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Please join AVPN and Impact Investment Group for a special presentation by the co-directors of Stanford University’s Global Innovation for Impact Lab, Dr Johanna Mair & Dr Christian Seelos, who will present on Mastering Systems Change, drawing on their experience directing the Global Innovation for Impact Lab at Stanford’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS).
Johanna and Christian are co-authors of the award-winning book, Innovation and Scaling for Impact: How Effective Social Enterprises Do It, published in 2017 by Stanford University Press.
Johanna Mair is Professor of Organization, Strategy and Leadership at the Hertie School of Governance, the Codirector of the Global Innovation for Impact Lab at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, and the Academic Editor of the Stanford Social Innovation Review. From 2016 to 2018 she helped building and served as the Academic Codirector for the Social Innovation + Change Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School. She is the co-editor of three books and has published in leading academic journal. Alongside her academic responsibilities, she carries out advisory work for or serves on board of multinational companies, the United Nations, governments, foundations and social enterprises.
Christian Seelos is Codirector of the Global Innovation for Impact Lab at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. He is the Leo Tindemans Chair on Business Model Innovation and faculty at the Department of Economics and Business at KU Leuven (Belgium) and an academic visitor at Oxford University (UK). He served as the Director of the IESE Platform for Strategy and Sustainability and a Senior Lecturer in the Strategic Management Department at IESE Business School. He teaches MBA and executive courses in International Business, Global Strategic Management, Social Entrepreneurship and Strategy and Sustainability. He has served as Senior Adviser to the Chairman at the United Nations Special Commission on Iraq (UNSCOM) where he led inspection and disarmament efforts on biological weapons in Iraq.