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Elisa Birnbaum on "The Business of Change: How Social Entrepreneurs are Disrupting Business as Usual"

2:30-2:59pm check-in; 3:00pm sharp to 4:00pm book talk; 4:00-4:10pm book sale, signing

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Speaker Series

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Date: Wednesday January 30, 2019 | 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Speaker(s): Elisa Birnbaum, Journalist, Social Enterprise Expert and Author
Topic: "The Business of Change: How Social Entrepreneurs are Disrupting Business as Usual" (New Society Publishers, 2018)
Venue: Desautels Hall (Second Floor, South Building) | map
Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto,
105 St George Street
Location: Toronto
Cost: $17.99 per person plus HST (includes 1 paperback copy of "The Business of Change" and 1 seat for the book talk)
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Book Synopsis: Meet the social entrepreneurs who are using business to disrupt the status quo and rebuild their communities. Our communities are facing the fallout from the demise of vital industry, bankrupt economies, bad policy or policing, and political mismanagement. People are looking for answers, and the "same old" simply won't do. In the Business of Change is a practical and inspirational guide that showcases how social entrepreneurs from places such as New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Vancouver, who are weary of waste, injustice, and government inaction, are using business savvy to tackle challenges in their communities. Part storytelling, part lessons learned, coverage includes:

  • Profiles of remarkable individuals and companies in such diverse sectors as employment, food, art, education, and social justice
  • An overview of lessons learned and real impacts on the ground
  • Tips for getting started, connecting to the local community, and scaling up

In the Business of Change is for everyone who wants to rebuild their communities and believes that business can be a powerful, positive force for change.

Biography: Elisa Birnbaum is the publisher and editor-in-chief of SEE Change Magazine, a digital publication of social entrepreneurship and social change. A journalist and television producer for over 15 years, she’s a regular contributor on social entrepreneurship for the National Post and has been published in a variety of publications including The Globe & Mail, Profit, and Lifestyles Magazine. She holds degrees in political science and law and lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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