Lean Startups for Social Change : The Revolutionary Path to Big Impact (ebook)

Author: Michel Gelobter The Lean Startup concept has revolutionized the way businesses are developed. Now Michel Gelobter applies this powerful concept to the social sector. In business, the lean start-up movement is turning the traditional approach to innovation on its head. Rather than developing an elaborate plan, raising money to fund it, and then following … Read more

Introduction to social entrepreneurship (book)

Author: Teresa Chahine Social entrepreneurship is a revolution occurring around the world today. People from all walks of life are developing and implementing innovative, effective, and sustainable solutions in response to social and environmental challenges. These solutions include products, services, and interventions brought to market by new startups and existing organisations, both for-profit and non-profit. … Read more

Innovation and Scaling for Impact : How Effective Social Enterprises Do It (book)

Authors: Christian Seelos and Joanna Mair Innovation and Scaling for Impact forces us to reassess how social sector organizations create value. Drawing on a decade of research, Christian Seelos and Johanna Mair transcend widely held misconceptions, getting to the core of what a sound impact strategy entails in the nonprofit world. They reveal an overlooked … Read more

The solution revolution : how business, government, and social enterprises are teaming up to solve society’s toughest problems (book)

Authors: William D. Eggers and Paul Macmillan Welcome to the “Solution Economy”. We’re at a critical juncture in our global economy, with the siloed ways of the past (public vs. private) quickly fading. Instead, we are witnessing a steep change in how society deals with its own problems – in which government acts as just … Read more

Social intrapreneurism and all that jazz : how business innovators are helping to build a more sustainable world (ebook)

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Authors: David Grayson, Melody McLaren and Heiko Spitzeck In response to the world s rapidly growing social, economic and environmental challenges, a growing wave of social intrapreneurs are harnessing the power of large companies to create new business solutions to address societal problems. Social Intrapreneurism and All That Jazz reveals how these highly creative social … Read more

Brands with a conscience : how to build a successful and socially responsible brand (book)

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Authors: Sandra Horlings and Nicholas Ind Brands with a Conscience dissects the philosophies underpinning sustainable brands to arrive at a set of eight clear guiding attributes which can be used as the foundation of a strategy for responsible growth. These attributes span the public persona of an organization, the actions to take when things go … Read more

Good is the new cool : market like you give a damn (book)

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Authors: Afdhel Aziz and Bobby Jones Marketing has an image problem. Media-savvy millennials, and their younger Gen Z counterparts, no longer trust advertising, and they demand increased social responsibility from their brands—while still insisting on cutting-edge products with on-trend design. As always, brands need to be cool—but now they need to be good, too. It’s … Read more

Start-up city : inspiring private & public entrepreneurship, getting projects done, and having fun (book)

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Authors: Gabe Klein; with David Vega-Barachowitz ; foreword by Robin Chase There has been a revolution in urban transportation over the past five years—set off by start-ups across the US and internationally. Sleek, legible mobility platforms are connecting people to cars, trains, buses, and bikes as never before, opening up a range of new transportation … Read more

‘Why do something just because that’s the way it’s done?’: Anna Robertson, the woman behind Yevu clothing

“It was at a baby naming ceremony, known as an “outdooring”, in Accra when things turned surreal for Anna Robertson. As the Yevu founder sat at the back of an all-Ghanaian congregation and an envelope was triumphantly torn open to reveal her employee’s child’s name, all eyes fell on the aid worker turned social entrepreneur. Anna Frances … Read more

Funding hub Social Change Central launches to help socially minded startups scale up

“Everyone loves news about million-dollar funding rounds, but Australia’s new breed of entrepreneurs are searching for capital in new places, wanting more control over their businesses and sums much smaller than seven figures. A new Australian funding and development hub, Social Change Central, launches this week as a portal to bring together funding and mentoring opportunities … Read more