David Bornstein Keynote Speaker

  • Social Innovator
  • Author, "How to Change the World" (2007)
  • Writes for the Fixes blog, a New York Times website

David Bornstein's Biography

David Bornstein is a journalist and author who specialises in writing about social innovation. He is the founder of dowser.org, a news site that reports on social innovation.

David currently co-authors the Fixes column in The New York Times Opinionator section, which explores and analyses potential solutions to major social problems. He is also the co-founder of the Solutions Journalism Network, which supports journalists who report on constructive responses to social problems.

David’s first book, “The Price of a Dream: The Story of the Grameen Bank” (Oxford University Press, 2005), traces the history of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Grameen Bank during its first 20 years and describes the global emergence of the now-famous anti-poverty strategy known as “micro-finance.”

He is also the author of “How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas” (Oxford University Press, 2007) which was described by The New York Times as a “must read” for “anyone who cares about building a more equitable and stable world.” The book, which has been published (or is in the process of being published) in 20 languages, chronicles and analyses the work of social innovators who are successfully addressing social problems at scale in several countries. He is currently completing a book on social innovation in the U.S. and Canada.

Read More

Videos of David Bornstein

Rebuilding the Future (2013)
Rebuilding the Future (2013)
TEDxAshokaU: Social Innovation (2010)
TEDxAshokaU: Social Innovation (2010)

Check David Bornstein's speaking fees and availability

    Sending your message…

    Please wait, this can take a moment

    Message sent…

    Close

    Please provide your details and we’ll get in touch as soon as possible.

    We can only respond to requests for professional speaking engagements. We are unable to respond to requests for autographs, shoutouts and personalized messages.

    View our related Speakers

    Camille Fournier Speaker
    Exclusive
    Camille Fournier
    Former Chief Technology Officer, Rent The Runway
    Jeffrey Hollender Speaker
    Exclusive
    Jeffrey Hollender
    Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Expert
    Jeff Benedict Speaker
    Exclusive
    Jeff Benedict
    Best-Selling Author & Special Features Writer, Sports Illustrated
    Michael Dubin Speaker
    Exclusive
    Michael Dubin
    CEO & Co-Founder, Dollar Shave Club
    Matt Ridley Speaker
    Exclusive
    Matt Ridley
    Best-selling Author, "The Rational Optimist"
    Jennifer Zhu Scott
    Jennifer Zhu Scott Speaker
    Exclusive
    Jennifer Zhu Scott
    Founding Principal, Radian Partners
    Scott Hartley Speaker
    Exclusive
    Scott Hartley
    Venture Capitalist and Best-Selling Author
    Lionel Barber Speaker
    Exclusive
    Lionel Barber
    Editor, Financial Times (2005-2020)
    Ann Romney Speaker
    Exclusive
    Ann Romney
    Best-selling Author & Former First Lady of Massachusetts
    Koen Schobbers speaking
    Koen Schobbers Speaker
    Exclusive
    Koen Schobbers
    Gaming and esports expert