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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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…

How Runa is Empowering Ecuadorian Farmers

We had a chance to speak with Dan Maccombie about his exciting journey in the tea industry. Here’s an excerpt of that interview.
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Fledge Hatches a Second Clutch of Fledglings

Fledge's second round of "fledglings" gather at HUB Seattle and take their first steps in a ten-week journey that will take them from…
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Social Reconfiguration: Can We Do More With Less?

Social entrepreneurs working independently is inefficient. Networks are critical for social entrepreneurs to scale their impact. Civil society needs to think about how…
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How Business Plan Competitions Can Jump-Start a Social Enterprise

Learn how business plan competitions can help social enterprises succeed.
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Social Entrepreneurship Was Created to Foster Transformational Change

What is the real definition of social entrepreneurship?
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Earthquake Recovery in Japan: Entrepreneurs to the Rescue

Through its fellowship for young business leaders, ETIC is enlisting 200 fellows from some of the biggest corporations in Japan to move to…
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What’s Your Inspiration Capital?

This article discusses the challenges of social entrepreneurship and staying motivated to overcome hurdles. Inspiration capital is the motivational force created by your…