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Fw: New Tripbods in South Africa, Moldova, Lithuania, Prague, Seychelles, Porto… and more!

2010 年 03 月 31 日

Houghton The Coach has 38 followers on Google Buzz

“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

Statement of Faith
You can find other “Market with Meaning” but you definitely want to see “Profit with Purpose”.
I personally “Believe in Kingdom Transformation” because I know there is only ONE “Life for Significant”.

2010年3月31日 星期三,Tripbod <info@tripbod.com> 寫道﹕

寄件人: Tripbod <info@tripbod.com>
主題: New Tripbods in South Africa, Moldova, Lithuania, Prague, Seychelles, Porto… and more!
收件人: “Houghton” <incubator.hou@gmail.com>
日期: 2010年3月31日,星期三,下午11:25

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Last month, we invited our Tripbods to recommend new Tripbods to us. Thanks to them, we’ve found some fantastic people in spectacular parts of the world (see the full list below).

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Fw: The Latest from the Bromley by Bow Centre April 2010

2010 年 03 月 31 日

Houghton The Coach has 38 followers on Google Buzz

“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

Statement of Faith
You can find other “Market with Meaning” but you definitely want to see “Profit with Purpose”.
I personally “Believe in Kingdom Transformation” because I know there is only ONE “Life for Significant”.

2010年3月31日 星期三,Bromley by Bow Centre <news@bbbc.org.uk> 寫道﹕

寄件人: Bromley by Bow Centre <news@bbbc.org.uk>
主題: The Latest from the Bromley by Bow Centre April 2010
收件人: “Bromley by Bow Centre” <news@bbbc.org.uk>
日期: 2010年3月31日,星期三,下午11:23

 

The latest News from the Bromley by Bow Centre

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The East London Bond, creating a real legacy for London

East London BondWe are inviting our supporters to join other high profile companies including Wates Group Ltd, Apax Foundation, Vitabiotics and Winterflood Securities to invest in the East London Bond which will transform lives by creating a sustainable legacy in East London. To date, with their generous support and others, £1.6m has been pledged to the Bond but there’s further to go.    

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Ex professional rugby player goes the extra mile

Tom 						AudleyEx London Welsh rugby player Tom Audley is swapping scrums, mouth guards and drop kicks for a punishing 26 mile run through London to raise funds for the Centre.

After retiring from professional rugby on medical grounds Tom was keen to take on a new challenge whilst supporting the Centre. Last week Tom and Charles Tongue, a Brighton Marathon runner, visited the Centre to see the difference their fundraising would make.

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The Invisible Man at the View Tube

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man invites you to the opening of an exhibition showcasing furniture design produced with local young people at the View Tube, adjacent Private view from 5pm friday 26th March 2010 Exhibition will then be open daily until 19th April 2010

Access by foot via The Greenway, Bow, London E15 2PJ Nearest station Pudding Mill Lane DLR (Wheelchair accessible)   

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Five New Social Enterprises to be launched

Social Enterprise BarnSeven potential new Social Enterpreneurs came face to face with the Bromley by Bow Centre Dragon’s Den selection panel on Thursday 25th March. The panel was made up of members from Investec, Poplar HARCA, East London Small Business Centre and a locally established Social Enterprise – Fluid IT.

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CONDUIT EXHIBITION at FORMANS SMOKEHOUSE GALLERY

Exhibition

The latest in a series of events organised by WATER CITY ARTS FESTIVAL opens on Thursday 1st of April at the our new gallery based at H. Forman & Son’s salmon smokehouse on Fish Island with a speech from social entrepreneur Lord Andrew Mawson OBE

There will also be music from renowned violinist, Michael Bochmann, local acclaimed Bengali singer Akash Sotor and students from Trinity College as well as food and drink served from Formans Restaurant. The exhibition runs from the 1st of April to the 2nd May, we’d be delighted if you could join us.

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Fw: IMPACT

2010 年 03 月 31 日

Houghton The Coach has 38 followers on Google Buzz

“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

Statement of Faith
You can find other “Market with Meaning” but you definitely want to see “Profit with Purpose”.
I personally “Believe in Kingdom Transformation” because I know there is only ONE “Life for Significant”.

