National Update

Centre for Civil Society NATIONAL UPDATE Consumer Family and Citizen Empowerment http://www.civilsociety.org.au/National_Update1111.htm November 2011 In this issue: Afif Tabsh Arab Spring, the Economy and Social Entrepreneurship Filippo Addarii The European Social Business Initiative Jude Foster Health consumers and social innovation Rachel Botsman Collaborative Consumption – Trust Between Strangers Luke Bretherton …

The Change We Seek: Nine Certified B Corporations Named America’s Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs 2011 by Bloomberg BusinessWeek

Nine Certified B Corporations have been named by Bloomberg’s BusinessWeek as ‘America’s Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs’ of 2011. Azavea, Change.org, Dimagi, Emory Knoll Farms, Freelancers Insurance Company, Greyston Bakery, Nest Collective, Re:Vision Architecture and World Centric are all recognized this year as leaders in this growing sector of mission-driven businesses. …

Reclaiming the Investment Dialogue for Social Entrepreneurs

News on The Edge Welcome to the Social Edge update! Social entrepreneurs often innovate by adapting existing business models to socially-oriented outcomes. The result is a variety of for-profit, nonprofit, and hybrid business structures that have been used by entrepreneurs to create and deliver social value. But for Cathy Clark, …

Bargaining Power for Social Entrepreneurs

Join this Week’s Live Discussions Reclaiming the Investment Dialogue for Social Entrepreneurs Financially viable social enterprises are a scarce resource, and social entrepreneurs need to reclaim their position of power at the bargaining table, say Felix Oldenburg, Michael Vollman, Paula Cardenau and Renee Manuel, from Ashoka. What do you think? …

Social Edge: The Impact Investing Wave

News on The Edge Welcome to the Social Edge update! When Cathy Clark was at the Skoll World Forum, she noticed that successful social entrepreneurs were eager to explore for-profit revenue models: “In their efforts to build sustainable solutions to the world’s most pressing problems, social entrepreneurs are now looking …

2011 Skoll World Forum ? Lessons Learned

News on The Edge Welcome to the Social Edge update! The 2011 Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship took place last week at the university of Oxford’s Saïd Business School. This year’s theme was ?Large Scale Change: Ecosystems, Networks and Collaborative Action.? The Social Edge team was in Oxford, along …