Featured Member Profiles
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Mirran Raphaely is the CEO of Dr.Hauschka, a sustainable skin care company that believes in holistic remedies and the healing power of naturally derived ingredients.
Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield
The phenomenon that is Ben & Jerry's has catalyzed the best thinking on one of their most enduring passions: the triple bottom line — People, Planet, Profit.
Nikhil Arora & Alejandro Velez
College friends Nikhil Arora and Alex Velez were taking a class together when they first learned from their professor that it might be possible to grow gourmet, edible mushrooms from recycled coffee grounds.
Tom Szaky is the Founder and CEO of TerraCycle, Inc., a company whose purpose is to eliminate the idea of waste by rendering products and packaging that are non-recyclable recyclable.
Melissa L. Bradley has been a social entrepreneur and proven leader at several organizations committed to social change.
Michael Kieschnick, an SVN member since 1992, is CEO, president and co-founder of CREDO/Working Assets, a company dedicated to changing the world through progressive philanthropy and political activism.
Mary Waldner is the co-founder of Mary’s Gone Crackers, a line of gluten-free snacks that she developed after her long struggle with Celiac Disease.
Evan Shapiro is the President of Participant Television and Pivot, Participant Media's new television network focused on engaging millennials in social change.
Scott Leonard & Matt Reynolds
Scott Leonard and Matt Reynolds, co-founders of INDIGENOUS are leading the transformation of the apparel industry.
Owner and president of Ibis Communications, MaryAnne and her award-winning creative team help build bridges between brands and emerging and niche markets.
Wayne Silby is one of the fathers of the Social Venture Network and also regarded as a pioneer of social investing.
I hope to impact our world through positive images, delivered through creative media and in a manner that will resonate with people who need to hear it the most.
Serious Change Investments
Josh Mailman founded SVN with Wayne Silby in 1987.
Bonny Meyer is a winemaker turned philanthropist and impact investor.
"So it is written. This is our time, our opportunity. What we do now will shape the human condition for the next 1,000 years. It is time to continue to be the avatars of peace, justice, and social and environmental activism, especially in business, where values-based ethics is sorely M.I.A.”
"We were the pioneers and made it easier for other companies with similar products and ideas to enter the field.”