Browsing the "Social Entrepreneurship" Tag

Social Entrepreneurship Champion: Gregory Dees

January 20th, 2014 | by Derek Markham

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&hellip


Stocking Up on Your Social Conscience

March 26th, 2013 | by Pattie Kettle

The Social Stock Exchange (SSE) is looking to become the premier venue and access portal for Social Enterprises and Social Purposes Businesses seeking to raise risk capital and for Social Impact Investors looking to find global businesses which reflect their values


APTE’s Impact Workshop Calls Students to Act on Social Betterment Plans

February 4th, 2013 | by Priti Ambani

The APTE (Alleviating Poverty through Entrepreneurship) Summit is a dynamic – and free – annual event that showcases how innovative leaders around the world are advancing the battle against poverty. This one day event brings together people of all walks of life who have one thing in common: they want to do good, and try to do it better


The SocialPreneur Movement

November 28th, 2012 | by Guest Contributor

The SocialPreneur, or social entrepreneur, movement is all about being a socially conscious professional. This person recognizes needs within society and uses their reach in the business world to make positive changes, especially in their own community. A SocialPreneur has an interesting role in both business and society, they are making a difference while making a profit – these two can be directly or indirectly connected depending on the nature of their work


NURU Energy Provides Cheap, Efficient Night Lighting to Rwanda and Promotes Social Entrepreneurs

October 18th, 2011 | by Priti Ambani

NURU Energy is replacing expensive, dangerous, and unhealthy kerosene in rural Rwandan households by introducing a cheap, safe, and clean night lighting solution, known as the NURU Light. The poor's sources of energy are dirty and inefficient, and on a per-kilowatt basis they cost anywhere from 5-100 times more than modern fuels and electricity. The paradox is that the poor are spending a disproportionate share of their income on a product that richer people can get cheaper and of high quality. The NURU light is multifunctional, modular, efficient, bright and durable. It can be recharged in a number of ways - using pedal power, power grid or through a solar charger. The distribution model is based on helping local residents to start small businesses that rent out and recharge lights. NURU’s practice is to partner with micro lenders — financial institutions that make small loans to citizens— in order to teach and help would-be entrepreneurs become NURU franchisees


The method method: A Cleaner Clean, Design + Innovation and Just Plain Weird

September 23rd, 2011 | by Priti Ambani

How did method, in 10 years, turn the cleaning business industry upside down, redefine cleaners and set new standards for cleaning supplies? Eric and Adam reveal their successes are tied to their obsessions! They talk about the method story in a book they released this week called 'The method method' (an excellent read that is both humorous and gripping). They call these core strategeies "obsessions" because they realize that unless you are obsessed about your business values and practices, they could fade away as your business grows


Greenfox Schools: Greening the Obama Generation

January 28th, 2009 | by Reenita Malhotra

Green Businesses are hotter than ever and even in the worst of economies, Ecopreneurs are looking for ways to get get funded and bring their dreams to fruition. However when it comes to the business of K-12 education, it can be challenging to get the show on the road. It helps of course to have a solid business plan and passion to carry out your mission. Ecopreneurist recently had the opportunity to interview Kristen von Hoffmann, the president and founder of Greenfox Schools an environmental consulting company that partners provides schools with cutting edge environmental techology, products and progarms to help them go green. A member of K-12 Sector Team for the U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development, Kristen bases her company on the Greenfox5, a strategy she developed that defines the five main functional points of optimization for any building as Energy, Waste Disposal, Food, Products, and Greenspace. Passionate about her mission, read what she had to say



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