Social Entreprenuership

Is it immoral to earn profits from the poor ? News Digest

Is it immoral to earn attractive profits from poor customers ?
by Paul Polak

There are at least 7 billion different perspectives on morality, but the viewpoint I like best defines sin as the failure to reach your potential. By this definition we have at least 2.6 billion deep sinners – the 37% of people in the world who live on less than $2 a day. They are the future Steve Jobs’, Mohandas Gandhis, Madame Curies and Pablo Picassos who will instead eke out a living as drug dealers, child soldiers, prostitutes and destitute slum dwellers. Read the rest on Paulpolak.com

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Forbes Impact 30 List – Read the rest on Forbes

Forbes’ Top 30 Social Entrepreneurs List Lacks Social Entrepreneurs
Last week Forbes added a new list to its famous collection. It wasn’t about the richest people in Asia, the most powerful women in America or the best companies worldwide, but about the top social entrepreneurs. For the first time in its 94-year history, Forbes assembled the Impact 30: a list of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs. Read more on Triplepundit

How Vineet Rai has made microfinance advisory Intellecap into a Rs 30 crore venture
In a country where advice is abundant and free, making a career out of it may seem like a risky proposition. Fortunately for me, the gamble paid off. My microfinance advisory, Intellecap, has generated a turnover of Rs 30 crore this year. The journey, however, hasn’t been easy. ET

Diary of a social entrepreneur
Neelam Chhiber of Industree Crafts charts her journey from product designer and businesswoman to an entrepreneur who works for a social cause too. LM

Citi India Honours Individual Enterprise at the Citi Micro Entrepreneur Award, 2011
Received over 800 applications from 77 nominating organizations – 74% Women Nominations; Four New Categories introduced – Youth, Green, Innovative and Community Owned Enterprise. BWI

Use Jugaad to Innovate Faster, Cheaper, Better
We recently attended the World Economic Forum’s India Economic Summit 2011 in Mumbai, where we moderated several panels and workshops on the topic of innovation. The experience gave us some insights into a unique approach to innovation called jugaad, which entrepreneurs and enterprises are practicing in complex emerging markets like India. HBR

How we can usher in the age of the global social entrepreneur
Trade missions have an important role in play in helping to bolster international innovation, explains Dominic Llewellyn. Guardian

Partner in Progress
Nagaraj K., Joint Managing Director of Aparajitha Corporation Services, helps companies meet their ethical imperatives. He is a social entrepreneur who wants to change the world. Hindu

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