C.K. Prahalad’s Legacy: Business for Poverty Alleviation

September 15-17, 2011

University of San Diego


The University of San Diego’s Center for Peace and Commerce and Ahlers Center for International Business invite you to celebrate the legacy of C.K. Prahalad on the role of business in poverty alleviation on September 15-172011.


This conference will bring together industry leaders and scholars from all over the world to explore the successes and challenges faced by companies engaging low-income citizens through market mechanisms to simultaneously generate profits and social value.  Join the discussion with several researchers in the field and industry representatives from medium sized to multinational companies.  Confirmed speakers include:

       Ted London, University of Michigan

       Geoff Kistruck, The Ohio State University

       Carlos Rufin, Suffolk University

       Robert Gutiérrez, Universidad de los Andes

       Patricia Márquez, University of San Diego

       Antonio Aquino, President, CEO Ayala Land Inc and former President/CEO of Manila Water, Philippines

       Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director of Global Community Affairs at Microsoft, USA

       Jose Arteaga-Niepmann, CEO, La Huerta, Mexico/USA

       Jane Chen, Founder and CEO, Embrace, India

       Jose Luis Contreras, CEO Aon Bolivia, Bolivia

       Michael Fuerst, Integrity and Corporate Citizenship Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., Switzerland

       Erin Gavin, Manager, Wireless Reach, Qualcomm, USA

       Ivar Pettersson, Regional Director of Operations Performance, Latin America and Africa, AES Corporation

       Kapil Sharma, General Manager North America, Tata Sons Ltd., India



To register please go to:  http://www.sandiego.edu/prahalad/.   Register by August 15 for the discounted registration fee.  Hotel rooms are also being held at a discounted rate until this date.

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