Friday, July 20, 2012

You are what you eat!

There's more than a little karmic justice showing in this interview with Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever.  Remember, this is the company that gobbled up Ben And Jerry's in a hostile takeover back in 2000.  To many this meant the death of a social enterprise at the hands of the uncaring capitalist machine.  But look what's happened now!   If you didn't know who was being interviewed you would suspect it was an idealistic social entrepreneur rather than the CEO of a multinational corporation.  It's exciting and makes you wonder - who took over whom?

Monday, July 16, 2012

Social Enterprise - The Fourth Sector

Heerad Sabeti - Cofounder at Fourth Sector Network explains clearly and in detail what social enterprise is, and the challenges we face in moving the compass.  A great article!

Friday, July 6, 2012

What kind of business would you start with $2?

Give a man a fish and he'll grab some chips and beer and go watch a football game,  give him a fishing pole and he'll grab some chips and beer and go fishing.  Give a woman two dollars and she builds a business for her family and community.    Where are you going to invest your impact dollars???  Only kidding.  But this is a great story about the power of microfinance and social enterprise (and yes, of women).