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Global Impact, Exciting Events

Our Boston University Impact Report 

launched October 4th 2023


Our newly released Impact Report focuses on our involvement with Boston University and our support of sustainability internships and competitions for their students.

Click here to read more. 

Regeneration in One Generation

part of Biomimicry Switzerland's Autumn Webinar Series


September 27th, 2023 at 6PM CET

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Biomimicry Switzerland is hosting Dr. Samaha to present the Foundation impact report about the mentorship and internship programs that lead to career paths in sustainability from 2020 to 2023.

Guest Lecture with the Wilson Center Middle East Program's

Agents of Change Youth Fellows


September 20th, 2023

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Dr. Samaha and George Washington University Professor Jamil Wyne spoke to the Wilson Center Middle East Program's Agents of Change Youth Fellows on the topic of climate entrepreneurship. 

Fellows from Morocco to Iraq joined the Q&A session to learn from Dr. Samaha and Professor Wyne's decades of experience and share their own experiences and challenges in addressing climate action and humanitarian issues.

Braiding Sweetgrass with Gullah Elders


September 19th, 2023

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Dr. Samaha spent the afternoon Braiding Sweetgrass with Michael Smalls and Dino Badger -Gullah elders from Lowcountry, South Carolina.

Sweetgrass basket sewing is a craft that originated in Sierra Leone West Africa, and was brought to the low country by enslaved African people where basketry was first used for the harvesting of rice, fruit and vegetables on the plantations and later used for decorative purposes.

Michael and Dino are seventh generation basket weavers who come from descendants of the Laurel Hill plantation of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

Born Global continues to use chapters from Robin Wall Kimmerer's Braiding Sweetgrass to develop biomimicry curricula that aims to deepen and broaden our interns' relationship with the living world.

Completion of the Capra Course


August 25th, 2023

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Born Global invited Hult Prize participants and the Born Global summer interns to take part in Fritjof Capra's Systems Thinking course. 

The course included 2 live forums with Fritjof Capra, 12 online lectures and feedback sessions between the Hult Prize participants and the summer interns. 

At the end of August, dozens of certificates were awarded to the course participants. 

 The 3rd Annual Summer Gallery Walk: 
A Showcase in Innovation and Regeneration

August 4th, 2023

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Born Global's Summer 2023 interns, who ranged from college sophomore to MBA and PhD candidates, presented their research to and took questions and feedback from industry experts.

Research topics included: computational modeling, reforestation, environmental policy, edutainment, desalination, experiential learning, stakeholder analysis, regenerative finance, transmedia storytelling and women's empowerment.

 “A Deeper Sense of Place: Growing Bioregional Stewardship”
Tranformations' 2023 North American Systems Thinking Workshop

July 17th-19th 2023

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Dr. Samaha and the Born Global Summer 2023 interns were invited to attend the Transformations 2023 North American Conference held in Freeport, Maine from July 17th to 19th. 

The theme of the workshop was "Deeper Sense of Place," and interns engaged in conversations and nature-based activities that deepened their own sense of place, explored the topics of transformation and systems thinking, and brought them closer to the natural world. 

For many of the eight interns attending, this was their first time meeting each other in-person. 

Born Global has partnered with Capra Course!


Hult Prize participants took part in the course and collaborative feedback panels.

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Born Global is very excited to be offering Fritjof Capra's Capra Course through the foundation. In addition to providing 12 pre-recorded lectures and downloadable course materials, Fritjof Capra, one of the godfathers of systems thinking, hosted two live online forums with Born Global. Additionally, participants had the opportunity to interact with Born Global interns to discuss the ways they integrated systems thinking into their own projects. 

All participants received a certificate signed by Fritjof himself upon successful completion of the course. The registration fee is $500. 

2023 MIT Sustainability Summit


April 28th, 2023

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Born Global sponsored the biodynamic wine booth at the newly renovated MIT Museum for the 2023 MIT Sustainability Summit. We were joined by some of our Boston area mentors, interns, and Social Impact MBA students from Boston University who are working on our Chasing Carbon (Artemis) project. 

Complexity Adventure's April 2023 Summit


April 28th-30th, 2023

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Our CEO and founder Dr. Kimberly Samaha served as one of the Guides for Complexity Adventure's April 2023 Summit on Systems Thinking, Ecological Ethics & Economics, Employment in Biomimicry, and Innovation. 

All of our summer 2023 internship projects will be focusing on one or more of these areas. Additionally, we are offering Fritjof Capra's Systems Thinking course through the foundation. Registration is currently open at

Tea and a Tour at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum


March 19th, 2023

On March 19th, we were joined by some of our mentors and undergraduate interns from Boston University for tea and a private tour at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. These mentors and interns are a key part of our summer internship program, and we are so happy to be working with them. 

Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) Webinar with Environmental Impacts Academy


March 16th, 2023

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On March 16th, our CEO and founder Dr. Kimberly Samaha participated in a panel discussion on Assessing Nature Based Solutions with Life Cycle Analysis. 

Several of Born Global's previous internship projects have specifically focused on LCA, and almost all of our projects are focused on finding nature-based solutions to some of the world's biggest environmental and social challenges. 

The Velvet Party Winter Soirée at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum


January 5th, 2023

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Our CEO and founder Dr. Kimberly Samaha attended the Velvet Party at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, where Born Global has now officially become a corporate sponsor for support and integration of our art programs. There with Kristin Zecca, MBA, CPC from MIT’s executive education department who will be working with us on VTS Visual Thinking Strategies

"Visual Thinking Strategies" is an inquiry-based teaching method created by cognitive psychologist Abigail House and museum educator Philip Yenawine. In Yenawine's latest book, he defines VTS as the use of art to teach "visual literacy, thinking, and communication skills."

The Debut of the Divinité fragrances at Baccarat Miami


December 4th, 2022


After a year of intern-driven research and development, Born Global supporters experienced the debut of the Divinité fragrances at a champagne brunch held at Baccarat Miami during the weekend of Art Basel. The Divinté team received great feedback, with the overwhelming crowd favorite being our Artemis.

Born Global will be launching a luxury branding program centered on Divinté in partnership with Boston University's Questrom School of Business in Spring 2023 and continue with a team of interns in Summer 2023. The summer application window opens early February 2023. We are looking for undergraduate students from a variety of disciplines, including business, advertising, public relations, and graphic design. Please stay tuned for more information.

The Season of Creation project final presentations


October 2nd, 2022

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The Season of Creation project 2022 was implemented by the Vatican as way for people around the world to "renew their commitment to their common home." The "season" lasted from September 1st to October 4th. 

During this time, 21 of our interns from Lebanon explored ways to renew their own commitment to our planet in the fields of Education, Science, and Art. This included the creation of an educational magazine and sustainability-focused community service projects. 

Born Global participated in the World Biodiversity Forum in

Davos, Switzerland!

JUNE 26 - JULY 1   2022

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"Un­der the theme In­spi­ra­tion for Ac­tion, the sec­ond World Bio­di­ver­si­ty Fo­rum brought to­geth­er re­searchers across all dis­ci­plines of bio­di­ver­si­ty sci­ence with

prac­ti­tion­ers and so­ci­etal ac­tors in a fo­rum that of­fers

in­spi­ra­tion and ex­am­ples for ac­tions and so­lu­tions to

con­serve bio­di­ver­si­ty, and set us on a path to­wards

trans­for­ma­tion for sus­tain­abil­i­ty." 

We sponsored a group of over 30 interns for this event!



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