BOP Global Network Summit (July 16-17, 2015) - Sustainable entrepreneurship from the bottom up

The second BoP Global Network Summit will take place in mid-July in Burlington, Vermont. The Summit is organized by Enterprise for a Sustainable World (ESW) and University of Vermont (UVM) in collaboration with the BoP Global Labs.

Published: Wed, Apr 1, 2015
Author: Filippo Veglio
Type: Insight

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The theme is “Sustainable Entrepreneurship from the Bottom Up”. The conference program (available here) has been designed to first provoke, then discuss, and finally, act. Accordingly, each segment starts with the “plenary provocation” to challenge and stimulate creative thinking, followed by breakout sessions geared toward building networks, action agendas and new initiatives.

The plenary sessions’ themes are:

  • BoP Innovation: Where Will the Disruptive and Leapfrog Technologies Come From?
  • Plenary Provocation II: Can BoP Business Logic Be Applied to the Developed World?
  • Beyond Silos: Systems Thinking for BoP Sustainability

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is an event partner, and will share its perspectives in a breakout session titled “Roadmap to 2050: Integrating BoP into Corporate Sustainability Vision”. Besides business representatives (names tbc), the session will feature Vijay Sathe (Professor of Management, The Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management) and Urs Jäger (Associate Professor at the INCAE Business School of Costa Rica).