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Creating social enterprises
Stephen Greene is the CEO of the international pro-social media company Rockcorps. As head of RockCorps, he has overseen the production of over 40 volunteer-exclusive concerts worldwide, featuring music artists such as Lady Gaga, Diddy and Rihanna. In 2012 the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, appointed Greene as Executive Chairman of the independent management body of the National Citizen Service. The appointment was emblematic of the Prime Minister’s "Big Society" policy efforts, helping provide teens with social and technical skills through their involvement in community work. Stephen Greene continues to serve on the Boards of Directors of both the Fowler Centre, a Miami-based charity, and IVO, which uses the internet to connect people involved in community causes. He is also an advisor to War Child, the London charity that seeks to help children whose lives are torn apart by conflict. A proud native of Portland, Oregon, USA, Greene currently resides in London, UK.
In 2003, Stephen co-founded RockCorps with Grady Lee, commercial film and television director Chris Robinson, Haley Moffett, Toby Garrett, Paul Hunter and Noel Eisenberg. RockCorps produces pop, rock and hip-hop concerts, distributing tickets exclusively to volunteers who perform 4 hours of service at a RockCorps-organized volunteer project for the benefit of a local non-profit group or charity. Tickets to shows cannot be purchased, they must be earned. RockCorps' first concert took place in New York City in 2005. Since then RockCorps has produced over 40 celebratory concerts in the United States, Great Britain, France, Israel, Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia and Australia. Shows have featured major international artists including Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Maroon 5, Busta Rhymes, Diddy, Smashing Pumpkins and Primal Scream. Over the past eight years RockCorps has leveraged the power of music to inspire young people to give back over half a million hours of volunteer work to their communities. RockCorps has worked with over 1,300 partners in the non-profit sector, engaged directly with more than 145,000 volunteers on four continents and compiled a worldwide database of over 600,000 people.