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Newman’s Own®, Inc. Supports Next Generation of Leaders Who Aspire to Create Positive and Sustainable Change Through Business

Harvard Business/Harvard Kennedy Schools Welcome Newman’s Own, Inc. as Title Sponsor of World-Class Conference

         Westport, CT – Wednesday, February 16, 2011 — Newman’s Own®, Inc., in support of social enterprise education and the next generation of business leaders, will serve as the returning title sponsor of the 12th annual Social Enterprise Conference (SECON) at Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School. The conference runs from Saturday, March 5 to Sunday, March 6, 2011 and this year’s theme is “Sustaining Impact, Living Change.” It is one of the world’s largest student-run conferences and was recognized in 2009 by Forbes.com as “one of the most influential and exclusive gatherings for executives.”

        The conference poses provocative questions to its participants focusing on how companies can create positive, sustainable change. Keynote speakers on Sunday, March 6, 2011 include:

Paul Carttar: Director of President Obama’s Social Innovation Fund of the Corporation for National and Community Service; Co-Founder of The Bridgespan Group

William F. Foote: Founder and CEO of Root Capital

Robert S. Harrison: CEO of the Clinton Global Initiative

Beatrice Biira: Outreach Coordinator for Millennium Promise; Protagonist of the book Beatrice’s Goat, which reached number eight on the New York Times’ Children’s Book List

        Click on photos at this site for more detailed background information about each speaker: http://www.socialenterpriseconference.org/keynote-speaker

        The conference will also offer 30 panel discussions, with topics ranging from affordable housing to mobile banking to rural health to data driven development. Nearly 100 panelists representing the senior leadership from a broad array of organizations participate in the forums; for a full schedule of panel discussions, visit http://socialenterpriseconference.org/panels

        “The students at Harvard have done an outstanding job in building a world-class educational forum in social enterprise and entrepreneurship. We continue to draw inspiration from new innovators in the social enterprise sector and are especially proud to support the work of the Social Enterprise Conference at Harvard,” according to Mike Havard, vice president of marketing, Newman’s Own, Inc

        2011 marks the third year of participation at the conference for Newman’s Own and reinforces the company’s commitment to making a positive impact on the next generation of business leaders.

        According to Anthony Muljadi, media director of the Social Enterprise Conference, “In light of the incessant stories of corporate scandal and greed occurring over the past decade, we believe that it is important to highlight the even greater occurrence of socially impactful actions that business and government leaders from around the world are taking to create social and economic prosperity for their societies. Through our conference, we show how individuals can use business and entrepreneurship to create positive and sustainable change.”

        For additional information about the conference, including the details on special events including a social enterprise career fair, the Pitch for Change business pitch competition, and special guest Robert Fogarty’s Dear World project, visit: www.socialenterpriseconference.org

About Newman’s Own, Inc.
Newman’s Own ®, Inc., founded by Paul Newman in 1982, is a successful and growing premium food business. Newman’s Own offers more than 100 varieties of delicious all-natural food and beverage products, which include salad dressings, pasta sauces, salsas, popcorn, lemonade, and thin & crispy frozen pizza. Based in Westport, CT, the charitable mission of Newman’s Own®, Inc., was expressed by Paul in the company motto: “Shameless exploitation in pursuit of the Common Good.” Newman’s Own Foundation continues Paul Newman’s commitment to donate all profits to charity. More than $300 million has been given to thousands of charities since 1982.

Visit www.newmansown.com for the nearest retailer/s that carry Newman’s Own products and for recipe suggestions using Newman’s Own®, Inc. products.

Also, visit Newman’s Own on Facebook at www.facebook.com/newmansown

Learn more about our mission at www.newmansownfoundation.org.

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