En el caso de emprendedores sociales encontramos aún más barreras y problemas en el camino de consolidar la idea de negocio. Vemos un auge de empresas sociales que utilizan el nuevo mercado digital para atraer empresas, ONGs y donantes a través de plataformas oline. Iniciativas que por ejemplo prueban con el e-commerce solidario, con aplicar [...]
RBS SE100 Index award winners show that social enterprise means business Reuters AlertNet LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Strong growth, high standards of social impact reporting and solid business arrangements are the hallmarks of the...
Sydney Morning Herald Crowdfunding helps disadvantaged students at UNSW Sydney Morning Herald Crowdfunding is gaining momentum, with research showing $US2.7 billion ($2.6 billion) was invested in 2012, mainly in the US and Europe.
We face a decade of the impossible. We stand eye-to-eye with challenges that seem unimaginable even as we face them. Global warming. Human population collapse. Widespread economic failure. We respond with untested solutions on scales we have never before attempted: molecular-scale manufacturing, massive data tracking and analysis, reengineering of the human mind and body.
Each of these responses is a hypothesis about the future, and in this era of impossible challenges and unprecedented experiments, the 2014 Ten-Year Forecast embarks on an “inventive search for new hypotheses.”
The Global Transition to a New Economy maps innovative projects that challenge business as usual and contribute to the systemic change to our economy that we urgently require. Together, these projects create a world that prioritizes human wellbeing, within environmental limits.
Digital data stem from our own personal and social cognitive processes and thus express them in one way or another. But we still don’t have any scientific tools to make sense of the data flows produced by online creative conversations at the scale of the digital medium as a whole.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) is a Geneva-based non-profit organization best known for its Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the Annual Meeting of New Champions in China (Summer Davos) and the Summit on the Global Agenda in Dubai.
Cambridge News Pissing Money Up A Wall? Captive Media's Interactive Urinal Gets Crowdfunded TechCrunch Captive Media, the UK interactive washroom startup (seriously), has raised a further £250,000 (circa $400k) in funding via the equity crowd...
Toronto Star Polar bear researchers turn to crowdsourcing for climate change data The Missoulian HELENA – Researchers studying the effects of climate change on polar bears are experimenting with the idea of crowdsourcing data as improving...
Thanks to new observation technologies, powerful software, and statistical methods, the mechanics of collectives are being revealed. Indeed, enough physicists, biologists, and engineers have gotten involved that the science itself seems to be hitting a density-dependent shift.