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Doing Business with the Poor

Published January 14, 2013

by iris_author

Location: SSB W256, Schulich School of Business
Day: Tuesday, January 15
Time: 7:00-8:00 PM

Guest Speaker: Tal Dehtiar, Founder and CEO, Oliberté and one of Fast Company’s Most Creative Business People of the Year.
Tal Dehtiar, 32,co-founded MBAs Without Borders, an international charity that has engaged hundreds of business professionals from around the world to volunteer and help build small and social businesses in over 25 developing countries including Haiti, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Pakistan, Nicaragua and Colombia. In 2009, he launched the first premium footwear brand made in Africa, Oliberte Limited, which manufactures across Africa and is sold globally. Tal is a recipient of the Ontario Global Trader Award, CYBF Chairman Award, Arch Award, was nominated for the YMCA Peace Award and nominated for Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 and Ernst & Young’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2007, he was named one of the International Youth Foundation’s Young Social Entrepreneurs and recently named one Fast Company's Most Creative Business People for 2012. Tal received his MBA from McMaster University and has a BA from the University of Western Ontario.

Sustainable Value Creation Speaker Series

This talk is part of an ongoing joint Speaker Series is brought to you by IRIS and Schulich Course Director Dr. Kevin McKague and his MGMT 6500 Sustainable Value Creation course (Business Model Innovation for Poverty Alleviation), which is cross-listed by both the Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business and the Nonprofit Management Leadership specializations at the Schulich School of Business. To see the other planned events, visit the Sustainable Value Creation Speaker Series page.

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