2010年3月31日 星期三,Social Edge <socialedge@skollfoundation.org> 寫道﹕

寄件人: Social Edge <socialedge@skollfoundation.org>
主題: IMPACT
收件人: incubator.hou@gmail.com
日期: 2010年3月31日,星期三,上午3:51

Social Edge  

March 30, 2010


 
opportunities

  • Developing Human Capital for Sustainable Economies
  • Ashoka’s Youth Venture @15
  • Changemakers “Changing Lives Through Football”
  • PhotoPhilanthropy
 
job listings

  • Global Citizen Year
  • Carbon Offsets To Alleviate Poverty
  • VisionSpring
  • SCAN Foundation
  • Amani Children’s Home
  • Rare Conservation
  • Green City Force
 
blogs

Africa’s Moment
Magogodi Makhene

Alvin’s Guide to Good Business
Alvin Hall

Civic Entrepreneurship
Stephen Goldsmith

Dr. O on New Money
Patrick O’Heffernan, Ph.D.

The Edge
They live on The Edge

Forging Ahead
Kjerstin Erickson

Generating blueEnergy
Mathias Craig

I on Poverty
Jonathan Lewis

Kiva Chronicles
Matt Flannery

The Learning Curve
Dhaval Chadha

Let There D.light
Sam Goldman

Running to Outpace Poverty
Lara Vogel

Samasourcing
Leila Chirayath Janah

SVT on Impact
Sara Olsen & Brett Galimidi

Talking Trash
Parag Gupta

Untangled
Jason Clark

 
coming soon
Local Talent on a Global Scale
Structuring Collaboration

 

News on The Edge
Welcome to the Social Edge update!

We recently started questioning our Theory of Change philosophy, which used to be an individual program-driven in-house tool and is now being envisioned as a collaborative sector methodology that avoids needless duplication of effort.

Now is the time to also review the way we evaluate impact and take the process to the level of issue-driven ecosystems.

“With growing ambition yet shrinking resources, funders are increasingly interested in the collaborative impact of multiple grantees working together around a common goal,” writes this week’s host, Lakshmi Karan.

This cluster approach brings opportunities for social entrepreneurs, but there are challenges in trying to measure systems change and the power of collective investments. Join Lakshmi Karan, the Skoll Foundation’s Director of Impact Assessment and Learning, in a conversation that is taking place first on Social Edge then at the 2010 Skoll World Forum.

Then read the story of a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who was so convinced that business was the best route to development that he left Google to help D.Light Design grow its impact in West Africa.

Sara Olsen also writes about the strategic value of impact measurement, Dr. O rejoices in the rise of student innovation, Magogodi Makhene discovers innovative technologies, Dhaval Chadha wonders about the impact of a UN conference, and Stephen Goldsmith shares how to use “elevated expectations” to achieve greater impact.

Another great story of impact: Alvin Hall visits Camfed, where founder Ann Cotton has been using an innovative community-based approach to girls’ education, supporting them from elementary school through adulthood.

The final word on impact goes to Jonathan Lewis, who reflects on what he recently overheard: “Social entrepreneurship is a religious devotion as much as a poverty reduction strategy.”


Join this Week’s Live Discussions

This Week's Live DiscussionThe Power of Impact & Measurement
What are the challenges in trying to measure systems change? How do you implement programs that measure the power of collective investments? Join the Skoll Foundation’s Lakshmi Karan in the conversation.

What’s wrong with being poor?
Are the poor actually unhappy? Do we want them to have things they don’t need? What is really wrong with being poor? Join Mumbai-based Lindsay Clinton in this provocative (but constructive) conversation.

Knowledge Transfer for Greater Impact
We need to provide knowledge transfer to build capacity building and move away from a system of dependency, writes Almaz Negash. But how do we support those social entrepreneurs who are trying to transfer knowledge?

