12:00 - 1:30pm (lunch provided)
Wells Fargo Room - Haas School of Business
Anshu Gupta, an Ashoka and Schwab Fellow will share his experiences creating a cultural change - conscious giving, not thoughtless dumping - and how he came to lead one of the world's largest civic participation movements. He is the founder of GOONJ.org, a social enterprise that has created social innovations to address critical gaps in the developing world. Making clothing a matter of concern in the development sector emerged as his life's calling with GOONJ.
Considered one of the leading social enterprises in India, GOONJ, is focused on under resourced areas in development work; whether its clothing for the poor, cloth sanitary pads for women, or school materials for children. The organization is addressing the growing gap between prospering cities and rural villages, by moving resources from the former, who discard it as waste, to the later, for whom it is precious.