Social Entrepreneurship Tackles Poverty in Philippines

GWEN IFILL: Next to the Philippines, where one organization is trying to tackle the nation’s poverty by luring people to the countryside. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro has the story, part of his ongoing Agents for Change series. FRED DE SAM…

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Social Entrepreneurship Champion: Gregory Dees

SOCIAL entrepreneurship is a hot topic. In business schools students seem increasingly keen to find ways to use the skills they are learning to improve the world as well as their bank balances. Search for social entrepreneurship online and you come…

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Development of Social Entrepreneurs in US Could Add to Bottom Line of Nation

The current trend of corporate sustainability initiatives, while potentially ‘greening’ the operations of those companies, may not be the most effective method of advancing environmental sustainability across the US. While those sustainability programs can offer a feel-good effect for company communications efforts, they may not be doing much for the overall picture, except for reducing the company’s costs and operational footprint, or funding charitable endeavors. That’s the stance from the Center for Regulatory Effectiveness (CRE), which argues that more efficient…

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Social Good And Profitability Are Not Exclusive, They’re Very Compatible

In today’s world where everyone seems to be trying to make a buck, it can be hard to see the bigger picture and accomplish something for the greater good. Times are tough in this economy and if you can come out on top for your business and your own personal gain in any way, it can be seen as a win. In the same vein, in the last few years, something great has been happening in the world of business.…

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Envision Hawaii Social Enterprise Speaker Series: Spencer Toyama

This is part of a series of articles written about Envision Hawaii, Honolulu’s monthly First Tuesday gathering that showcases the coolest, greenest goings-on in the emerald of the Pacific. Ecopreneurist is proud to be the official media sponsor of Envision Hawaii….see previous Envision Hawaii articles and speakers here.  This month’s Envision Hawaii First Tuesday speaker was Spencer Toyama, Product Manager and Co-Founder of Sudokrew Solutions is obsessed with making things happen in Hawaii. His career spans the spectrum from author…

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Unnayan Learning Hub: A Platform To Transform Girls

Innumerable hurdles exist for students enrolled in government-run schools looking for a meaningful education in New Delhi. In these schools, there is an acute dearth of teachers and, unfortunately, even those few who have the privilege of having a teacher present are not taught properly. In most of these communities, the prevalent gender discrimination results in neglect of girls’ education. Coming from illiterate and uneducated families, these girls do not have any platform of support to aid them in gaining…

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Eight milestones in India’s social enterprise landscape

“Poverty is unnecessary” – Mohammad Yunus   In India, this quote by Yunus continues to be relevant even today as a majority of its population battles poverty. Socially focused ventures that provide innovations for low-income markets and create opportunities for a better lifestyle have however made significant progress in fighting this battle – especially since India got independence from colonial rule in 1947. As India celebrates its 67th year of freedom it seems poignant to therefore pause and reflect on eight…

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Donovan Kealoha of Lanaians for Responsible Growth, at Envision Hawaii

This is part of a series of articles written about Envision Hawaii, Honolulu’s monthly First Tuesday gathering that showcases the coolest, greenest goings-on in the emerald of the Pacific. Ecopreneurist is proud to be the official media sponsor of Envision Hawaii….see previous Envision Hawaii articles and speakers here.  Donovan Kealoha, a technology entrepreneur whose startup spun out of the University of Hawaii and received venture capital funding, was this month’s speaker at the Envision Hawaii monthly social entrepreneur speaker series.…

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Panel: Entrepreneurship in Solid Waste Management, July 24 at 2 pm EST

  Waste Management presents a huge opportunity for inventive entrepreneurs to create sustainable business models around the world. For the third panel discussion on Be Waste Wise, I will have an opportunity to engage in a conversation about waste management with two entrepreneurs who are disrupting the way we think about being in the waste business. WHEN: July 24, 2013 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm WHERE: www.wastewise.be Follow the conversation on twitter through #wastewise  About the Panelists Tom Szaky is the CEO…

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