The Kelley School of Business draws some of the biggest names in social entrepreneurship, international development, and social justice to campus.
Recent speakers have included:
- Hannah Davis, founder of BANGS Shoes, a shoe company that supports global entrepreneurs by donating a percentage of profits to Kiva.
- Neil Blumenthal, co-founder of Warby Parker, a prescription eyeglass company with policy to donate a pair of glasses to someone in need for every pair of glasses bought.
- David Bornstein, journalist and author of How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas. He is the founder of dowser.org, a news site focused on social innovation.
- Jerry Greenfield, the co-founder and “Jerry” of Ben and Jerry’s, an ice cream company with a mission statement emphasizing product quality, economic reward, and a commitment to the community.
- Will Haughey, co-founder of Tegu, a sustainable toy wooden block company based in Honduras.
- Charles Kane from One Laptop Per Child, an international nonprofit devoted to providing a connected laptop to every school-age child in developing countries.
- Jessica Jackley, co-founder of Kiva, the world’s first person-to-person microlending website.
- Nick Lee, creative director of Endangered Species Chocolate, a chocolate company with a strong social and environmental mission.
- Blake Mycoskie of TOMS Shoes, who is founder and chief shoe giver of the company with a one-to-one business model: for every pair of shoes sold, they give a pair to a needy child.
- Gregory Van Kirk, Ashoka Fellow and founder of Social Entrepreneur Corps.
- Jake Wood, co-founder and president of Team Rubicon, a disaster relief group utilizing the expertise of military veterans.