Harari Conscious Leadership and Social Innovation Initiative

The Harari Conscious Leadership and Social Innovation Initiative funds USF’s annual Innovate For Good Conference, as well as curriculum and projects that teach socially responsible leadership and investing to business and management students. Funded from a generous endowment from Alan Davis and Mary Lou Dauray, the initiative is named after Davis’ friend and former USF business professor Oren Harari, who died in 2010. Dr. Harari's work focused on bridging theory and practice in the fields of conscious leadership and social innovation. The Harari Initiative honors and continues his legacy.

Innovate For Good Conference

Innovate For Good is an annual conference which brings together founders, CEOs, investors, academics, and nonprofit and government leaders who have already taken action on their passion to change the world.

Past Events 

 Innovation For Good picture 5th Annual Innovate For Good Conference

Speakers include Ajay Viurmani, Megan Halstead Miller, Sven Wolf, Chris Wexler, David Gehring, Marci Harris, and Andrew Pete Peterson.

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Speakers at the Innovate for Good Conference4th Annual Innovate For Good Conference

Speakers included Mayor of Oakland, Libby Schaaf, Marketplace Tech Host, Molly Wood; CEOs of Populus, mySidewalk, LISC, Marble; and many more.

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London bridge and Thames river from above

Innovate For Good – London

In partnership with Impact International, USF alumni in Europe had the conversation come to them! Speakers from AllSaints, Farmhopping Bulgaria, Not For Sale, UNIDO Lebanon, and more.

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People on break from USF sponsored conference on the roof of San Francisco Commonwealth Club

Innovate For Good Conference

The 3rd annual conference was held in partnership with the Commonwealth Club of California. Speakers from Ben & Jerry’s, Stripe, WeTransfer, REBBL, Z-Shoes, and more.

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usf Harari Momentum For Change Conference and Hackathon

Momentum For Change Conference and Hackathon

The 2nd annual conference focused on providing a platform to promote, support, and accelerate social entrepreneurship and innovation through shared learning and collaboration.

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Tech 4 Good Conference and Hackathon

Tech 4 Good Conference & Hackathon How can technology be a driver for positive change? Powerful keynotes and panel discussions from 40+ leading tech companies and social investors, including Facebook, Google.org, Yahoo! For Good, Indiegogo, Better Ventures.

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Harari Conscious Leadership Award

Awarded annually to an executive who leads with integrity, authenticity and who has built an influential career in the field of social innovation. Recipients are selected by a committee chaired by the Dean.


  • 2021: Andrew Pete Peterson, Chief Information Technology Officer, City of Oakland
  • 2019: Maurice A. Jones, President & CEO, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
  • 2018: Jostein Solheim, CEO of Ben & Jerry's
  • 2017: David Batstone, Founder & President, Not for Sale

Contact Info

Alumni and External Relations

Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

University of San Francisco
Downtown Campus
101 Howard Street, Suite 100
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 422-4755