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Tuesdays With: PhotoUp - International Social Impact

  • GR Current 234 Division Ave N Grand Rapids, MI, 49503 United States (map)

Chris Palmer, CEO of PhotoUp, will discuss applied impact techniques as it relates to social enterprise.

The field of social entrepreneurship seeks to blend entrepreneurial activities with positive social or environmental change. Using innovative business models, social enterprise is an emerging model for both impact focused entrepreneurs and investors. 
Some key areas of focus will be...

Introduction to Social Enterprise

  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Beyond
  • Triple Bottom Line Operations
  • Balancing Financial and Social Impact Objectives
  • Impact Investing
  • Social Impact Investors
  • Social Impact Funds
  • Social Return On Investment (SROI)


Chris Palmer is CEO and Managing Partner of PhotoUp, a tech company focused on the emerging real estate photography industry around the world. PhotoUp utilizes an impact-sourcing model wherein the company addresses specific social needs in developing areas of the Philippines. Chris is a social entrepreneur with professional backgrounds in impact-focused start-ups, human resource management, and international non-profit development. Chris holds a BA from Calvin College in Business Administration and graduated with honors from Colorado State University with a specialized MBA degree focusing on triple bottom line enterprise and corporate responsibility. Having worked in diverse sectors and cultures around the world, Chris believes in creating beautiful and impactful businesses.

Earlier Event: January 26
SBDC: Marketing Your Business (Online)
Later Event: January 27
CEO Club Meeting