Member Success Stories

At SVN, we're building valuable peer-to-peer connections for our community of influential social entrepreneurs, business leaders and impact investors who support a triple bottom line: people, planet and profit. The member success stories below showcase the value of community in supporting personal and profession growth, and expanding practices that create a just, humane and sustainable economy. 

SVN has been a catalyst for high-impact collaborations since it's founding. Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), Net Impact, Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) and the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) are all organizations that spawned through SVN member collaborations. Click here for a full list of SVN's sister organizations. 

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Innovation Awards lead to a Green Connection in America's Heartland

Gregg Keesling and Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins drive green enterprise in the Midwest

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Friends with Benefits Maximizing Viral Marketing Messaging

Charlotte Rademaekers and Jared Levy, Bonds Make It Easy

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A New Kind of Business School: Expanding through Collaboration

Libba & Gifford Pinchot, Bainbridge Graduate Institute

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Seeding the Organic Revolution

Gary Hirshberg, Stonyfield Farm with Organic Valley

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Paving the Way for Socially Responsible Investing

Amy Domini, Domini Social Investments and Joan Bavaria, Trillium Asset Management Corporation

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Undeflatable Ball Keeps Spirits Aloft

Mal Warwick, One World Futbol Project with John Heymann, Teresa Pahl and Jay Coen Gilbert

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Helping Millions Make a Brighter, Safer Future

Sam Goldman and Ned Tozun, d.light

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Campaigning for Social Change

Michael Martin, Effect Partners, Inc. with CLIF Bar, Ben & Jerry's and Stonyfield Farm

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Partnering with Communities to End poverty in Rural Villages

Dr. Antonia Neubauer, Tina Sciabica, Omer Rains, Adnan Durrani, Raphael Bemporad and Jan Morgan, READ Global

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Proving That Waste Can Be Eradicated

Tom Szaky, Jo Opot and Richard Perl, Terra Cycle

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Keeping Political Power in the Hands of the People

Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, Ben & Jerry’s

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Balancing Short-Term Profits and Long-Term Prosperity

Joel Solomon, Carol Newell and Paul Richardson, Renewal2

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Sparking Entrepreneurship Through Public/Private Partnerships

Wayne Silby and Mark Beam, Enterprise Innovation Fund

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Lifting a White House Ban

Gregg Keesling, RecycleForce and Amy Goodman, Democracy Now

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Saving a Sustainable Brand

Nikhil Arora and Alejandro Velez, Back to the Roots (BTTR) with Lara Pearson, Rimon, PC

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Driving the Shift to a Local Food Economy

Jim Epstein, Blue Ridge Produce and Jim Slama, FamilyFarmed.org