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We're here to talk about innovation.
Special: Allies in Action--Racial and Economic Equity as Corporate Competitive Advantage
Allies in Action™, a new web forum created from a strategic partnership between Aperture VC and Impact ROI LLC, held its inaugural event on July 8. The Zoom-based event featured a prestigious group of speakers from the venture capital, real estate, healthcare, management consulting and media/publishing industries. Read the full press release here.
July 8 Forum
In the wake of the death of George Floyd, advocates for racial and economic equity have called for companies to take leadership. This means going beyond supportive press releases and new CSR programs, to the commitment for strong diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) policies, measurable DEI personnel growth, supportive public policy advocacy, and strategic investment in new innovation models for the emerging “Multicultural Mainstream.”
Steve Rochlin, CEO, IMPACT ROI
Bryan Greene, Director of Fair Housing Policy at National Association of REALTORS®
Jacqueline Bouvier Copeland, CEO, The WISE Fund
Ritse Erumi, Technology Fellow, Future of Work(ers), The Ford Foundation
Melissa Potter, Head of Social Impact and Communications, Odyssey Impact
William Crowder, Founder, Aperture Venture Capital
Use Cases for VR in Sustainability
Lane Jost, Environment and Americas Leader for PwC and a well-known impact investing expert, continues his takeover of #theipod and he’s back with Rory Mitchell on the use cases for VR and how the technology can create immersive experiences for customers to better understand sustainability.
Links of InterestLane Jost on LinkedInRory Mitchell on Twitter
Can VR Make Sustainability More Powerful?
On this episode, we hand things over to Lane Jost, Environment and America's Leader for PwC and a well-known impact investing expert. In the first of two parts, Lane talks to Rory Mitchell, a producer and documentary filmmaker, about the role VR can play in better communicating complex consumer sustainability stories from cereal to climate change. This time, Rory explains the various use cases for VR in brand marketing and how brands can better engage with their audience.
Links of InterestLane Jost on LinkedInCascadian Farms YouTube VR spotRory Mitchell on Twitter
Intrepreneurs vs. Entrepreneurs
On Episode 59 of #theipod, we’ve got the final episode of our chat with Brad Barbera, founder and chief enabler of strategic innovation at Pi Innovation. Brad’s based in Boise Idaho and we get a glimpse into what Boise’s like and what it’s like to watch football on that famous blue field. Oh, and we dig into intrepreneurs vs. entrepreneurs, Mark brings up his favorite example of intrepreneurship, Garnet asks Brad about common startup CEO mistakes, and we take a look into the future.
Links of InterestBrand Barbera on LinkedInBrad’s websiteBrad’s bookBoise, IdahoBoise State Albertsons Field
Misconceptions Around Innovation
On Episode 58 of #theipod, we’re back with Brad Barbera, founder and chief enabler of strategic innovation at Pi Innovation. This time, we look at misconceptions around innovation—and lots of other stuff.
Links of InterestBrand Barbera on LinkedInBrad’s websiteBrad’s book
On Episode 57 of #theipod, Brad Barbera, founder and chief enabler of strategic innovation at Pi Innovation, joins Garnet and Mark for the first of three parts on innovation. In the first installment, we get a glimpse of Brad’s background and chat about the legacy of the great Clay Christensen. Plus, we talk about the start of Brad’s career as a mayonnaise engineer.
Links of InterestBrand Barbera on LinkedInBrad’s websiteBrad’s bookClay Christensen