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Social Entrepreneurs

Equalizing the Unequal at DAVOS

Anne Githuku-Shongwe | Posted 04.06.2014 | Impact
Anne Githuku-Shongwe

The cold and falling snow outside made sure that we all walked briskly to and from the Congress Centre determined to keep our bodies and brains warm with all that great and passionate sharing and exchange of ideas. Nice!

Social Entrepreneurship -- A Wealth of Experience

Janet Longmore | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Janet Longmore

Social entrepreneurs are by nature sharers, social knowledge engineers. They have valuable lessons and best practices to offer today's business leaders and tomorrow's business innovators.

Fight Climate Change - Global Brands and Global Politicians to Walk the Talk

Renat Heuberger | Posted 03.21.2014 | Green
Renat Heuberger

Imagine you are 95% sure that your house will burn down tomorrow. Would you get a fire insurance coverage? Scientists have been warning for many years...

How to Create More Social Entrepreneurs

Jennifer Hirsch | Posted 03.17.2014 | Business
Jennifer Hirsch

Every day, I hear about one of the following: An individual's deep desire to find meaningful work -- where she can practice her craft and change the...

Entrepreneurs: Help Others to Help Yourself

Jack Nadel | Posted 02.22.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

In essence, when you give to others, you are really helping yourself, and often in ways you cannot imagine. This is a lesson all entrepreneurs should take to heart. Even if you are at the beginning of your business career, you should think about ways to give back to your community.

One Young World: The Future of Business Leadership

Kathy Calvin | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Kathy Calvin

One of the reasons we need a "Plan B for business" is that companies today need to find ways to work together, to drive well-being for all and conserve the earth's precious resources.

The World We Want Post-2015

BioRegional | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
BioRegional

In September 2000, at the dawn of a new millennium, I was pretty busy focusing on the big problems of the day. Would I pass my maths exam? Where would...

Creating Jobs for Others Is Really Hard

Building Markets | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Building Markets

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgAll around the developing world, every single day, entrepreneurs do business against all odds.

Defining Social Entrepreneurism for 35 years (Even Before It Was a Buzzword!)

YouthBuild USA | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
YouthBuild USA

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgThe very name itself, YouthBuild, celebrates what the youth of the world can build -- and quietly over the last 35 years, these social entrepreneurs have built quite a bit.

The World's Only College for the Rural Poor: Channeling Gandhi, Creating 21st Century Solutions

Barefoot College | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Barefoot College

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgMore than one billion people live on less than one dollar a day.

Empowering youth through digital jobs: How innovative approaches are creating opportunities for disadvantaged youth

Digital Divide Data | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Digital Divide Data

by Bathylle Missika and Alessandra Fiedler When Emmeldah walks through the dirty lanes of the Mathare Valley in Nairobi, what she sees is far from a...

Philippine Typhoon -- A Devastating Wake Up Call

Health Care Without Harm | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Health Care Without Harm

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgSimply put, Haiyan, known in the Philippines as Yolanda, should leave no doubt that we are in for some wicked weather in the coming years.

Show Me the Way and I'll Follow

YouthBuild USA | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
YouthBuild USA

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgAt a moment in my life when nothing was going right, I found YouthBuild and began a journey that has brought me to the place I am right now.

How Land Rights Can Curb China's Toxic Harvest

Landesa | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Landesa

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpg From poisonous rice to melamine infused milk, reports of tainted food are a regular occurrence in China.

Women Reclaim Cultural Knowledge in Northwestern Amazonia

Amazon Conservation Team | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Amazon Conservation Team

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpg This remote forest -- ringing with the sounds of frogs, monkeys and parrots --seemed surreal, as did my reason for visiting.

Ceres: Eliminating Corporate 'Short-termism' on Climate Change

Ceres | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ceres

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgEnvironmental progress is not about sacrifice for our children -- it's about opportunity for both current and future generations.

South Beach Bringing Together For-Profit Resources and Social Enterprise Vision

Juan Vasquez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Juan Vasquez

Why keep resources of the for-profit world separate from the warm n' fuzzies that come along with social enterprise and non-profit work? Let's not. Instead, let's combine the strengths of different communities to reduce their respective weaknesses.

Putting Implementor Know-How Center Stage for the Delivery of Results in Mental Health

BasicNeeds | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
BasicNeeds

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgThe Model for Mental Health and Development is a community-based holistic model which acknowledges peoples' multi-dimensional lives.

Climate Change Impacting Food Supply...But Health Care Serves Up Solutions

Health Care Without Harm | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Health Care Without Harm

By Michelle Gottlieb and Lucia Sayre Gottlieb and Sayre co-coordinate the Healthy Food in Health Care Program for Health Care Without Harm. Sayre is ...

An Online Pledge That Might Actually Change the World

Search for Common Ground | Posted 11.07.2013 | Impact
Search for Common Ground

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgIt's about changing your response to conflict. It's about having the skills to create constructive dialogue in heated situations, with uncomfortable topics.

What Does It Cost to Finance an Urban Learning Center?

Pratham | Posted 11.06.2013 | Impact
Pratham

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgPratham is doing an excellent job of balancing the available resources among its many ULCs in and around Delhi.

Can Drones Be Used for Social Good?

Witness | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact
Witness

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgA wealth of thought must be invested in considering how drones could be used to capture evidence of human rights violations.

Nuts About Oil: Rural Enterprise in Myanmar

Proximity Designs | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Proximity Designs

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgU San Lwin has been milling peanut oil for 55 years, iterating everyday to ensure the best possible quality.

Rethinking the Role of Business in Solving Environmental Threats

Ceres | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ceres

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgMy nonprofit group, Ceres, has been working closely with Ford and GM for many years as the companies have taken their sustainability journey.

Offensive Halloween Costumes: Not That Big of a Deal?

Search for Common Ground | Posted 02.21.2014 | Impact
Search for Common Ground

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgIt is more complex than just a handful of people wearing costumes that other people don't like. It's about collective ignorance, privilege and trauma.