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The Business of Building a Better World: "Hope is a Verb with its Sleeves Rolled Up"

One of humanity’s greatest gifts is that in times of profound shock and disruption, new perspectives are forged. Such moments tend to be historical ones — moments when new possibilities for humanity can be established and new eras born. With impact economy trends turning into trajectories, and with green swan realities exponentially emerging alongside black swan events, could it be that we are standing at the threshold of the next episode in business history?

In this interactive segment, we invite you to explore the what and how of unlocking the power of markets for impact including:

1) the utility and potential of blended capital for “listening to alternative understandings of value and stewardship”

2) co-designing not through pure top-down or bottom-up ways, but in multi-stakeholder and “whole systems” configurations, including the voices of nature and of future generations; and

3) realizing that we are in a critical decade, maybe the most important one for humankind, that calls on each of us to make each day count. As ecologist David Orr asserted: "Hope is a verb with its sleeves rolled up.” 


Audrey Selian


Artha Impact (Rianta Capital Zurich)

David Cooperrider

Distinguished University Professor at Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University

Dr. Gillian Marcelle

Managing Member

Resilience Capital Ventures LLC

John Elkington

Author & Entrepreneur

Raj Sisodia

Distinguished University Professor of Conscious Enterprise and Chairman, Conscious Enterprise Center

Tecnologico de Monterrey

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