Harari Leadership and Social Innovation Initiative

The Harari Initiative honors the work of former USF professor Dr. Oren Harari by supporting the USF School of Management’s programs that continue his work to bridge theory and practice in the fields of conscious leadership and social innovation.

Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Conference

Each spring, University of San Francisco hosts a one-day Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Conference. The 2018 conference, "Innovate For Good", was held in partnership with the Commonwealth Club of California in Downtown San Francisco, on April.

 

ARE YOU LOOKING TO "DO GOOD" AND STILL RUN A PROFITABLE BUSINESS?

Inspirational business leaders who have already taken action on their passion to change the world visited Innovate For Good, the third annual USF Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Conference. The conference in April featured founders and executives succeeding at just that: building brands at the top of their market sector, and embedding positive social impact into the core of their mission.

SPRING 2018

 
Spring 2017 
Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Conference

SEIC Impact Leaders Video
What Social Entrepreneurship Means to Me: A Discussion from committed leaders for social impact.

Challenges and Opportunities for Social Entrepreneurship

Expert Panel: Jayson Morris, Clara Brenner, Stephanie Cohn Rupp, David Batstone

Corporate Social Responsibility and Technology for Scaling Impact

Expert Panel: Olivia Khalili, Jayson Morris, Maryam Ghofraniha, Joe Speicher, Thea Nilsson, Sabeen Ali

Innovation in our Communities
Expert Panel: Sean Murphy, Nora Sobolov, Nicole Simoneaux, Catalina Garcia, Sachin Jain
 
Technology for Good: Diversity & Inclusion
Expert Panel: Rachel Katz, Jesse Martinez, Sunwoo Hwang, Brian Warshawksy, Amy Chen

The Business Case for Radical Inclusivity and Sustainability
Expert Panel: Tim Freundlich and Melissa Bradley

Sabeen Ali
Harari Conscious Leadership and Social Innovation Award Recipient

Tim Freundlich 
Harari Conscious Leadership and Social Innovation Award Recipient

David Batstone
Harari Conscious Leadership and Social Innovation Award Recipient

Spring 2016 Events
Conscious Leadership and Social Innovation Program

USF sponsored its first Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Conference (SEIC) and its second Tech4Good Startup Weekend. SEIC brings together business leaders, investors, social entrepreneurs and next-generation leaders, to discuss how technology can be a driver for positive change.

All events took place at the USF downtown SOMA campus, located at Howard and Spear streets in San Francisco.

The Harari Conscious Leadership and Social Innovation Initiative events are made possible by an endowment from the Davis / Dauray Family Fund, established on October 7, 2015. Additional sponsorships include Hanson Bridgett, Charles Schwab, Lyft, Airbnb, Xandex Investments, the USF Net Impact and USF Entrepreneurship graduate student clubs, and Professor Jennifer Walske.

Fall 2015 Events
Conscious Leadership and Social Innovation Speaker Series

The School of Management hosted three speakers during the fall who embody conscious leadership and social innovation. The speakers were Teresa Pahl, Partner at Hanson Bridgett, Kirsten Tobey, Co‐Founder Revolution Foods, and Paul Rice, Co-Founder and CEO of Fair Trade USA. Videos can be seen at the School of Management YouTube Channel.