April 21, 2011| 0

Bottom Billions/Bottom Line: A Couple Views from the Outside

On April 1-2, the Center for Integrity in Business hosted the Bottom Billions / Bottom Line Conference. Members of large companies, small companies, social ventures, non-profits, and the university converged in Upper Gwinn Commons on the SPU campus to discuss the role of for-profit business in global development.

While I could extol the virtues of this conference in this space, let me direct you to some perspectives outside the wall of SPU.

Shara Senior works for Philips Healthcare as the Global Marketing Manager for Ultrasound Growth Markets. She is a guest writer for Next Billion a website dedicated to business and global development. Read Shara’s recap of the conference.

Tom Paulson, from KPLU, manages a blog titled, “Humanosphere.” His website offers news, conversation, and analysis on global health and poverty. He recently highlighted SPU senior, Anja Thompson, who attended the Bottom Billions conference.

If you are interested in continuing this conversation, Tom Paulson is moderating an event at Town Hall titled, “Can Seattle Save the World?” on April 26. Additionally, Nsansa LLC, Hub Seattle, and Dr. Mar Smith will host the Bottom Billions / Bottom Line: Idea Lab on the SPU Campus, May 7 at 10 a.m.

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Donovan Richards earned an M.A. in Business and Applied Theology from SPU and works as a consulting analyst for See Seven. You can read more of his work on Donovan's blog.

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