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PRODUCTIONS

Our production department is focused on producing economic development events and developing social businesses.

We produced 415TECH and the Green Labor Capital Conference, focused on economic development and job creation.

415TECH is a business network for upwardly mobile people who are passionate about new technologies and expanding horizons. We organize Meetups and presentations by CEOs, CTOs, thought leaders and authors for our amazing network of very interesting people.

The Green Labor Capital Conference is a high-level two-day conference focused on using the power of labor's capital, capital strategies and impact investing to create green jobs, union coops and a better world.

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. Capital’s return on investment is also achieving the social mission of the business. Newman’s Own food company and Give Something Back business products company in Oakland are two well known and successful examples of social businesses.

Design Science 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.


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