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Why the Future Is Bright for the World’s Poorest Farmers

Why the Future Is Bright for the World’s Poorest Farmers | Social Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Technology is transforming farming even in the world’s poorest countries. Bill Gates shares how the future of agriculture will shape up.
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Richest 1% own more than the rest of us — Oxfam

Richest 1% own more than the rest of us — Oxfam | Social Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
PARIS, France — The richest one percent of the world's population now own more than the rest of us combined, aid group Oxfam said Monday, on the eve of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in
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Ready for BoP 3.0?

Ready for BoP 3.0? | Social Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Since the original publication of my article with C.K. Prahalad, “The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid,” in 2002, the theory and practice of “BoP” business has taken off. Literally thousands of new corporate initiatives, start-up ventures, development institution programs, and innovative investment funds focused on social impact have exploded onto the scene. A whole new lexicon has emerged to describe this phenomenon, including new buzzwords and catch phrases like: “inclusive business,” “opp
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The continuing evolution of BoP Social Business Models #MovingForward #SocEnt

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5 Characteristics That Define Successful Entrepreneurs

Successful entrepreneurs are characterized by similar qualities. Here are five that especially define success.
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good list :-)
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Greg Cestaro's curator insight, April 22, 2015 12:23 PM

Check out this article and see if You have any of these qualities!!

SENAME Interactive's curator insight, June 26, 2015 1:04 AM

Nice list.

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5 ways to make markets more inclusive

5 ways to make markets more inclusive | Social Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Kevin McKague and Muhamad Siddiquee offer 5 strong points on creating sustainable markets from poverty, applying lessons from dairy farmers in Bangladesh.
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#InclusiveBusiness #SocEnt #Agri

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Revealed: how the wealth gap holds back economic growth

Revealed: how the wealth gap holds back economic growth | Social Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
OECD report rejects trickle-down economics, noting ‘sizeable and statistically negative impact’ of income inequality
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empirical evidence that addressing income inequality is key to a nation's long-term prosperity

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Perks eyed for firms with inclusive business models

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Emerging Model #InclusiveBusiness

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Social entrepreneurship: Ending poverty from the bottom up

Social entrepreneurship: Ending poverty from the bottom up | Social Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it

a'What is important for a social enterprise is that we build a sustainable enterprise, something that will last,' explains Gawad Kalinga founder Tony Meloto

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so sad i'm missing this year's GK Social Business Summit!!! :-( I still remember the palpable level of energy at last year's SBS, as if all the 'good' people in the Philippines overwehelmingly converged in one place :-) #GK #SocEnts #EndPoverty

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VIDEO | Kim Jones, Rags2Riches unveil 'Ampersand' for Fall/Winter 2014

VIDEO | Kim Jones, Rags2Riches unveil 'Ampersand' for Fall/Winter 2014 | Social Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
The social enterprise's latest collection features five multipurpose bags for the holiday season ahead.
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[Executive Edge] The man who wants to transform ‘sari-sari’ stores

[Executive Edge] The man who wants to transform ‘sari-sari’ stores | Social Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Mark Ruiz aims to empower microentrepreneurs through his social enterprise, Hapinoy
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@Hapinoy #SocEnt #Nanays

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Publications | Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship

Publications | Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship | Social Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
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Great resources for #SocEnts on Leadership, Scaling, Governance and Investments :-) @schwabfound

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Solène Crea's curator insight, September 8, 2014 8:57 AM

A foundation every Social Entrepreneur should follow! 

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Top 10 of Asia

Top 10 of Asia | Social Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
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In behalf of @Hapinoy and the Nanays, it's really cool to be part of this list :-) #SocEnt

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Why Entrepreneurs Will Beat Multinationals to the Bottom of the Pyramid

Why Entrepreneurs Will Beat Multinationals to the Bottom of the Pyramid | Social Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Success in nascent markets requires a commitment to agility and constant refinement. Entrepreneurs bypass the bureaucracy of multinational corporations leaving them better equipped to fight for those at the bottom of the pyramid.
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Elon Musk shares SpaceX landing on Instagram, proving even failures can be epic

Elon Musk shares SpaceX landing on Instagram, proving even failures can be epic | Social Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Elon Musk shares SpaceX landing on Instagram, proving even failures can be epic
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One more failure closer to success ... #Bold #SpaceX #ElonMusk

