The weekly wrap: The top social entrepreneurship stories from the week that went by
Our weekly wrap brings you the most interesting and engrossing stories from the world of social entrepreneurship. This week contains stories of whether Bill Gates should invest in startups, social entrepreneurship in Kashmir and lessons to be learned from a Kickstarter-backed social enterprise.
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The World Economic Forum published a detailed report on the challenges and opportunities for impact investing to go from the fringes to front and centre. $ 40 billion of capital has been committed cumulatively to impact investments out of the tens of trillions in global capital: the report says it may not be enough. This 40-page report will give you a in-depth understanding of the impact investing universe.
GATE will provide funding opportunities via the Social Enterprise Action Hub, which is an online platform where social enterprises, corporations, investors, Governments and NGOs can take collective action to create and advance innovative business models with social impact to address global development challenges.
Meredith Ramirez Talusan gained as the co-founder of the Ricefield Collective, a Kickstarter project dedicated to generating supplemental income for women farmers in the Philippines through helping them produce and distribute beautiful handmade knit goods from sustainably-sourced organic wool.
Kashmir could be a place where social entrepreneurship could thrive. It could help solve social problems and issues related to conflict. Here’s the kicker: a good number of social entrepreneurs are high school dropouts.
Co-founder of Sun Microsystems Scott McNealy thinks that Bill Gates should be using his billions on investing in startups. Currently, Gates makes donations to charities to solve some of the world’s biggest issues like poverty, education and healthcare.