Travis heads up strategic partnerships here at Previously, he has worked with several social enterprises including Calvert Foundation, SOCAP and Karisimbi Business Partners, a socially motivated management consulting start-up in Rwanda. He has also served in Guatemala as a Social Entrepreneur Corps Fellow and continues to support Wild River Organics, his family’s organic fruit farm. Travis received his BS in Business Administration from Pepperdine University. He can be reached at and followed on his blog at


Celebrating Planet and People on Earth Day

Today, social responsibility is considered a fundamental tenet of Earth Day. Even more striking is the role of business in the environmental discussion. On April 22, 2013, both the social and business cases for environmental sustainability were powerfully emphasized at the first-ever REDD+ Talks.

Drowning in Big Data, Yet Starving for Information

Over the past decade, we have entered the Age of Big Data, where digital technology allows people around the world to transmit information at an unthinkable rate – 2.5 quintillion (2.5×1018) bytes of data per day, if you speak the language. I don’t, so I’d rather translate this to monetary terms: In 2010, the industry … Continued


Due Diligence to Defeat Global Problems

Our history of aiding the poor and afflicted is mired in failure. Yet an emerging movement re-imagines the paradigm for how we ought to address our world’s greatest challenges.


Dell Behind the Headlines

Exclusive interview with Trisa Thompson, Dell’s VP of Corporate Responsibility.


Why Solar Power is Pure ECO:nomics

At this year’s ECO:nomics Conference, energy leaders discussed the arrival of solar on the energy main stage. Learn about how an increasingly diverse energy market will rely significantly on the sun’s rays to power our lives.


Just Green It! Making Sustainability Cool

For generations, our most successful advertisers have forgone educating people on the complexities of their offerings in favor of appealing to the emotion of the crowd. In doing so, they have proven that consumer habits are driven largely by what society deems cool.

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Will 2013 Be the Year to Invest in Africa?

“Africa is the world’s most underappreciated, undervalued growth story.” China sees its potential, but when will more businesses in the west take the investment plunge in Africa?

Story Wars

Rewriting the Script – Storytelling at SOCAP and Beyond

At its core, SOCAP is the world’s largest storytelling platform for those who dare to apply business principles to social change – a canvas on which socially conscious entrepreneurs, investors, corporate employees, philanthropists, artists and an increasingly broad array of enthusiasts come to tell their stories in front of 1,600 of their peers.

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Painting Rwanda’s Future – The Healing Power of Art

Jean Bosco Bakunzi, a 26 year old survivor and orphan of the genocide, founded Uburanga Art Studio, named after the Kinyarwanda word for “beauty” with the mission “to heal people mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.”