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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Sustainability Bridges the Generation Gap

The intergenerational leadership at Two Degrees Food creates a unique perspective that informs our approach to sustainability, how our respective peer groups operate…
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Social Enterprises Bringing Light to the Developing World with Low Cost Solar

by Lorna Li The solar industry is booming these days and it’s easy to get caught up in solar startup fever. Firstly, solar…
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Creating Hybrid Value Chains with the Ashoka Foundation

The Ashoka Foundation is the largest association of leading social entrepreneurs in the world.  They work on three simple levels: By supporting individual social…
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SOCAP in Amsterdam: Social Missions Meet Financial Markets

By Matt Evans At the beginning of this month, SOCAP Europe was hosted  in the same area of Amsterdam where the very first…

eBay Partners With Ashoka’s Changemakers to Fund Social Entrepreneurs

Ashoka’s Changemakers has partnered with the eBay Foundation to help five aspiring social entrepreneurs with $50,000 in startup capital. The initiative, called “Powering…
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How a Social Entrepreneur Builds a Future out of Beirut’s Past

Benedicte de Blavous Moubarak founded 2B Design in 2004, with the idea that she could bring together people who may practice different religions,…
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Social Entrepreneurship in Bosnia: A Brilliant Mozaik

Zoran Pulijic started Mozaik in 2000 with the belief that Bosnians know the best way how to build opportunity in their towns and…
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Boredom and The 3J’s: Jack, Jackson and Jesus

Boredom is a crucial part of restlessness; that uncomfortable place where we feel a gravitational pull to rearrange a current context, and from…
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Fair Trade Arrives in Bulgaria

Fair trade is one window through which Bulgarian can participate as a buyer and seller of niche products. Consumers here are getting a…

Can A Life Be Saved By a Solar Powered Suitcase? If it’s LifeGivingForce, Yes

It seems these days there are an increasing number of natural (and unnatural) disasters happening. You see images of stranded people, injured animals,…
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Financial and Moral Profit at the Base of the Pyramid

Global climate change is on the minds of many, but some of Earth’s inhabitants are noticing the change more quickly than others. This…

What’s Next Interview with Mike Del Ponte: Building the Silicon Valley of Social Entrepreneurship

As part of our partnership with the Social Capital Markets Conference 2010, we are featuring a series of interviews with key conference participants. Don’t…
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The Need for Industry Leadership in Land Development

These are indeed challenging times in our industry. As has been chronicled in these articles, the public doesn’t trust that the industry is…

Capital Markets for Social Good Soon to Launch in Asia

Social entrepreneurship has taken off in these regions, but enterprises tackling challenges from health care to microfinance struggle because they do not have…

Peace Dividend Trust Leads International Aid Improvement in Afghanistan

The Peace Dividend Trust (PDT), Scott Gilmore’s brainchild, strives to make humanitarian aid more effective, efficient, and equitable, allowing foreign aid missions to…