Jonathan Greenblatt

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Jonathan Greenblatt "is a member of the faculty at the Anderson School of Management at UCLA, an experienced corporate executive and successful social entrepreneur.

"Jonathan formerly served as CEO of GOOD Worldwide where he oversaw its growth from a small publishing company into a diversified media company and lifestyle brand. Prior to his appointment to GOOD, Greenblatt co-founded Ethos Brands, the business that launched Ethos Water, the premium bottled water that helps children around the world get clean water. In 2005, Starbucks Coffee Company acquired Ethos Water, making it one of only a handful of non-coffee businesses the company has purchased in its 30-plus year history. Greenblatt subsequently served as Starbucks vice president of global consumer products and as a member of the board of directors of the Starbucks Foundation.

"A former government official specializing in international economics, Greenblatt served on the Technology and Innovation Team of the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition effort. He previously served as an aide in the Clinton White House and US Department of Commerce. Before joining the Clinton Administration, Greenblatt worked in Little Rock, Ark. on Gov. Bill Clinton’s first successful presidential campaign in 1992.

"Along with his public service and work in private industry, Greenblatt has been an innovator in the non-profit realm. He developed the strategy for the United Nations Foundation’s Global Water Challenge, the landmark cross-sector initiative focused on addressing the global water and sanitation crisis. He also led the effort to design a worldwide prize to break the cycle of global poverty for the X PRIZE Foundation, the leading nonprofit organization in the world specializing in prize philanthropy, and remains a senior advisor to X PRIZE.

"Greenblatt participates on several corporate and nonprofit boards, including RESTORE Products, KaBOOM!, and the African Leadership Foundation. He is a member of the 2007 Class of Henry Crown Fellows of the Aspen Institute and was named a Next Generation Fellow by the American Assembly. Greenblatt was appointed to the UNICEF Global Water and Sanitation Task Force in 2006 and serves as chairman of the Energy and Environment Committee of the Pacific Council on International Policy.

"Greenblatt is a member of the faculty at the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA where he developed and currently teaches its course on social entrepreneurship. A frequent speaker on issues of branding and sustainability, Greenblatt has delivered remarks at numerous high-profile events including the 2006 Aspen Ideas Festival; the 2007 Social Entrepreneur Summit of the World Economic Forum; the 2007 Hilton Foundation Humanitarian Symposium, the 2008 PUSH the Future conference, the 2008 Sustainable Brands International Conference, and the 2009 MIT Enterprise Forum." [1]

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  1. Jonathan Greenblatt,, accessed November 18, 2010.