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Bill Gates, in Communist newspaper, urges more in China to help poor

Bill Gates, in Communist newspaper, urges more in China to help poor | Social Enterprise in East Asia | Scoop.it
Microsoft founder Bill Gates on Monday took to the pages of the People's Daily, the mouthpiece newspaper of China's ruling Communist Party, to encourage people in China to do more for the poor. "China has many successful entrepreneurs and business people. I hope that more people of insight will put their talents to work to improve the lives of poor people in China and around the world, and seek solutions for them," Gates wrote in an editorial. "Investing for the poor requires participation from the entire community." Philanthropy in China has yet to take off, as some wealthy Chinese fear generous donations could invite unwanted attention on their fortunes.
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Jakarta, Manila Pegged as Global Leaders - Southeast Asia Real Time - WSJ

Jakarta, Manila Pegged as Global Leaders - Southeast Asia Real Time - WSJ | Social Enterprise in East Asia | Scoop.it
Jakarta and Manila, two of Asia’s most chaotic, congested cities, are likely to get a lot better in the next two decades, according to a new ranking by A.T. Kearney.
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Market Research for Social Enterprise Investment Opportunities | ChangeFusion

Market Research for Social Enterprise Investment Opportunities | ChangeFusion | Social Enterprise in East Asia | Scoop.it
In 2012, ChangeFusion Institute and Shujog - Impact Investment from Singapore, with the financial support of Asian Development Bank, conducted a research project to strengthen organizational capacity and access to capital of social enterprises in Asia.Change Fusion Europe was in charge of conducting research to determine the market readiness.
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Why Social Entrepreneurship Aid is Putting Asia on the Shelf

Why Social Entrepreneurship Aid is Putting Asia on the Shelf | Social Enterprise in East Asia | Scoop.it
Of the 197 companies that attended the 2013 meeting of Partnering for Global Impact in Lugano, Switzerland, only 17 were from Asia. Of that 17, four were from China or Southeast Asia. During my stay at the conference, this statistic would profoundly mirror back to me, when Tao Zhang, Managing Director for the China Global Impact Fund, said, “China [is] being put on the shelf.” Why hasn't impact investing taken off in China & Southeast Asia? An analysis of key cultural, demographic and perceptual factors could explain why North American and European firms are hesitant to enter the industry.
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Can Women Lead The Social Enterprise Revolution? - Forbes

Can Women Lead The Social Enterprise Revolution? - Forbes | Social Enterprise in East Asia | Scoop.it
Can Women Lead The Social Enterprise Revolution?

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Here's Why This Best-Selling Book Is Freaking Out the Super-Wealthy

Here's Why This Best-Selling Book Is Freaking Out the Super-Wealthy | Social Enterprise in East Asia | Scoop.it
There are many reasons why French academic Thomas Piketty's 685-page tome, “Capital in the 21st Century,” has vaulted to the top of the Amazon.com best seller list and is being discussed with equal fervor by the world’s top economic policy makers and middle class Americans who wonder why they ...
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Social Enterprise On The Rise In Southeast Asia - PSFK

Social Enterprise On The Rise In Southeast Asia - PSFK | Social Enterprise in East Asia | Scoop.it
There are now approximately 116,000 social enterprises in Thailand aiming to make lasting, positive change in the country.
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'I believe the future of business is social' - The Guardian

'I believe the future of business is social' - The Guardian | Social Enterprise in East Asia | Scoop.it
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'I believe the future of business is social'
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Around a year ago, I voluntarily walked away from my secure career as an automotive engineer and gathered my savings to start up a social enterprise.
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[Infographic] The state of entrepreneurship today

[Infographic] The state of entrepreneurship today | Social Enterprise in East Asia | Scoop.it

Despite heightened interest in entrepreneurship as a crucial element in economic recovery, startup rates in many European countries remain below pre-crisis [...]


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Samuel Pavin's curator insight, July 18, 2013 11:19 AM

Quick summary of where entrepreneurship does stand at the moment based on the latest reports from OECD.

A short piece yet an interesting piece.

taniaATenthuse.me's comment, July 22, 2013 11:02 AM
Thanks for sharing Samuel. Entrepreneurship can be considered quite a new term for European countries, and it will take some time till it is fully embraced by people and the state.
Great to see a link where you can access the full report too!