World Business Academy

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A “Think & Do” Tank Ahead of Its Time

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World Business Academy

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Executive Director: Kristy Jansen


A nonprofit think tank and action incubator that explores the role of business in relation to critical moral, environmental, and social issues of our time.

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As a CEO of a growing nonprofit, a key challenge for most leaders is to find mentors and strategic thought partners to provide guidance during pivotal moments in an organization. I have been very fortunate to work with Rinaldo Brutoco and his team for more than 10 years. His guidance and insight has enabled me to grow as a leader and exponentially grow the organization – impacting over 500,000 men, women, and children with education and life-saving services. Rinaldo is my hero, and his support has been invaluable to me and to the results we’ve been able to create over the last decade.
Cynthia Kersey
Founder & CEO Unstoppable Foundation

Incubating Innovation, Catalyzing Consciousness

The Academy could not continue its work without the ongoing contribution of wisdom, experience, and philanthropic/institutional resources by our longtime donors, colleagues, and Academy Fellows.
Help us continue our mission of incubating initiatives and creating collaborative relationships to build a more equitable, just and livable planet. We are seeking support and partnership in a wide range of unique and vital projects, ranging from a clean energy land stewardship demonstration in Northern California to local partnerships at UCSB & Isla Vista to build a net-zero economy by 2030. By creating comprehensive solutions addressing multiple needs, California, the United States and the world can be shown the path towards a better future.

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Pat & Evan Aptaker
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Blaine Bartlett
Jack & Inga Canfield
Bob Evans & Susanne Chess
Juliana Friedman & Tom Dain
Ricky & Orman Gaspar
Betty & Stan Hatch
Betsy Ingalls
Richard Mazess
Sara Miller McCune
George & Karen McCown
Bill Moses
Mary Morrissey
Michel Saint-Suplice
Tana Sommer-Bolin
Leslie Tolan
Cheryl Tomchin
Mike Weissman
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