Our production department is focused on
producing economic development events and developing social businesses.
For over ten-years we have done the production
work for the National
We have produced several 415TECH
and Green Labor
Capital Forums in the past.
In 2019 we produced the California
Hemp Investment Forum and the Green
New Deal Forum.
Better World Productions is a vehicle to
develop and operate social businesses, also known as mission
focused businesses. They have a specific structure based on the
seven principles of social business developed by Professor Muhammad Yunus.
Better World Productions unites social
business and design science to build a better world.
A social business operates as a regular
business but is focused on social goals. It uses standard business
procedures, pays taxes, compensates employees, invests in growth
and operates in a competitive marketplace. However profits are
not issued to individuals, owners or investors. They are applied
to achieving the social mission of the business. Capital can
be used for start-up or expansion, but it is used and returned
to capital providers without profit. Capitals return on
investment is also achieving the social mission of the business.
Newmans Own food company and Give Something Back business products
company in Oakland are two well known and successful examples
of social businesses.
is a problem solving approach which entails a rigorous, systematic
study of the deliberate ordering of the components in our universe.
The function of design science is to solve problems by introducing
into the environment new artifacts which will produce spontaneous
use and simultaneously prevent problem-producing behaviors. Buckminster
Fuller was its most famous advocate. He believed that
this approach needs to be comprehensive in order to gain a global
perspective when pursuing solutions to problems humanity is facing.