed in the top 6 of 692 entries worldwide. Read more about the competition on GSIC's blog: https://gasocialimpact.com/georgia-tech-hosted-eastern-regional-global-social-venture-competition-finals/. ... See more
Thanks to everyone who came out last night for our Social Impact and Creative Capital Happy Hour with the Center for Civic Innovation! Be sure to check out the incredible entrepreneurs from the panel: Generation Infocus, @Gilliam'sCommunityGarden, re:imagine ATL and Next Generation Men & Women ... See more
TONIGHT: Join the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business and the Georgia Tech Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain for this year's Ideas to Serve Finals starting at 6 pm in Thorton Atrium. Come see Georgia Tech students showcase their ideas about the world's most pressing problems! https://www.scheller.gatech.edu/centers-initiatives/ile/i2s/other-files/2019I2S_FinalsProgram1.pdf ... See more
Last summer, the team at Meals On Wheels Atlanta launched Purposeful Pecans with support from the First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta's inaugural Epiphany Challenge. The venture aims to support their flagship Home Delivered Meals program that provides nourishing meals to food-insecure and homebound seniors in Atlanta. Read more about their journey on GSIC's blog: https://gasocialimpact.com/selling-pecans-to-feed-those-in-need/ ... See more
Congratulations to Jose Rubinger and Team Key2Enable Assistive Technology for their win of the top award at the 2019 Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC). Read about their journey: http://bit.ly/gtgsvc Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship at Georgia Tech ... See more