Managing Director, Fourth Sector Networks
As a serial entrepreneur and systems thinker, Heerad Sabeti is devoted to pursuing systemic solutions to complex social, environmental and economic challenges. For over 25 years, he has been working toward the development of a fourth sector of organizations that is emerging at the intersection of the public, private and social sectors.
The fourth sector is comprised of for-benefit enterprises that are designed to seamlessly integrate public purposes with business means, harnessing entrepreneurial energy to shape a more sustainable, inclusive, and resilient economy. To accelerate the fourth sector’s development, Sabeti has been a driving force behind numerous national and international initiatives. He is co-founder of The B Team, a platform of global business leaders and experts dedicated to the vision of a world in which the purpose of business is to be a driving force for social, environmental and economic benefit. He has served as an advisor to governments, corporations and NGOs on multi-sector partnerships, sustainable economic development and entrepreneurial solutions to social and environmental challenges.
Sabeti serves or has served on the advisory boards of the Clinton Global Initiative, Center for International Business Education and Research at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, the Aspen Institute's Intersectoral Relations Initiative, and The B Team.