The Boryana Damyanova Program for Corporate Responsibility Recipients
2016: Shaharris Beh
EPIIC alumnus and Founder of HackerNest. HackerNest is a nonprofit organization and movement that builds local tech communities around the world whose mission is economic development through technological proliferation - to give everyone the opportunity to get into tech so they can afford to be healthier and happier. Canada's largest tech community/events after 10 months, volunteer-run splinter cells have run unpretentious Tech Socials in 24 cities, 14 countries, and 5 continents so far.
2014: Neil Blumenthal
The Institute was honored to present Neil Blumenthal with the Boryana Damyanova Award for Corporate Social Responsibility as part of the Tufts Alumni Office's Lyon and Bendheim Lecture. Neil, an alumnus of the EPIIC "Global Poverty and Inequality" year, is the co-founder of Warby Parker, the transformative lifestyle brand that sells prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses at a revolutionary price, while leading the way for socially-conscious businesses. For every pair of glasses it sells, Warby Parker distributes another in the developing world, in partnership with VisionSpring, where Neil got his start. Founded in 2010, Warby Parker has successfully distributed more than one million eyeglasses to people in need.
In this interview with Tufts Admissions from July 2014, Neil talks about founding Warby Parker and the impact of EPIIC.
2013: Kate Konschnik
In recognition of distinguished and enlightened legislative and legal prowess, and advocacy for accountable and sane environmental policy
2013: Michael Posner
The Institute presented Michael Posner -- Former Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor -- with the Bory Damyanova Award for Corporate Social Responsibility for his work in human rights protections in global business operations in the manufacturing supply chain and extractive industry on November 8th. Mr. Posner then spoke to the Institute about his work to start the first-ever center on business and human rights at NYU's Stern School of Business.
Listen to Mr. Posner's talk here