(Mini Disclaimer – This blog was supposed to be posted closer to when the tragedy in Bangladesh happened, but I was not able to publish it due to my accident. Some facts have been updated, story also updated)
Debris. Rubble. Dangling concrete pillars. Blood. Five garment factories that produce clothing were operating in six out of the eight floors.
Have we already forgotten?
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The growth of Swasth India, a provider of affordable healthcare services to low-oncome households in the slums of Mumbain demonstrates the potential of social enterprise.
Sundeep Kapilla and Ankur Pegu established Swasth in 2008 to fill the gap in primary and preventive health services left by the government. In Mumbai alone, 32 million people a year fall below the poverty line due to the cost of their healthcare.…Continue
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On December 6th, Impact Lab and LAB Open Innovation came together with the support of Business Fight Poverty to present a discussion on the challenges and opportunities faced by social entrepreneurs whose work is geared at the Bottom of the Pyramid (‘BoP’). The event brought together a panel of voices from across various sectors including academia, the private sector, government, and the social impact space. The panel members’ unique points of reference led them to each address…Continue
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"Are we going under the Mubarak Peace Bridge?"
"Didn't he attack his own people?"
"Doesn't sound very peaceful. Are those tanks?"
"Why is that Gunship following us?"
"Maybe we should go inside…"
Last year, I spent three and a half…Continue
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NB: application deadline extended to Mon 7 May.
We believe that business can and must address societal challenges and our aim is to prepare the next generation of talent who will lead this change.
On Purpose is a one-year paid programme that kick-starts your career in social enterprise. It is a unique experience-based programme that also greatly amplifies your knowledge of and networks in, the social enterprise…Continue
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Deadline 24 August, 2011.
Applications are open for the January 2012 intake of On Purpose, a one-year, full time programme that helps high-calibre professionals kick-start a career in social enterprise.
Associates undertake two paid 6-month social enterprise placements, coupled to intensive 1:1 support and world-class training provided by professionals from organisations such as McKinsey,…Continue
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Written by Peter Babudu, On Purpose Associate.
Today, the world faces massive social, economic and environmental challenges. Nearly 1.5 billion people live without electricity, and…
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This is an excerpt from the introduction of an article on poverty in the United states (full article here):
"In 2009, the Census Bureau counted over 43 million people living in poverty in the United States. And the idea is that this makes US recovery all the more difficult because the more poverty there is, the more it affects the economy and the…Continue
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Reaching scale is one the most important challenges facing the social enterprise movement today. Beyond the Big Issue most people cannot name a national social enterprise in the UK (and a lot of people still look blank when confronted with the term social enterprise in the first place). The magnitude of this challenge is thrown into relief when you compare the median turnover of the RBS Social Enterprise 100 index – £445k – to the median turnover of the FTSE100 – £8.8b (and that’s excluding…Continue
The beginning of a new year offers an opportunity for a fresh start full of good intentions.2010 marked the beginning of a new decade with great hopes for sustainable development including biodiversity – BUT it was not a good year for global sustainable development. It was marked and marred by an entirely preventable, highly publicised, major environmental disaster and, in the main, a “business as usual” approach.
It was also marked by increased calls for true sustainability versus…Continue
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SAGE Kenya is a country chapter of the Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship, a global community of teenage entrepreneurs sharing a common purpose. Started in 2009, Sage Kenya’s mission is to help create the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders whose innovations and social enterprises address the world’s major unmet needs.
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