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TALKS THAT MATTER

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We believe in democracy. Democracy means freedom of expression. Also, or especially, around controversial issues. The CSR field is full of them. Let's open the arena for honest, respectful, and democratic discussions with the aim to advance the dialogue on the world's most pressing challenges. 

We love giving exposure to conscious businesses and leaders, get in touch with us if you want to be featured in our Talks that Matter series.

Sara Zbinden

Founder of sustainable Swim and

Active Wear Pura Clothing

Sara is the founder of the sustainable and ethical Swim- and Activewear Brand Pura Clothing. So she is in charge of making sure, that her workers get paid fairly and have insurance etc. She also makes sure that the fabric used for her label is the most sustainable on the marked. At Pura, they don’t use any new resources and only use recycled fabric or leftover fabric. She says it’s extremely important for her that she works with a small factory so that she can monitor everything and be sure that the working conditions are excellent.

Brett McNaught

CEO of Educate Tomorrow

He grew up in a small town in the Midwest, where he had a number of protective factors to lead to a

successful life. He had access to good schools, a good family, his Dad’s job gave the family great health

benefits, there was affordable housing, and a strong community overall. After graduating from

the University of Arizona with a bachelors in Communication, he joined the Peace Corps. His two

year volunteer service was in a very rural and remote village in Niger, West Africa. It was there

that he came to realize how extremely privileged his childhood was because of where and to who he was born. Now he is the CEO of Educate Tomorrow. Read more

Daniel Puder

Former WWE Wrestler and Founder of My Life

My Power World Inc 501c3 

Daniel Puder is a former WWE Wrestler turned social entrepreneur. He is the Founder and Superintendant of MLMPI Preparatory Academy & My Life My Power World Inc 501c3. He has 9 years experience in system changes and system root cause solutions within the P-12 system, foster care, and Juvenile Justice System. His organization My Life My Power is dedicated to evidence-based Social and Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Trainings with the goal to transform education and corporations.

Nelson Hincapie

President and CEO of Voices for Children

Foundation, Miami Florida

Nelson joined Voices For Children in 2009 as President and CEO. Originally from Bogota, Colombia, he began his career in Miami working with Mayor Alex Penelas and Dave Lawrence, Jr. to help establish Universal Pre-Kindergarten for every 4 year old child in Florida. While Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez served as County Commissioner, Nelson worked on his staff. Currently, he mentors human trafficking survivors, adolescents and young adults who have aged out of foster care who are making the transition to independent living and braking the intergenerational cycle of abuse and neglect. 

Swati Randeev-Verma

Manager Corporate Responsibility,

Sustainability and Engagement at

PwC Middle East.

Swati has spent the past 10 years in various Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability roles, across industries such as Accounting, Finance, Consulting, and e-commerce. 

 

Currently, she leads Corporate Responsibility (CR) and Sustainability for PwC Middle East. 
 

Boris Kamstra

CEO at Alphamin Resources

Corp (AFMJF), Congo.

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This song was recorded by local Congolese musicians who wanted to honor what Alphamin has done for them:

Boris Kamstra is an accomplished senior business executive. He bravely capitalises on his strategic management style to ensure good business leadership, corporate alignment and success – imperative in challenging environments.

He has a passion for Africa and the varied opportunities it holds. His ability to identify potential, unlock opportunity and celebrate talent diversity, adds significant value in the growing and competitive African business and mining environment.

Boris graduated with an MBA from WITS Business School, University of Witwatersrand and a BSc (Civil Engineering) (cum laude) from University of Cape Town - both times named on the Deans merit list. Boris is a Registered Professional Engineer with the SA Engineering Council and a member of the SA Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. c

Mario Cader-Frech

Social Responsibility Media Executive

Cultural Entrepreneur.

Cader-Frech is currently a Fellow at Harvard Divinity School’s Religious Literacy Project. A role created to bring together media professionals and scholars of media, religion, and business to foster critical reflection and collaborative relationships to improve religious literacy of the American public. On-screen representations shape our understanding of the worlds religions off-screen and influence our behavior towards “others.” Producing content with accurate representations of religious themes or characters (allegorical, implicit or explicit) will inspire audiences to reduce conflict and antagonism.


Before joining Harvard, Cader-Frech worked for nearly 15 years at Viacom International, as Senior Vice President Public Affairs & Social Responsibility, responsible for a creative team tapping the power of MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, Vh1, and 

Paramount’s unparalleled connection to youth and children to deliver social responsible messages utilizing fresh approaches on behalf of the United Nations etc.. Cader-Frech was the creator of MTV Agents of Change and Nickelodeon Together For Good, two global campaigns designed to celebrate kids, young people and celebrities across the world who are making a positive difference in their communities.

 

Cader-Frech was born in El Salvador and completed his Masters in International Affairs at Georgetown University and a Graduate Certificate in Religious Studies and Education at Harvard University.

 

He serves on numerous boards including: The Museum of Modern Art New York and Y.ES Contemporary Art - an art program of his namesake foundation.  

 

Cader-Frech is an avid Contemporary Art Collector, is a founding member of Art Basel Global Patrons Committee, and has received prestigious awards such as Distinguished Salvadoran, the Ten Year recognition from the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, and the My Hero Award from Aid For AIDS International.