Sustainable Business Leadership Forum

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Social Venture Network has partnered with Hanson Bridgett, a leading provider of legal services to organizations engaged in sustainable business, to offer a speaker series on sustainable business leadership. All events will be held at Hanson Bridgett's San Francisco offices. 

Hanson Bridgett, 425 Market Street, 26th Floor, San Francisco, California.

Lessons and Insights from Innovative, Mission-Driven Entrepreneurs

Thursday, November 6th, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Join us to explore what's most powerful, disruptive and innovative in cutting-edge companies today. Gain new insights on what to pursue and what to avoid as you grow your enterprise. Teresa Pahl of Hanson Bridgett will lead an interactive session with two rising stars of mission-driven business: Cheryl Contee, CEO of Fission Strategy and co-founder of, and Justin Guilbert and Douglas Riboud, founders of Harmless Harvest.

When You Take A Stand, You Drive Customer Loyalty

Thursday,  December 4th, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Conventional wisdom says CEOs shouldn't talk about political issues or stand up for controversial causes. Is this true, or can CEOs drive customer loyalty and positive change by taking a stand on issues they care about? Join Teresa Pahl of Hanson Bridgett for a lively discussion with two pioneers of mission-driven enterprise: Madeleine Buckingham, president and CEO of Mother Jones, and Michael Kieschnick, president of Working Assets/Credo Mobile.

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