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Johanna Hoopes
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The Coolest Toy in the World

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What is your Interest?
Corporate Responsibility, Sustainable Development
Name of Company / Organization:
Social Venture Technology Group
What is your current job title / department?
International Masters of Business Administration
What would you most like to get out of this network?
Networking, Share Best Practices, Potential Partners, Career Opportunities, Potential Investors
What knowledge, skills and experience do you have that you would be happy for people to contact you over?
I have experience in micro-finance, sustainable development, socially responsible investing, and international educational development (particularly in Latin America). am currently pursuing my MBA with concentrations in strategic marketing and management.

SVT Named one of "America's Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs" in Business Week

As many of you already know, SVT Group has been nominated as one of Business Week’s “America’s Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs.” As social entrepreneurship goes mainstream, we are excited and honored to be at the forefront of such a worthwhile field.

We want to thank you all for your kind words of congratulations and continued support for SVT Group. We wouldn’t be here without you! If you have not already done so, we ask you to take a look at the list of phenomenal finalists and CAST YOUR VOTE HERE!!

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Johanna Hoopes's Blog

The Problem with SROI

Posted on June 11, 2009 at 4:36pm 3 Comments

The Problem with SROI

Excerpt from SVT-On-Impact

Few terms evoke such a passionate response in the impact management field as “social return on investment” or “SROI.” It’s not so much the idea itself that sparks debate, but the varying interpretations of how the term should be translated into practice. Perhaps in part the tension comes from conflating the generic concept of social return with conventional… Continue

Sharing the Wealth (of Knowledge)

Posted on May 8, 2009 at 5:20pm 1 Comment

Meetings. Conferences. Dinners. Gatherings. Scheduling. Airlines. Hotels. Expenses. Such is life on the road.

Why do we do this? What draws us to go far out of our way to convene face to face? Is it the thrill of travel? The exotic locations? Meeting friends and colleagues in person? The ease of brainstorming in real time? Probably all of the above. They are key elements of convening great minds to address a challenge and at least in part, why we continue to do… Continue

Taking Off the Goggles - SVT on Impact

Posted on April 10, 2009 at 8:00pm 2 Comments

The world’s leaders have convened the world’s top economists and financial engineers to come up with a solution to the global economic crisis. Unfortunately the tools economists and financiers use are, in a nutshell, designed to create an economy that generates short-term financial value. Yet in our derivative-and debt-laden world, short-term financial value creation has increasingly been divorced from the underlying basis and drivers of financial value. So, truly solving the current crisis is… Continue

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