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The Article: You Can Do Good by Doing Well, If You Pick the Right Social Enterprise Model
The Publisher: Entrepreneur
The Scoop: It’s not one size fits all for social businesses. Here are three different business models used by successful social enterprises.
The Article: Social Investment: A powerful tool to affect positive change
The Publisher: The Guardian
The Scoop: Consumers help society by buying fair trade products, but they can make an even bigger impact by investing in social businesses with the help of a specialized financial organization.
The Article: Fifteen for 15
The Publisher: Good Must Grow
The Scoop: A compilation of key trends, impact opportunities and critical challenges that lie ahead in the new year for the social enterprise space.
The Article: Q&A with Ashoka’s Maria Escorcia: Boosting entrepreneurship for social change
The Publisher: The Miami Herald
The Scoop: A new leader in Ashoka is using her experience working in the Latin American corporate world to nurture social entrepreneurs in the U.S.
The Article: For today’s business students, profit is a means not an end
The Publisher: The Globe and Mail
The Scoop: As a new generation of business leaders is pledging to put its values front and centre, schools and organizations are offering more resources for purpose-driven entrepreneurs.