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Social and economic development happens one entrepreneur at a time.
Social and economic development happens one entrepreneur at a time.

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Entrepreneurship's impact in Latin America has left an impressive imprint, especially in Argentina, Mexico, and Brazil. 

#Entrepreneurship   #latam   #econdev  

http://bit.ly/1fNsKnq

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When you're a social entrepreneur persuading funders to invest in your enterprise, you need to lay out a hard, convincing case to keep the funds rolling in. How do you do it? By using credible, illustrative performance measurement systems. Download the IRIS guide on using the best metrics for impact investing! http://iris.thegiin.org/getting-started

#socent   #impinv  

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What's "Africapitalism?" It's about "creating value within Africa for the long-term....in a way that is both profitable and sustainable." +AllAfrica 

#Africa   #econdev  

http://bit.ly/14McP4i 

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From Uganda to the US, see how "The Solution Economy: How New Players Are Solving Old Problems." http://to.pbs.org/1bcbJDU

#socent  

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Mahabir Pun, an +Ashoka Fellow who focuses on education and won the Raymon Magsaysay Award, says: "You can’t learn [how to be a social entrepreneur] from books, even if you Google it, you cannot find it. You have to try by your hands.” 

#socent  

http://bit.ly/16oFDDi

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If you're an advocate of the "solution economy," this recent +World Economic Forum report on mainstreaming impact investment is a must-read. 

#impinv   #socent  

http://bit.ly/15FcqBs

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TMS "Teddy" Ruge writes that a  "future of African-led social and economic development is under way — and technology is at its centre," with "rising African voices are commanding the airwaves." It's great to see Africans as the authoritative authors of Africa's future.

Via FastForwardHealth

http://bit.ly/18t33kH 

#Africa   #development  

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No doubt that smartphones are convenient, fun, and useful; but the minerals in them are often sourced from conflict zones like the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Dutch social enterprise +FairPhone is trying to change that by moving from conflict phones to fair(er)phones.

#socent   #fairtrade   #smartphones  

http://ind.pn/14WGFjv 

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Palestinian entrepreneur Mazen Jarbawi set up a gelato shop in Jenin, the West Bank. But political and economic obstacles impede him from churning out more gelato, and growing his business. Via +DW (English) 

#Entrepreneur   #WestBank   #SME  

http://bit.ly/14Nfqgs 

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What are the curtains that close off the low-income and newly arrived migrants in cities from taking advantage of urban benefits? A recent report by +The Rockefeller Foundation and Accenture Development Partnerships' sheds light on these pressing issues; and these are areas where social enterprise can make an impact.

#socent  

http://bit.ly/1azvW6l
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