Amber Nystrom, Executive DirectorMs. Nystrom is theExecutive Director of Social Fusion (www.socialfusion.org) a businessincubator that builds the resources and knowledge to scale highlyinnovative nonprofit and for-profit social enterprises in the U.S. andinternationally. Social Fusion's philosophy rests on the premise thatsustainable innovation requires an ecosystem of support that bridgesbusiness expertise, proactive investment, and a community of socialentrepreneurs advancing new solutions for systemic social change.Social Fusion's vision is the blurring of boundaries between goodbusiness and effective philanthropy, leading to a single bottom line offinancial, social and environmental sustainability worldwide..Social Fusion is a not-for-profit business incubator designed to fosterlasting social innovation by Empowering Entrepreneurs to Change theWorld (www.socialfusion.org). We build leadership , business capacityand sustainable investment in proven innovators to enable emergingsocial enterprises to reach global scale. Social Fusion focuses onenterprises that link developed and emerging markets, concentrating oneconomic development, health and the environment - three areas provento deliver the highest joint financial and social returns.Our vision is the blurring of boundaries between good business andeffective philanthropy, leading to a single bottom line of financial,social and environmental sustainability worldwide..Ms. Nystrom brings to Social Fusion fourteen years experience launchingand scaling social change and small business ventures in the U.S. andinternationally.Her background includes ten years of senior level nonprofit and publicpolicy experience in women's health and microfinance; and several yearsprivate business consulting. As an independent business consultant, Ms.Nystrom concentrated on technology valuation, and small and mediumbusiness enterprise growth in the U.S. and Latin America. Prior toconsulting, she built and directed several multi-lateral projectsfocused on economic development and women's rights, and co-founded twosuccessful social enterprises dedicated to women's health priorities.Ms. Nystrom has worked in the U.S., Latin America, Africa and Europe,specializing in multi-sector initiative building, public-privatealliances, and social enterprise / SME capacity development. She is aPI International Population Studies Fellow, a Fritz Fellow, and hasspoken and led workshops on social enterprise capacity and capitaldevelopment at the Commonwealth Club, The World Affairs Council,Stanford, Berkeley Haas, Yale and other national and internationalvenues. In addition to directing Social Fusion, Ms. Nystrom consults tothe World Bank and Ashoka on social enterprise capital growth.