Global Challenge Lab: Social Entrepreneurship with Staph Leavenworth-Bakali

Wednesday 21 July, 12pm - 12.45pm BST
What is social entrepreneurship and what are some examples related to UN SDG #3 from around the world?
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What is social entrepreneurship and what are some examples related to UN SDG #3 from around the world?

About this event

Social entrepreneurs are problem solvers that find creative solutions to social, cultural, and environmental issues. By collaborating together, they are able to leverage new technologies and their changemaking skills to raise awareness and make a positive impact. The George Institute for Global Health is driving game-changing social entrepreneurship to improve health aligned to their research goals. Learn more about the work they are doing and the advice they have for students and professionals to disrupt innovation in the health and well-being industry.

Join Staph Leavenworth-Bakali as we explore the concept of social entrepreneurship and ‘profit for purpose’.

About Staph Leavenworth Bakali – President and Chief Executive Officer, George Health

Mustapha “Staph” Leavenworth Bakali is President and Chief Executive Officer, and Director of George Health. Previously Mr Leavenworth Bakali was President and Chief Operating Officer of the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI). Mr Leavenworth Bakali has 30 years of considerable senior executive and board level experience in leading, growing, and transforming large complex and start up organisations in both developed and emerging markets in the global pharmaceutical, biotechnology and not-for profit health arenas.

About George Health

“We are a unique business with a clear mission to provide affordable, sustainable solutions that help populations have equal access to life-saving care irrespective of their location or economic situation. This is not only socially responsible, it is the foundation of a robust business opportunity. Doing good, is good business. To me it makes complete sense.”

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