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Emily Smith
Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley

Emily Smith is a second year MBA student at theHaas School of Business, interested in using social enterprise solutions to address poverty on a global scale. After receiving her degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University, Emily worked as a corporate consultant in New York City. She then spent time consulting with a nonprofit organization in Africa, where she discovered her passion for international development.

After her time in Africa, Emily came to Haas to study market based approaches to poverty alleviation.Emily is President of Global Initiatives at Haas and head of Marketing for the Global Social Venture Competition. In addition, Emily has worked for a number of social enterprises in industries including microfinance, international health and fair trade.

Posts by Emily Smith

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    Innovative Approaches to Access: NGOs Explore Opportunities in Water

    Almost half the developing world’s population - 2.5 billion people - lack improved sanitation facilities, and over 884 million people still lack access to safe drinking water. The Clean Water Roundtable was recently held at the Haas School of Business, at University of California Berkeley to explore sustainable solutions to clean drinking water.

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    Social Capital Markets 09: Innovation in Africa

    We often hear about the challenges facing Africa, but seldom do we hear about the innovation and creativity emerging throughout the continent. In an afternoon session entitled "Identifying Opportunities for Innovation in Africa", the panelists had a passionate and revealing discussion around the quantity of underexposed talent in Africa.

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    Global Social Venture Competition Finals: “All it takes is one person with a dream”

    Last Friday 15 finalists from India, the U.S., New Zealand, France, England, Indonesia and Thailand gathered at U.C. Berkeley’s Haas School of Business to compete in the Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC). The teams presented business plans that were financially viable and make a social impact to an expert panel of judges.

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