Social ventures that create new value chains while generating profit in pursuit of social goals are a direct challenge to Milton Friedman’s dictum that the social purpose of a business is to generate profit for its shareholders.
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How are large private sector companies supporting social enterprises? Are there enough collaborations where well-meaning corporations can form strategic partnerships with social enterprises to further a good cause.
StartSomeGood has partnered with leading financial services provider ING DIRECT to launch Dreamstarter, a crowdfunding initiative to boost Australia’s social enterprise sector.Dreamstarter offers inspirational Australian entrepreneurs an online platform…
Social entrepreneurs are testing many ideas about the proper relationship between business and society, some of which may eventually scale up and become standard practice for organizations of all sizes.
Trish Silber coauthored this post with me When organizations face adaptive challenges that are complex and unpredictable, the people who have ideas vital to dealing with the issues are those whose work is impacted by the challenge.
Water Crisis Hitting Food, Energy – And Everything Else - How much water does it take to turn on a light? It took 10,000 litres to make your jeans. Another three big bathtubs of water was needed for your two-eggs-toast-coffee breakfast this morning.