The Sheth Lecture on Social Entrepreneurship includes a keynote speech from a distinguished social innovator and/or entrepreneur and provides a forum for sharing ideas and practices of social innovation and social entrepreneurship.
This annual lecture, endowed by Jagdish N. Sheth, Ph.D., the Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing at Goizueta Business School at Emory University. With over 50 years of experience in research and teaching, he is known nationally and internationally for his scholarly contributions in consumer behavior, relationship marketing, competitive strategy, and geopolitical analysis.
Nate Morris Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Rubicon Global
“Reinventing the Waste & Recycling Industry Through Technology”
Nate Morris founded Rubicon in 2008 with a mission “To End Waste.” Rubicon leverages the power of technology to manage waste, recycling, and sustainability solutions for Fortune 500 & Main Street customers and cities around the world. Under Morris’ leadership, Rubicon became a catalyst for groundbreaking change across the waste and recycling industry, expanding operations to five continents and 18 countries. Rubicon has been recognized as ‘One of the World’s Most Innovative Companies’ by Fast Company and as an Industry Disruptor by Inc Magazine.
Building a different kind of technology company outside of Silicon Valley, Morris created Rubicon not only to transform the waste and recycling industry but also to use the free market to bring positive change to the world. An early adopter and supporter of Benefit Corporations, Rubicon was recognized as a “Best of the World” Certified B Corporation in the reporting categories of the Environment and Governance.
Morris has been named to Fortune Magazine’s 40 under 40 list, a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, an Outstanding Young American by the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce, and a 2018 Most Admired CEO by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Morris is also a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).