Articles by Shara Senior
This past weekend, I had the opportunity to attend the Bottom Billons Bottom Line conference, hosted by Seattle Pacific University. The conference explored the role of business in ending global poverty through an examination of a broad range of topics, including social enterprises, corporate global supply chains and microfinance.
The Hoop has been called the Kiva for fair trade, as it uses the basic platform of micro-lending from individuals to channel finance to emerging market cooperatives. However, according to the Hoop CEO Patrick Donohue, the Hoop?s point of differentiation is on the consumer experience it provides.
William Foote, Founder and CEO of Root Capital, rocked the crowd during his keynote address during Day 2 at SoCap. He opened by singing ?Satisfied Mind?, by Bob Dylan, which very much captured the theme of the conference.