Theory of Change: A Collaborative Tool?
Your Theory of Change can simply be an in-house tool, or an in-sector methodology that you can use collaboratively to avoid needless duplication of effort. Join Charles “Hipbone” Cameron as we discuss how to get greater impact at the level of the issue.

The Personal Bottom Line
Where do you fit on a three-axis graph with X=social, Y= financial and Z=personal? SVT Group’s Sara Olsen wonders what your personal bottom line looks like.

The Fetishization of Metrics
If the value of social entrepreneurship is not reducible to simple quantitative terms, how do we define and capture the impact we are having? Join Charles (Hipbone) Cameron in the conversation.


Do you have suggestions for Social Edge or for this newsletter? Send us feedback. You can remove yourself from this list at any time.

Hope to see you on The Edge and on Twitter @socialedge!

Victor d’Allant
Executive Director, Social Edge
250 University Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301

 


Fw: Spring Newsletter: Spreading Our Roots

2010 年 03 月 30 日

Houghton The Coach has 38 followers on Google Buzz

“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

Statement of Faith
You can find other “Market with Meaning” but you definitely want to see “Profit with Purpose”.
I personally “Believe in Kingdom Transformation” because I know there is only ONE “Life for Significant”.

2010年3月30日 星期二,Root Capital <Root_Capital@mail.vresp.com> 寫道﹕

寄件人: Root Capital <Root_Capital@mail.vresp.com>
主題: Spring Newsletter: Spreading Our Roots
收件人: incubator.hou@gmail.com
日期: 2010年3月30日,星期二,下午11:16

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   Spring 2010 Newsletter 

In This Issue

Message from the Founder

Postcards From the Field

Spreading Our Roots

Welcoming New Board Members

Meet One of Our Borrowers

Upcoming Events

Support Root Capital

Meet One of Our Borrowers

Laguna Baja Aric

Product: Ecotourism
Location: Mexico
Client Since: 2002
Loan Product: Capital Expenditure
Loan Size: $38,500 (2002), $15,000 (2004), $42,000 (2006), $30,000 (2010)

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For more than 40 years, Jose Francisco Mayoral—also known as Don Pachico—has worked in the San Ignacio Lagoon in Mexico’s Baja Peninsula. During this time, Don Pachico has had some unique experiences. He has guided renowned researchers from National Geographic and has worked with scientists and documentary filmmakers. He even served as Christopher Reeve’s tour guide in Into the Wild, a PBS series about gray whales.

But Don Pachico wasn’t always so close to Hollywood fame. He moved to San Ignacio in the 1960s to work as a fisherman, and his path to world recognition began while he was fishing one day in 1972. Until that point, fisherman tales had described gray whales as aggressive and dangerous. As Pachico’s Ecotours now claims, “there had been no known contact between gray whales and man without one or the other ending up dead.”  But on that day, when a gray whale approached his fishing boat, a frightened Don Pachico was in for a surprise.

The gray whale that had unexpectedly glided next to his boat was not hostile, and after noticing this, Don Pachico reached out and touched the whale. With that one movement, he disproved the age-old myth that had caused fishermen to fear gray whales for centuries.  

With the goal of sharing his newfound knowledge, Don Pachico began guiding whale watching tours on the San Ignacio Lagoon, which serves as a winter home to 21,000 gray whales. In 2000, Don Pachico founded Pachico’s Ecotours, a family-run business and part of Laguna Baja Aric, a federation of nine community-based ecotourism enterprises operating in the San Ignacio Lagoon.

Despite his renowned expertise, Don Pachico has had trouble accessing credit for his business. In fact, Root Capital has been his only source of credit and has been providing loans to Laguna Baja Aric since 2002. 

“Through Laguna Baja Aric we have been able to access credit from Root Capital. This opportunity has not only helped us to support our business but acts as great motivation for all of [Laguna Baja Aric’s] member organizations,” he said.

And to think it all started with a friendly gray whale.

