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.

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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…
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Unilever Competition to Fund Innovative Ideas from Young Social Entrepreneurs

Now, in the second year of its Sustainable Living Entrepreneurs Awards, Unilever—in partnership with Ashoka and the University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability…
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Michael Dell, U.N. Join Forces to Advance Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries

The United Nations Foundation recently named Michael Dell as the Foundation’s Global Advocate for Entrepreneurship.

Social Media for Social Entrepreneurs

Whether you are in the early days of your social enterprise or are more established, maximizing your social media presence across multiple networks…
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TOMS Launches TOMS Marketplace to Sell Other Socially Conscious Brands

One for One brand TOMS is launching TOMS Marketplace, an online retail destination that features a curated collection of socially conscious products from…

Business Planning Tips for Equitable and Sustainable Development Organizations

While the availability of capital for social entrepreneurs is rising, creating a solid traditional business plan is still important.
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The Role of Social Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Business

Social entrepreneurship can be thought of as a unique, totally mission-driven form of sustainable business. Corporate-focused CSR efforts are not the only type…
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SOCAP: Leaving an Impact After You’re Gone

Premal Shah, President of, summed up the week at SOCAP13: “If everything you do, you do for yourself, then when you die…
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You Like Bikes. You Like Ice Cream. How About Bike-Churned Ice Cream?

Peddler’s Creamery, where employees and customers pedal a bike to churn the ice cream, is the first of its kind in L.A. The…