Good Business—Going Beyond Yourself – 2/27/13

PACT Apparel

No matter what industry or function, Haas alumni are known for thinking and acting as ethically responsible leaders. This dedication to making the world a better place has become one of the defining features that set Haas alumni apart.

The East Bay Chapter of the Haas Alumni Network and the Global Social Venture Competition, is excited to invite you to a discussion with Jeff Denby, Co-Founder of PACT Apparel.

Come hear how one of our recent (’08) MBA graduates is putting the ‘Beyond Yourself’ Defining Principle to practice with his sustainable apparel company that is committed to environmental and social responsibility. Find out ways that you too can go Beyond Yourself each day.

Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm: Registration, networking & light refreshments
7:00 pm: Presentation and discussion with Jeff Denby

The UC Berkeley Startup Accelerator@Skydeck
2150 Shattuck Avenue (top floor)
Berkeley, CA
(Near BART and parking)

Alumni and Guests – $25
Students – $15
Proceeds benefit the Global Social Venture Competition
If you are unable to attend but would still like to support GSVC, please donate here.

About GSVC:
The Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) provides aspiring social entrepreneurs with mentoring, exposure, and $50,000 in prizes to transform their ideas into businesses that will have positive real world impact. GSVC has evolved into a global network supported by a community of volunteer judges, mentors, student organizers and premier business schools from around the world. Previous years’ finalists include Spill, Husk Power, Revolution Foods, and d.light design.

About Jeff Denby:
Jeff came to Haas with a background in manufacturing and design. While working in Asia and observing different manufacturing processes, he recognized the need for “more responsible design.” Obsessed with a big idea: clothes that make the world a better place, PACT built its business to fund great causes. They started with something basic: socks with soul, altruistic underwear, and other everyday essentials made with fabrics that feel good and go easy on the environment.

Each season, PACT designs a new collection of clothing inspired by someone doing something good: whether it’s about clean water, sustainable food, or affordable housing. PACT also promotes sustainable textiles, fair trade and fair labor, regional manufacturing, and environmental responsibility to operate the most sustainable supply chain possible. No matter what PACT does, they always stay true to their basic principles. Good design. Good fabric. Good cause.

For PACT’s Spring 2013 campaign, they have partnered with Indiegogo (another successful Haas business) and the Whole Kids Foundation on a program that will crowdfund $250,000 to build 100 urban gardens across America. This kind of partnership, led by a brand to raise money for a foundation using an innovative crowdfunding platform, has never been done before. Come learn about how they did it!

For questions, contact:
Ed Macias:


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