WJF Update: 13 May, 2013

Greetings and Salutations. 
I hope all is well with you. It’s an exciting month here at the William James Foundation — the full plans have come in, and been sent out to our judges. More than 200 individuals are reviewing 37 companies. All of which is in preparation for our finalist presentations and annual gathering, which is this Jul 18-20. Please join us (details below.) In the meantime, there are two other amazing events coming up — Agora Partnership’s Impact Investing in Action, and the LOHAS Forum and Impact Investing Collaboratory. Both of these groups are longtime partners of the WJF, and we are pleased to be playing a major role in both events.  
Ian T. Fisk
Executive Director, The William James Foundation
William James Foundation’s 10th Annual Gathering     
Washington, DC | July 18-20, 2013   Seth Goldman & Jigar Shah  
WJF is excited to announce that our keynote speakers will be Seth Goldman, co-founder & T-EO of Honest Tea, and Jigar Shah, founder of SunEdison & former CEO of Carbon War Room. Both will be speaking on July 19th.

Each year The William James Foundation brings together entrepreneurs, mentors, and funders who are working to make the world a better place through creating, collaborating, and investing in social innovators from across the globe.  We expect the 2013 conference to be our best ever. It will continue to build the sustainable business industry’s capacity to meet today’s challenges. The annual gathering will offer networking opportunities, and the opportunity to learn, share and expand upon new ideas to support this field. 

On Our Calendar 
May 13th-14: Create Climate Wealth Summit (Singapore)
May 19th-22nd: Social Enterprise Alliance (Minneapolis, MN)
May 20th-22nd: US SIF Conference (Chicago, IL)
May 20th-23rd: Impact Investing in Action (Washington, DC)
June 3rd-6th: Sustainable Brands (San Diego, CA)
June 5th-6th: PCBC/ West Coast Green (San Diego, CA)
June 11th- 14th: BALLE (Buffalo, NY) 
June 17th – 20th: LOHAS (Boulder, CO)

WJF Community Notes – May 13, 2013
Congrats LaborVoices, Inc., WecyclersEssmart GlobalmoWoza on being 2013 Echoing Green fellowship finalists!
2009 Finalist RUNA recently did a segment on CBS in New York: watch here.
WJF friend Allen Bromberger recently published a new book, The Art of Social Enterprise.

On Our Reading List
“Breaking the Binary: Policy Guide to Scaling Social Innovation,” Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, April 2013.
“Accelerating Impact Enterprises: How to Lock, Stock & Anchor Impact Enterprises for Maximum Impact,” Catherine H. Clark, Matthew H. Allen, Bonny Moellenbrock and Chinwe Onyeagoro, May 2013.