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New Society Initiative / Eddie Garcia

New Society Initiative / Eddie Garcia


Peter Burgess

New Society Initiative

New Society Initiative participated in a series of talks hosted by The School of Business at Medgar Evers College and ENS Global on Social Enterprise on the UN Global Citizenship Agenda for Sustainable Development in March. Our objective was to bring light to social enterprise opportunities with a focus on empowering women to become agents of change. We explored how social enterprises can bring impact to society from within social enterprise institutions and as an active citizen. NSI shared the work that we are doing to support the UN Global Citizenship Agenda for Sustainable Development.

We would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Javalquinto for making this opportunity possible. Dr. Bernardo Javalquinto is an economist and a recent recipient of the prestigious Vatican-sponsored Premio Internazionale Giuseppe Sciacca in the field of economics, for promoting poverty alleviation, climate change, youth employment, gender equality, peace and social justice. Dr. Bernardo Javalquinto is Chairman, ENS Global (Escuela De Negocios Sociales) and works closely with Mohammad Yunus – Nobel Peace prize recipient.


Medgar Evers College and ENS Global

Women's History Month Conference on Social Enterprise and the UN Global Citizenship Agenda for Sustainable *Development

March 10, 2016 at EOJ Auditorium

8:30 - Welcome and Greetings

Rudolph F. Crew, President of Medgar Evers College

Jo-Anne Rolle, Dean of Medgar Evers College School of Business

Augustine Okereke, Provost of Medgar Evers College

Dr. Bernardo Javalquinto, ENS Global Chairman

9:00 Ms. Sherry Tross, Ombudsman, Organization of American States“The Promotion of Gender Equality and The UN Sustainable Development Goal”

10:00 Dr. Robin Renee Sanders US Ambassador, CEO FEEDS, “US andAfrican cooperation towards sustainable communities”

11:00 Coffee break and networking session

11:30 Dr. Bernardo Javalquinto“Types, trends and Best practices: A Global perspective of social enterprises that address sustainable cities and communities via the empowerment of women”

12:30 – 2:30

NY City Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo, Chairperson Council Committee on Women “Women building social enterprises, Women Making History”

NY State Assemblywoman Annette Robinson, Chairperson Assembly Standing Committee on Banks, “Empowering Women through Banking and Microfinance”

Assemblywoman Diane Richardson, “Empowering Woman in the Nonprofit Sector”

2:30 - 4:30 Panel Discussion and Q&A

• Technology and Social Enterprise, John Paul Karijo, Linda Kamau, Sam Gichuru, Erastus Mong’are and Dr. Mary Ragui: How Kenya is leading social enterprises that reflect UN development goals

• Sustainable Youth Communities, Eddie Garcia: Exploring global partnerships supporting youth social enterprises

• Co creating Education for Sustainability and Social Solidarity, Carmen Huertas, Michael Peck: The CUNY Law, Mondragon University and Medgar Evers model proposal

• The Citizen Share Benefit Corporation, President Ericka Keller: The Citizens Share public benefit corporation

4:30 – 5:00 Closing Summary

Ambassador Eugene Pursoo, Director, International Education Medgar Evers College “Building Global Partnerships on Behalf of the UN Sustainable Development Goals”

5:30 – 7:30 Closing Award Ceremony

NSI and Eddie Garcia were recently selected to participate in Hive Global Leaders Program.

Hive: Global Leaders Program

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Hive is a leadership training program for extraordinary CEOs, leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, and philanthropists who are actively working to create a better world. Hive helps leaders and entrepreneurs get clarity on their true life purpose and develop a clear action plan toward achieving their dreams at global scale.

New Society Initiative and Eddie Garcia were selected from among thousands of applicants to participate in a leadership development program hosted at Harvard University in Boston. Hive makes the world a better place through connecting and convening people that make a big positive impact and helping them do even more.

NSI will be hosting a Global Issues Forum in New York City.

Global Issues Forum

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm

New Society Initiative will be hosting a discussion at One Penn Plaza in New York on:

How can we encourage a more inclusive society?
What measures can we implement to foster responsible consumption?
Is a mainstream global citizen identity attainable?
What reforms can we establish to make clean energy competitive?

Only 17 participants will be selected. Participants should have an understanding of global affairs and be able to contribute to the discussion. Apply Here.

May 20, 2016
Dear Eddie Time flies when you are having fun ... I have been ignoring LinkedIn for a few months but am now catching up !!!!!!! Lots to talk about ... I would be happy to meet with you again sometime when we are both in New York. What might work for you? I come into New York almost every week for some meeting or other ... the next time I will be in Manhattan will be next Tuesday Peter 570 202 1739

June 8, 2016
Peter, Thanks for connecting. I will be in New York for the conference at Medgar Evers next week (14-17 June) Are you planning on attending? Although I will be in and out of the conference because I have other matters to attend to. Eddie Garcia 860-778-5583

Jun 11, 2016
Eddie ... my plan is to be around the MEC event on the 14th opening day, but probably only that day. I have another event in New York in the evening. Let's try to meet up sometime that day. Peter 570 202 1739

Jun 11, 2016
On Jun 11, Eddie Garcia said the following:Peter, Sounds like a plan and I look forward to seeing you again soon! Eddie June 20, 2016
Peter, It was really nice to see you and I hope that we can keep in touch. Perchance, would you be interested in joining the advisory board of We are a grassroots effort advocating for a sustainable global community. I think your take on True Value Metrics would add value to the conversation. ~ Eddie Garcia

June 27, 2016
Dear Eddie ... yes it was good to see you at the MEC event a couple of weeks back. As I think you have learned from me, I am rather single minded about the problem of powerful metrics that enables a dangerously dysfunctional global society that is ignoring a range of existential risks that are growing at a faster and faster pace. I have to be careful in budgeting my rather limited money, energy and time ... but within this I would welcome the chance to work with your New Society Initiative. How might I help? Peter

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