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Strengthening Social Businesses Through Venture Philanthropy

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Updated: Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Strengthening Social Businesses Through Venture Philanthropy
Frauke Uekermann , Luca Fratesi , Karen Hitschke , Bastian Müller , and Douglas Beal
Boston Consulting Group, Yunus Social Business

This collaboration between YSB and BCG looks at how Venture Philanthropists (VPs) have a unique opportunity to shape the future of social business. The report outlines a methodology to help VPs maximize the social impact of their investments, by analysing the type of data they are measuring their success with, as well as the quality of non-financial support they can provide.

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Tags:  2018  philanthropy  social business 

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Think Global, Trade Social: How business with a social purpose can deliver more equitable and sustainable development for the 21st century.

Posted By Stephanie Buck, Aspen Institute, Friday, September 25, 2015

The British Council and Social Enterprise UK with support from the World Bank have just launched a report calledThink Global, Trade Social: How business with a social purpose can deliver more equitable and sustainable development for the 21st century.

The report (downloadable below) makes a clear case for the important role that social enterprises can play in driving sustainable and inclusive development, tackling inequality, and helping to address some of the biggest social and environmental challenges targeted by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In the publication’s foreword, Professor Muhammad Yunus, the Nobel laureate and Grameen Bank founder, and Linda McAvan MEP, the Chair of the European Parliament’s Committee for International Development, write:

Aid alone cannot be our response. Global sustainability and the nature of the economy will be shaped by entrepreneurship and the terms on which we create and do business with each other.

In addition to the report, you can also download a graph that details the relative scale of global financial flows, and the Scale of Social Enterprise 

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Tags:  social business  social enterprise  Social Entrepreneurship 

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Innovation Scouts: A Discovery and Investment Network for Social Businesses

Posted By Stella Hanly, Aspen Institute, Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Funded by ANDE's Capacity Development Fund

 Innovation Scouts: A Discovery and Investment Network for Social Businesses

Root Change launched Innovation Scouts in Tanzania. The week-long launch included training for new Tanzanian Scouts, an Opportunity Screening Workshop (OSW) with sixteen local GBOs, and a large BDS marketplace event that brought together dozens of GBOs with local Tanzanian BDS providers to negotiate the exchange of services. Over 100 individuals participated in the launch week. The event culminated with the graduation of 13 Innovation Scouts.
This report summarizes these launch activities, and includes the results from our first two GBO screening workshops. The report also presents findings on the Tanzanian BDS marketplace. The market analysis includes a value chain map with nodes (the organizations or individuals) and linkages (flows of collaboration, resources, etc.) across nine value chain (VC) stages.

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Tags:  CDF Grant  sector publication  social business  Social entrepreneurship 

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