Business vs. Charity - National Model United Nations

Week A Delegate Seminars – Tuesday, 24 March – 4:00 pm
Business vs. Charity:
How the Private and Nonprofit Sectors Interact for Social Impact
Sheraton New York – 2nd Floor, Empire West
The culture gap between traditional business and the nonprofit sector is decreasing. NGOs need to think
and act like social entrepreneurs, while businesses of all sizes and regions can’t ignore their social and
ecological responsibilities. Meanwhile, interactions between traditional businesses and the nonprofit
sector are increasing. Discover how a new generation of entrepreneurs is reshaping the way we think
about business!
Jordan Kassalow is the Founder and Co-Chairman of
Rosedel Davies-Adewebi is the Business
Partnerships Hub Manager at the United
Nations Global Compact
Kim Gillman is Consultant, Advisory Services, at the
Taproot Foundation
Jordan Kassalow is the Founder and Co-Chairman of VisionSpring. Jordan also founded Scojo New York and the
Global Health Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. Prior to his position at the Council, he served as
Director of the River Blindness Division at Helen Keller International. Jordan is a Draper Richards Kaplan, Skoll,
and Ashoka Fellow, as well as a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute. He was recently named one of the
Schwab Foundation’s 2012 Social Entrepreneurs and made the list of Forbes magazine’s Impact 30. Jordan is the
inaugural winner of the John P. McNulty Prize, the 2006 winner of BYU’s Innovator Award and received Duke
University’s Social Innovation Award on behalf of VisionSpring. VisionSpring is also a three-time winner of Fast-
Week A Delegate Seminars – Tuesday, 24 March – 4:00 pm
Company’s Social Capitalist Award. Jordan earned a Doctorate of Optometry from the New England College of
Optometry and a Fellowship in Preventive Ophthalmology and Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins.
Jordan continues to see patients part time at the optometric practice of Drs. Farkas, Kassalow and Resnick.
Rosedel Davies-Adewebi is the Business Partnerships Hub Manager at the UN Global Compact and is
responsible for building processes to support partnerships between business and other stakeholders to address
sustainable development issues. Rosedel specializes in developing projects and managing programs designed to
connect social innovators with financing and technical assistance in order to scale impact. Prior to joining the UN
Global Compact she served as a consultant for the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN). Prior to her work at
the GIIN she served as a fellow at The Tony Elumelu Foundation TEF), a Lagos, Nigeria-based foundation
focused on catalyzing the competitiveness of the African private sector. At TEF, Rosedel developed the investment
strategy for a seed fund providing financing for maternal and child health innovations. This seed fund served as the
foundation’s commitment to the UN-Secretary General’s Every Woman Every Child Campaign. Although Rosedel
started her career in 2003 as a commercial banker, she was introduced to the social enterprise field in 2005 while
working as a program manager for Project Enterprise (a New York City Based microfinance organization), where
she provided technical assistance to inner-city entrepreneurs. She was awarded the United Way’s Emerging Junior
Leader Fellowship 2007 for her work with entrepreneurs.
Rosedel also has a strong interest in supporting Africa’s economic renaissance through the promotion of venture
creation. She currently serves on the advisory board of Invest Africa (, the first online
crowdfunding platform dedicated to providing microfinance loans and micro-venture capital investment to start-up
African entrepreneurs. Rosedel received her B.A. in Economics and International Relations from Boston University
and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of
Business, where she was a recipient of the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management Scholarship.
Kim Gillman (Consultant, Advisory Services, Taproot Foundation). Kim comes to The Taproot Foundation with a
background in non-profit management, organizational development and a deep commitment to meaningful social
change. As a Consultant with the Advisory Services practice, she partners with companies to design, implement, and
scale high-quality pro-bono initiatives.
Prior to Taproot, Kim worked as the Individual Giving Manager at City Year New York, a non-profit organization
focused on keeping students in school and on track to succeed. At City Year, Kim worked to find custom ways to
engage donors and volunteers in City Year’s work. Most notably, she managed and grew City Year New York’s
Associate Board, a group of over 30 young professionals dedicated to giving back through pro bono and monetary
contributions. Before her time at City Year, Kim was a CORO Fellow in Public Affairs in New York City, where
she had the opportunity to explore local politics, public interests, and patterns of flux across sectors.
An Americorps alumna, she also served as the Civic Engagement Service Leader at City Year New York, managing
corporate volunteers to complete various community improvement projects. Kim graduated magna cum laude from
Ithaca College and has an MS in Organizational Change Management at the New School for Public Engagement.