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Combining business savvy with a desire to enact social justice, APB's social entrepreneur speakers offer messages to corporations, nonprofits, and universities about using entrepreneurial principles to create solutions for our most dire social problems. Uniting celebrities, corporate CEOS, and pioneering thought leaders, our speakers on social entrepreneurship share their innovative business models in their keynotes.

Social Entrepreneurs

Founder of Kanchi & The Ability Awards

A visually impaired social entrepreneur working to enhance the relationship between disability and society, Caroline has received several high profile awards in recognition of her work worldwide. She was the first Irish person to be appointed a...

Founder, Life Edited

As founder and CEO of LifeEdited, environmental speaker Graham Hill helps people design their lives to include more money, health, and happiness with less stuff, space, and energy.

Founder, President & CEO of Raising Change

Kathy LeMay is the founder, president, and CEO of Raising Change, which helps organizations raise capital to advance social change agendas and individuals create Generosity Plans to help change the world.

Nobel Laureate

The founder and managing director of Grameen Bank, speaker Muhammad Yunus is a Nobel Peace Prize winner who is respected for his work toward eradicating world poverty.

Founder, Ethos Water, Founder and CEO, Liberty United & Recognized Social Entrepreneur

Driven by a vision to provide clean drinking water to developing nations, speaker Peter Thum founded Ethos Water, which has donated millions to safe water initiatives.

Environmental Advocate & Water Policy Expert

A globally recognized advocate on water quality and policy, speaker Alexandra Cousteau continues the work of her grandfather Jacques-Yves and father Philippe Cousteau.

International Affairs Expert

John Prendergast is a human rights activist and best-selling author. He is the co-founder of the Enough Project, an initiative to end genocide and crimes against humanity. Working for the Clinton Administration, he was directly involved in a...

Founder of Oliberté Footwear

Speaker Tal Dehtiar creates jobs in developing countries to build thriving middle classes - and healthy economies - there.

Politician & Founder of Citizens Energy Corporation

The oldest son of Robert F. Kennedy and a former Democratic congressman, Joseph P. Kennedy II devotes his energies to the nonprofit world.

Social Entrepreneur & Veteran

The founder of an NGO and a former Marine, Rye Barcott has the distinction of being both a warrior and a peacemaker, a juxtaposition he explores in the memoir It Happened on the Way to War.

CEO, BELFOR

Business speaker Sheldon Yellen has built a robust reputation for his unconventional management style, which prizes people above meetings, committees, and corporate hierarchy.

Humanitarian, Social Entrepreneur, Co-Founder & CEO at Global Citizen/Global Poverty Project

Hugh Evans’ breakthrough brand of action-oriented humanitarianism has mobilized millions to end extreme poverty and inequality around the world. A riveting speaker and irresistible motivator, Evans’ passion and purpose has captured the attention...

Actress, Author & Activist

Maria Bello is an internationally renowned actor, activist and author of Whatever… Love Is Love, a book due out in April 2015 that makes a compelling argument about the fluidity of partnerships, and how families today come in a myriad...

Founder of Wine to Water

Speaker Doc Hendley is a bartender turned social entrepreneur who founded Wine to Water, which aims to help the 1.1 billion people worldwide who lack access to clean water.

Businessman, Political Activist, Songwriter, Musician & Author

Bob Geldof, best known for organizing the mammoth Live Aid extravaganza and political activism on behalf of Africa, was the founder of the widely acclaimed pop group The Boom Town Rats and has had an illustrious singing/song writing career...

Activist & Philanthropist

Wife of actor Chris Rock, speaker Malaak Compton-Rock is founder of the Angel Rock Project dedicated to volunteerism and philanthropy.

Inner-City Youth & Education Advocate

Profiled on 60 Minutes & featured in the documentary Waiting for Superman, Geoffrey Canada is the former President & CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone, an agency that works to better the future of inner-city youth.

Urban Revitalization Strategist

Named among the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company, speaker Majora Carter hosts the Peabody Award-winning public radio series "The Promised Land."

Founder and CEO, Room to Read

Speaker John Wood left a career at Microsoft to form Room to Read, a nonprofit helping children in the developing world escape poverty through education.

Behavioral Economist, Social Entrepreneur & Author

Existing at the intersection of academia and practical implementation is Dean Karlan, a behavioral economist & Yale professor who uses his knowledge to solve problems in the nonprofit arena.

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