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India social entrepreneur of the year 2012: Anshu Gupta of Goonj

November 7, 2012

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World Economic Forum announced in a press release yesterday that Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship has selected Anshu Gupta as the India Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2012, for the great work accomplished through his social entrepreneurial venture, Goonj. “The solution is lying in your cupboard”   Best practice social enterprise: eye for scale & […]

PeaceTXT: using mobile technology to end violence

November 6, 2012

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How can we create more peaceful communities and a world with less violence by using mobile technology? PopTech has gathered some leading tech’ies and clever minds to work on this very question.   Very exiting!      

The world’s 30 leading social entrepreneurs: what can they tell us?

March 2, 2012

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Bob Pattillio, Jane Chen, Sam Goldman, Ned Tozun, Jacqueline Novogratz, Martin Fisher, Nick Moon etc. What does these names tell you? They are but a few names on a prestigious list published by Forbes Magazine as ‘the top 30 social entrepreneurs who are having the most impact in the world.’ The list was published in […]

100WHF – Stanford conference: channeling the power of finance for social change

February 8, 2012

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A new era of Alpha and Altruism March 23, 2012 @ Boston Harbor Hotel, Boston, MA “(..) Join this one-day finance conference that aims to inspire collaboration between foundations, allocators, and asset managers to push the envelope of social impact and innovation. Attendees can choose between social impact and finance tracks. Speakers include: Lisa Hall, […]

The thorn in the eye of the movement for social change in India – and elsewhere

December 8, 2011

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Esha Chhabra points out some very essential issues in her excellent article for GOOD called “How to Upgrade India’s Social Enterprise Ecosystem,” where she is taking the temperature on contemporary work for social change in India. She writes: “India has become a hotbed of social enterprise, home to impact technology like D.Light Design‘s low-cost LED […]

Key practitioners’ definitions of social entrepr – ise/eneur/eneurship: confused or intruigued?

May 9, 2011

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so•cial en•tre•pre•neur•ship Below are some definitions of social entrepreneurship (socent), the social entrepreneur and social enterprise from different key players within the field. If you have had it with definitions you can jump straight to the end of the post and read an interesting article on ‘social entrepreneurship revisited.’ __________________________________ Ashoka Social entrepreneurs are individuals […]

Watch live TEDxChange @ TEDxDelhi on social innovation

March 22, 2011

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If you got time and are by the computer, use this opportunity to watch these inspiring TEDxChange talks; live from New Delhi! If you don’t have time now, save it as an educative treat for later, or simple check out the interesting speakers; individuals involved with social entrepreneurship in India.. See for yourself, if it […]