David Bornstein to Keynote Irish Impact 2013!
David Bornstein is a journalist and author who focuses on social innovation. His writing and speaking about social entrepreneurship has been credited in helping to extend understanding about this field at the global level. He created and co-authors the popular Fixes column in The New York Times Opinionator section, which explores solutions to major social problems. He is the co-founder of the Solutions Journalism Network, which supports journalists who report on constructive responses to social problems. His books include How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas, The Price of a Dream: The Story of the Grameen Bank, and Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to Know, as well as a forthcoming book which will highlight some key patterns in social innovation that have emerged over the past 20 years. Mr. Bornstein has been an Avina Leader, a senior fellow at Civic Ventures, a founding board member of VisionSpring, a member of the Clinton Global Initiative and the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Social Entrepreneurship, and has received numerous awards for his books as well as his work in the fields of social entrepreneurship and human security. How To Change the World has been published in 21 languages and was described by Nicholas D. Kristof in The New York Times as "a bible in the field." The Price of a Dream played a key role building global understanding about micro-finance and was described by the author Jane Jacobs as a "monumental work." Mr. Bornstein has spoken with hundreds of audiences, and participated in seminal public events focusing on social entrepreneurship in Canada, Mexico, the United States, France, Spain, Germany, England, Ireland, Switzerland, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Singapore, Taiwan and China. He lives in New York.