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Video: In The Philippines, Mobile Micro-Entrepreneurs Make A Difference

Video: In The Philippines, Mobile Micro-Entrepreneurs Make A Difference | Social Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Putting money where your mobile is
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@Hapinoy's Mobile Initiatives with #QualcommWirelessReach on Popular Science #SocEnt #BagongAraw

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IMF-MIT Study Shows How Financial Inclusion Drives Economic Growth - The MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth

IMF-MIT Study Shows How Financial Inclusion Drives Economic Growth - The MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth | Social Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Quantifying Macroeconomic Impacts of Financial Inclusion Yuwa Hedrick Wong Governments, businesses, and ordinary folks alike are increasingly convinced of the importance of financial inclusion.
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Evidence for Driving Financial Inclusion
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NextBillion.net | When Operations Equal Value Creation

NextBillion.net | When Operations Equal Value Creation | Social Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Explore the connection between development and enterprise, seeking to raise the next billion people into the middle class from the base of the economic pyramid (BoP) by bringing together the community of business leaders, social entrepreneurs, NGOs, policy makers and academics.
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... operations are creating value that can lead to sustainability at scale, and perhaps to long-term competitive advantage as you chart a path that catalyzes markets where none existed before. #SocEnt

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Sensors Change Lives in Developing Countries

Sensors Change Lives in Developing Countries | Social Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
IoE technology is being used to improve everything from farming to water quality in developing nations.
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Exciting possibilities for the Internet of Things (or Everything) at the BoP :-) #SocEntTech

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Good News You May Have Missed in 2014

Good News You May Have Missed in 2014 | Social Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
There’s no doubt that 2014 was a tough year. But Bill Gates looks back at some of the bright spots—including saving more children’s lives, making a breakthrough on TB, and hitting a big milestone in the fight against AIDS.
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NextBillion.net | 'Cash Burns Your Pocket'

NextBillion.net | 'Cash Burns Your Pocket' | Social Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
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#FinancialInclusion #SocEnt #BoP

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The Many Handbags of Amal Alamuddin

The Many Handbags of Amal Alamuddin | Social Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Pictures of Amal Alamuddin’s designer handbags and accessories
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scroll down to the end ... #Rags2Riches :-) @reese_fernandez

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[Executive Edge] Empowering artisans in the Philippines

[Executive Edge] Empowering artisans in the Philippines | Social Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
R2R bloomed into supporting the urban artisans and their desire to uplift themselves from poverty
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#Rags2Riches #SocEnt #Wifey :-) 

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Dr. Aris Alip: Many of our micro-entrepreneurs have already graduated to become SMEs

Dr. Aris Alip: Many of our micro-entrepreneurs have already graduated to become SMEs | Social Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Watch the video Dr. Aris Alip: Many of our micro-entrepreneurs have already graduated to become SMEs on Yahoo Yahoo Philippines News. For the FULL episode of Inside Business, click here .
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#CARD #MFI #InclusiveGrowth

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Rags2Riches pushes for green living via its new home line

Rags2Riches pushes for green living via its new home line | Social Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
The new home line R2R Living features such ethnic wonders as the T’nalak of the T’boli in South Cotabato and a fine Pandan fiber sourced from the faraway Mendanao tribe in Davao. 
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#R2RLiving #SocialEnterprise #EcoEthicalStyle

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Solène Crea's curator insight, September 8, 2014 8:58 AM

Inspiration.. "The new home line R2R Living features such ethnic wonders as the T’nalak of the T’boli in South Cotabato and a fine Pandan fiber sourced from the faraway Mendanao tribe in Davao."

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Both Google co-founders reveal beliefs on rent, privacy, taxes, law, & future tech (in 7 quotes)

Both Google co-founders reveal beliefs on rent, privacy, taxes, law, & future tech (in 7 quotes) | Social Entrepreneurship | Scoop.it
Here is how two of the most powerful technologists in the world imagine the future.
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I think ideally, one would try to tax more of the things that we don’t want, and either subsidize or encourage the things that we do want. The kinds of things people spend money on that are wasteful, you can imagine having higher taxes on. Or things that are harmful, like carbon, could be taxed at a higher rate. On the one hand, presumably it will slow wasteful spending. #Futurist

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