Social Entrepreneurship 101

Social entrepreneurship is a way of doing business that takes social impact into account. While a startup in any field can be deemed a ‘social enterprise,’ the foundation of these businesses rests on the triple-bottom-line approach, which ties social and environmental impact to economic performance.


3p Weekend: These 10 Social Innovators Are Sure to Inspire

A group of innovative thinkers from India and East Africa joined the SAP Social Entrepreneur Fellowship program in Silicon Valley earlier this month.…

The Rise of the For-Profit, Socially-Responsible Corporation in Canada

Traditionally, for-profit corporations have one mandate -- to maximize shareholder value. Several jurisdictions in the United States have recognized the market for a…

6 Steps to Finance Your New Social Enterprise

While for-profit social enterprises should ultimately be self-sustaining, they rarely begin that way. Instead, different types of fundraising are needed at different stages…

5 Big Bets for Social Impact

At the Gathering of Leaders conference, Carol L. Cone, global chief strategist for business and social purpose at Edelman, spotted these five 'big…
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From Nonprofit to Social Profit: Exploring Assessment For Social Good

Imagine a foundation officer receiving the latest proposal from this social profit organization and re-reading the report submitted on the previous year’s grant.…

Building a Socially Responsible Company: From the CEO to the Front Desk

What do a union advocate, a freelancer and an ex-convict have in common? There’s no punch line here — they’re all successful leaders…

3 Simple Ways Entrepreneurs Can Change the World

If you’re a successful entrepreneur, you’ve probably felt a pull toward philanthropy. But even if you feel compelled to give back, you might…

Millennials and the Social Entrepreneurship Revolution

WHY the generation Y can change the world through social entrepreneurship.
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Cultivating the Next Generation of Leaders Through Social Entrepreneurship

Within public policy schools, social entrepreneurship is a relatively new addition to curriculum. Traditionally society has considered solving social problems the domain of…

SAP Twitter Chat on Millennials & Social Entrepreneurship: #SAPsocent

Join TriplePundit, SAP, and special guests for a Twitter Chat on millennials and social entrepreneurship at #SAPsocent today at 9 a.m. PST /…

What Emerging Economies Can Learn from Rwanda

This third post in our series highlights several factors that have helped to fuel Rwanda's entrepreneurial growth over the past 20 years.
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GreenChar Increases Access to Clean Cookstoves in Kenya

A new social enterprise in Kenya, GreenChar, is trying to find a new path to clean cookstoves.
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Social Entreprenuership Finds a Home in Uruguay

Welcome to Sinergia Cowork, the first shared office space in Uruguay and a new home for those keen on social entrepreneurship in Uruguay.
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Ashoka’s Vision to Develop an International Age of Social Entrepreneurship

Ashoka has always been the world's leader in developing the idea of a social entrepreneur. It is an international non-government organization looking to…

Harnessing Young Talent for the Impact Sector

Millennials will comprise 75 percent of the global workforce by 2025, and the findings show that they want to work for organizations that…