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About | Investment Ready The Investment Ready Program is an accelerator program for social entrepreneurs from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and aims to advance social entrepreneurship through capacity building and catalyzing investment into the sector. Investment Ready has been initiated by Social-Impact International and the Impact Hub Vienna in fall 2011.
Lessons from a Failed Social Entrepreneur - Mike McGlade by Mike McGlade | 9:00 AM February 11, 2013
by Alan Hirzel | 2:07 PM January 9, 2013 We can’t ask social enterprises to have a big impact if they can’t get the resources they need to grow bigger. To Grow, Social Enterprises Must Play by Business Rules - Alan Hirzel
About BALLE | BALLE - Business Alliance for Local Living Economies Within a generation, we envision a global system of human-scale, interconnected local economies that function in harmony with local ecosystems to meet the basic needs of all people, support just and democratic societies, and foster joyful community life.
In Search of the Hybrid Ideal In the first large-scale, quantitative study of nascent social entrepreneurs, researchers from Harvard Business School and Echoing Green examine the rise of hybrid organizations that combine aspects of nonprofits and for-profits and the challenges hybrids face as they attempt to integrate traditionally separate organizational models. (Illustration by Justin Renteria) Recent news coverage of Hot Bread Kitchen reads as if it were written about two different organizations. The New York City bakery is widely acclaimed for its innovative selection of international breads, but it is simultaneously an award-winning workforce development program.
What is Social Business? There are many definitions and there will be many more to come as the social space evolves. It is certainly not a new business concept but it is still very new to most companies. And in the absence of a definite guide to social business, many continue to struggle to understand it. And some definitions are just a bit airy fairy and open to too many interpretations. A guide to Social Business by Banksy
Social enterprises in China are being shaped by several interconnecting forces: the country’s cultural and linguistic history, new state approaches to economic and social development, and the strategic framing of social enterprises by leaders and supporters. “In foreign countries, the charity has developed for hundreds of years and then the social enterprise organically came up. In China, we have everything within a few decades. We now have grassroots nonprofit organizations, social enterprises, venture philanthropy funds, and so on—all of a sudden.” The Social Enterprise Emerges in China
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Four Social Incubators That Can Rock Your Startup World | The Dutiee Blog
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First African Appointed to the GIIN Board The GIIN board has appointed investor Sam Nwanze as its first African member. Nwanze, who is the Chief Investment Officer at Heirs Holdings, expressed delight, saying, “It is an honour to be the first African to be elected to the GIIN board.” GIIN CEO and board member Luther Ragin, Jr. said, “We are very pleased to welcome Sam to the GIIN board. The impact investing market across Africa has attracted interest from many investors globally, and Sam’s expert investor perspective on this market is integral for our work going forward.” GIIN Releases IRIS User Guide The GIIN released Getting Started with IRIS, a guide to help impact investors select and apply social, environmental, and financial performance metrics from the IRIS catalog. IRIS contains more than 400 generally-accepted performance metrics, including metrics commonly used in impact sectors such as agriculture, energy, health, and financial services.
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Increasingly, senior corporate executives must find new ways to address the social, economic, and environmental effects of doing business while balancing conflicting demands on their attention, time, and resources. Emphasizing the alignment of corporate social responsibility (CSR) with business strategy in large established companies, this program helps you define priorities, integrate social responsibility throughout your business, and build social and business value. You will strengthen your ability to define and implement powerful CSR strategies that position the firm, its reputation, and its way of doing business for enduring success. What You Can Expect Corporate Social Responsibility - Executive Education Program - Harvard Business School
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