Ben & Jerry’s Hosts Social Entrepreneurship Summit with Ashoka and VBSR

September 23, 2013 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Ben & Jerry’s:

"Making Dough & Making Change: A Social Entrepreneurship Summit."

What:

     

On Thursday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m., six national thought-leaders will be taking part in "Making Dough & Making Change: A Social Entrepreneurship Summit." These innovators will be leading discussions on socially responsible businesses, where a new breed of ‘social entrepreneurs’ are using start-up companies as vehicles to solve social and environmental challenges. The speakers will share their big ideas and how those exciting ventures are making a difference. Following a round-table discussion, there will be an audience Q&A. The event is free and open to the public.

         
       

"Making Dough & Making Change" is the culmination of a week-long celebration of the winners of the 2013 Join Our Core Competition (www.joinourcore.com) where, in June, Ben & Jerry’s and Ashoka selected nine young social entrepreneurs from across Europe to win $10,000 Euros (about $13,000 cash), business mentoring, and a trip to Vermont to help them in their quest to change the world through business. Learn more at www.benjerry.com/summit.

         

Who:

     

Jostein Solheim, CEO, Ben & Jerry’s

        Henry De Sio, Executive Team, Ashoka
        Andrea Cohen, Executive Director, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility
        Cheryl Dorsey, President, Echoing Green
        Jay Coen Gilbert, Co-founder, B Lab
        Daryn Dodson, Consultant to Board of Directors, Calvert Funds; Board Director, Ben & Jerry’s
       

Moderated by Jo Confino, Executive Editor of the Guardian; Chairman and Editorial Director of Guardian Sustainable Business

       

All speaker bios are available online at www.benjerry.com/summit

         
        The summit is a joint presentation by Ben & Jerry’s, Ashoka, and Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility.
         

When:

      Thursday, September 26, 7:00 p.m.
         

Where:

      University of Vermont’s Davis Center, Grand Ballroom
        576 Main St., Burlington, VT 05405
         

Photo/

      – speak with leading social entrepreneurs and business executives

Video Opps:

      – individual interviews will be available upon request
        – group photo opportunity

Contact:

Ben & Jerry’s
Kelly Mohr
802-923-2673
Asst. Manager of PR Shenanigans
kelly.mohr@benjerry.com

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