Social Entrepreneurs

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Urban Metabolism and Re-Nuble

In the three years since I founded my own company, I have learned that linkages are borne out of the unlikeliest of places. Five years ago, I was sitting with my colleague, Ranjith Annepu, discussing an idea Karl Marx first introduced – urban metabolism. Urban metabolism studies cities as if they were organisms, which exchange […]

August 31st

How to Find Your Social Entrepreneurship Soul

These days, it seems as if everyone with a business idea that has an angle that could possibly benefit society or the environment or the underprivileged or under-served in some way describes themselves as social entrepreneurs. But is that really the case? Some might argue that unless there’s a very strong case for social good […]

January 9th

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 […]

January 8th

D&AD White Pencil Offers NGO Placements to Nominees

The D&AD White Pencil award, which rewards advertising and design initiatives that build brands and businesses while doing good, is offering two NGO placements to this year’s award nominees. This opportunity is possible through a collaboration with The International Exchange (TIE), and support from Unilever, and not only expand the reach of TIE’s programs, but […]

January 8th

Social Entrepreneurship Incubator SEED SPOT Seeks Applicants

For budding social entrepreneurs seeking mentorship, access to venture capital, office space, and a rigorous curriculum designed to launch a successful business with a social impact, a social entrepreneurship incubator is now taking applications to participate in a 16 week program. “SEED SPOT believes in the power of social entrepreneurs to tackle major human, environmental, […]

January 6th