In 2009 the Aspen Institute Business and Society Program launched a fellowship program for First Movers −−exceptional innovators in business, a.k.a. intrapreneurs, who are creating new products, services and management practices that achieve greater profitability and positive social and environmental impacts.
The goals of the program are to strengthen the capacity of these businessmen and women to innovate and lead change in their companies and to build a cohort of leaders who will, over time, collectively change how business is done and how business success is measured.
- 130 Fellows from 98 companies headquartered in 17 countries
- 28/35 industries represented (as classified by SASB) including food & beverages, apparel, transportation, retailers, resources/energy, finance, healthcare, technology and media.
- 37 of the Fortune 500/Global 500 companies
Advice to Social Intrapreneurs from Aspen First Mover Fellows