What if you could help support social enterprises several times each day, simply by doing something as easy as switching up your search engine?
The social entrepreneurs behind mimycri are turning migrants' broken and discarded rubber boats into designer bags and wallets - not only offering refugees meaningful jobs, but also helping to reduce plastic waste in the process.
Social entrepreneurs promote social innovation in areas including health, environment, education, poverty alleviation, inclusion, justice and human rights. They do this by applying business clout together with a focus on social and ecological values, by being creative, and by having the courage to try new approaches.
The deadline to apply for Ampion's Venture Bus 2015, which packs a team of social entrepreneurs, investors and mentors into a bus for a seven-day road trip across Africa, is this Friday, 31 July. If you're active in the fields of eHealth, female empowerment or agriculture, get on board.
“I have seen the Boston Red Sox win the World Cup. Twice. So don’t tell me this is impossible, it’s just hard” – Joe Cirincione, Ploughshares Fund, at the 2013 Skoll World Forum for social enterprise.
Mumbai, April 17, 2013. Competing for the Sankalp-Artha Grand Prize Award are enterprises that together form a vibrant mix of companies looking to solve important grassroot problems, from ‘bio-breaks’ to ‘honey traps’ and more.