Tag Archives: Social Entrepreneurship

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Warby Parker: Social Enterprise, Improved

The most well-known form of social enterprise is “Buy One, Give One.” Warby Parker improves this model by using a market approach, rather than a charity approach, to the giving part. […]

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman: “Eradicate Poverty through Business”

Golden Globe winner Hugh Jackman is passionate about eradicating poverty through business. He has established his own social business, Laughing Man Coffee & Tea, and is excited about progress towards achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals.

Is it significant that another celebrity is endorsing a social cause? I think it is, and this is why. […]

Solar Sister Eva Walusimbi

Solar Sisters Light Up Africa

Small organisations can make a difference too! Solar Sister is a network of women selling solar lighting to poor communities. The women make a commission on each sale, with most of them spending the extra income on education for their children. […]

Edgy Boots, IT Microwork and Poverty Reduction: Leila Janah links them all

Moved by the lack of opportunities girls in Africa face, Leila Janah, then a teenager, determined to dedicate her life to help give others a chance in life. Since then she’s started a number of initiatives focused on improving the prospects of women and youth around the world by leveraging her connections in North America and generating microwork for those living in poverty. […]

Joe Oliver

Meet Joe Oliver: Artist and Social Entrepreneur

Young and following his dream to leave the world in better shape than he found it. Meet Joe Oliver.

Joe is a leader in promoting sustainable events, and through his consultancy has made events such as the Shanghai Fashion Week environmentally responsible. […]