Designing Social Impact
Matthew Manos is an award-winning design strategist, social entrepreneur and educator. Called “crazy or genius” by Forbes Magazine and named one of seven millennials changing the world by The Huffington Post, Manos’ pioneering work in the field of social enterprise has inspired thousands of practitioners to engage in socially and environmentally responsible business.
He is the founder of verynice, a design strategy consultancy that gives half of its work away for free to nonprofit organizations. The firm’s clientele includes Google, UNICEF and the American Heart Association. To date, verynice has donated nearly $6.5 million worth of pro-bono services and initiatives to benefit over 500 organizations across the globe. Manos is also the creator of Models of Impact, an open source toolkit for developing new, socially responsible business models.
Manos’ lecture is part of the “Changing Change: Thoughts and Actions for Sustainable Environments” series sponsored by the graduate program in sustainable environments.