SVN (Social Venture Network) is an organization which was created in the 80's as a way for socially minded business leaders and entrepreneurs to come together. Their members include business visionaries such as Ben Cohen of Ben and Jerry's. As SVN would say directly, "Founded in 1987, SVN is a community of leaders-company founders, private investors, social entrepreneurs and key influencers-who share a commitment to building a just and sustainable world through business."
I attended their Fall Conference and saw friends from great organizations like Indigineous Designs, NUMI tea, and many others. The founder of Aveda, Horst, was speaking at the event, and is clearly a creative thinker. His new venture is Intelligent Nutrients.
One of the highlights of the conference as the last evening which included poolside live music until the wee hours (pictured above). :)
Have you heard of SVN and/or attended their conferences?