View a video of the presentation here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXtkMl_j5hQ
Anshu Gupta: Creating a Parallel Economy with Reused Materials
Founder and Director of GOONJ.org
April 30, 2013, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
Anshu Gupta, an Ashoka and Schwab Fellow, shared his experiences creating a cultural change - conscious giving, not thoughtless dumping - and how he came to lead one of the world's largest civic participation movements. He is the founder of GOONJ.org, a social enterprise that has created social innovations to address critical gaps in the developing world. Making clothing a matter of concern in the development sector emerged as his life's calling with GOONJ.
Considered one of the leading social enterprises in India, GOONJ, is focused on under resourced areas in development work; whether its clothing for the poor, cloth sanitary pads for women, or school materials for children. The organization is addressing the growing gap between prospering cities and rural villages, by moving resources from the former, who discard it as waste, to the later, for whom it is precious.
Event information and multimedia: http://nonprofit.haas.berkeley.edu/events.html
The Schwab Charitable Philanthropy Speaker Series is presented by the Haas Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership (CNPL) and sponsored by Schwab Charitable.
About CNPL: The Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, seeks to inspire the next generation of leaders to create and seize opportunities to achieve social impact across sectors.
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