Tena Pick , Co Founder of the Sustainability Platform
The Social Impact Startup Scene of Dubai
Tena Pick: is a social impact consultant passionate about applying her skills to help start ups in the developing world. She is the co-founder of The Sustainability Platform, Head of Media at C3-Consult and Coach for a Cause and Dubai+Acumen chapter leader. She also holds various workshops on the theory of change and social business basics. Tena’s main interests include women empowerment, economic inclusion and community development, as well as social impact measurement. She is an international board member of two South Asian NGOs and core team member of Social Enterprise Week, an annual social enterprise conference held in Dubai. Tena hold a Masters degree in Social Entrepreneurship from Hult International Business School. Prior to working in the social enterprise sector she has worked with one of the biggest Central European banks and Boston Consulting Group. The Sustainability Platform is a social impact consultancy that helps companies integrate social business principles into their core operations. At The Sustainability Platform, we believe that the move from a purely for-profit business model to a more sustainable business practices has a positive impact on the business’s triple bottom line: people, planet and profit. The Sustainability Platform focuses on three main areas: CSR consulting, NGO consulting and small and medium enterprise consulting. In each of the tracks the focus is on maximizing the impact of every dollar invested in social business practices and on scaling of the social impact. Our clients include The Sameness Project, Wonderbag Turkey and Anubandha, an Indian NGO that deals with urban slum education. We work all over the MENA region, India, Pakistan and Palestine. Through her efforts in Dubai she works with Medea Nocentini: Founder & CEO of C3 (Consult and Coach for a Cause): A UAE-based social enterprise aiming to raise awareness and help social entrepreneurs maximize their impact on the community through business consulting and coaching. She also partners wtih her husband Joshua Rajkumar: Co Founder of the Sustainability Platform and Mena Regional Director for the Hult Prize: a start-up accelerator with 1million in seed funding.
6:30 Networking and Food 7:30 Fireside Chat 8:30 Networking
Hosted By Christine Souffrant, Dubai Chapter Director
Christine is an aspiring Haitian-American entrepreneur with 7 years of business management experience, 6 years of international study in over 26 countries, and 2 years of banking expertise. Christine spent her early years managing a family business in New York that featured Haitian street artwork. After graduating from Dartmouth College in 2011with a Bill Gates Millennium scholarship, Christine completed a management career in retail/ commercial banking in DC. She is the Founder of Belle Femme Diaries-a resource blog for "Experiences that Inspire". She currently lives in Dubai as a member of the Leadership Circle of the Rotary Club of Jumierah and will complete a Masters degree at Hult International Business School in 2014. Email: [masked]
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