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:
- Mark Albion, serial social entrepreneur, noted author, and co-founder of Net Impact, a “global network of leaders who are changing the world through business.”
- 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.
- Majora Carter, an environmental activist who has worked to create "green-collar" job opportunities and a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation "genius fellowship."
- Jerry Greenfield, the co-founder and “Jerry” of Ben & 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.
- David Murphy, CEO of Better World Books, a global bookstore that funds literacy initiatives around the world.
- 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.
- Josh Tetrick, founder of 33needs, a web application that connects entrepreneurs to microinvestments.
- Gregory Van Kirk, Ashoka Fellow and founder of Social Entrepreneur Corps.