Upcoming Events

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Message from the Founder

Dear Friends,

Staff-Photos-003_web.jpg2010 marks Root Capital’s 10-year anniversary as a pioneer of finance for small and growing businesses in developing countries. And what a decade it’s been! Turns out my daughter, Charlotte, is also ten years old. How gratifying to note that since she was born, Root Capital has empowered hundreds of thousands of farmers and a new generation of agricultural entrepreneurs who are helping to move rural populations out of poverty across Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa. It’s a simple formula. Our capital and financial training propel the growth of their grassroots businesses. Their hope and hard work inspire our optimism and social entrepreneurship – and we transform livelihoods together.

This newsletter provides snapshots of such partnership. In “postcards from the field,” you will get a chance to join us on a recent trip to Liberia to visit one of Root Capital’s newest clients, The Liberian Women’s Sewing Project (LWSP). Women who led the country’s peace movement are creating a “Made in Liberia” sustainable apparel line, building a brand new supply chain that’s Fair Trade and organic “from dirt to shirt,” as they say. You will also visit villages in northern Ghana where groups of women are hard at work producing shea butter, a sustainable tree crop that’s also known as “women’s gold.” These shea trees are found in the parched dry lands on the edge of the Sahara Desert, near Ghana’s border with Burkina Faso. These are two examples of how our work has the potential to transform and empower women-centered businesses in some of the world’s poorest countries.

From Liberia and Ghana to my trip last week in the central highlands of Peru (we’re visiting smallholder producers of artichokes, jalapeño peppers, cocoa, and coffee), I am endlessly inspired by the businesses and rural communities we support. Traveling with Root Capital’s local staff, I am also honored to witness the transformation of our team’s passion into a mission that’s deeply rooted in a global community of grassroots clients, partners, and supporters. I am forever grateful for this and beyond excited to continue on this journey with you as we enter our next phase of growth – i.e., scaling current operations that have proven successful, and leveraging our core competencies to launch new products and innovations that continue our efforts to rescue the lost art of agricultural lending.

Root Capital stands on fertile ground. Our rapid growth and strong track record demonstrate the impact we’re already having on economic development and environmental sustainability in the communities we serve. Since our founding in 1999, we have:

  • Disbursed more than $175 million in harvest loans and long-term credit for productive infrastructure
  • Extended loans to 265 small and growing businesses and 385,000 farm households
  • Supported 1.4 million acres of sustainably managed land
  • Built local financial and managerial capacity by providing financial education and training to more than 70 enterprises and facilitating workshops for over 6,000 participants
  • Maintained a 99% repayment rate on our loans and a 100% repayment rate to our investors
  • I return from my travels more aware than ever of the importance of what we do. While my daughter may not grasp the notion of hundreds of thousands of people reached, she’s already telling her 5th-grade friends about the women heroes of Liberia. Here’s to redefining heroes and raising healthy children and sustainable livelihoods worldwide. On behalf of our entire team, I extend a heartfelt “thank you” for helping to make our first decade a success.
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    In deep gratitude for your continued support of our mission, 

    William Foote
    Founder and CEO

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    Postcards from the Field

    LWSP-small.jpgLast month, Root Capital Founder and CEO Willy Foote traveled to western Africa with Senior Vice President of Business Development Liam Brody, Africa Regional Director Nate Schaffran, and Investment Officer Bamba Fall. While in Liberia, the team visited the Liberian Women’s Sewing Project, a sustainable apparel manufacturer part-owned and operated by Liberian women. The organization directs 75% of its profits toward community development projects including a health clinic, a vocational sewing school, and a girl’s scholarship fund. The remaining 25% of profits remain within the enterprise, allowing each worker to build equity over time.

    In Ghana, the Root Capital team visited producers of shea butter, a product Root Capital has financed since 2007. The shea tree is unique to Africa and forms part of the “Green Belt,” a forested area that helps stem the southward creep of the Sahara Desert. Traditionally, the activity of collecting shea nuts and processing butter has been done exclusively by women, and the income earned from shea butter goes to and is controlled by women. By financing shea butter producers, Root Capital is working to close the circle between economically marginalized women and their communities, and the preservation of arable land.

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    Spreading Our Roots

    roots_cropped_small.jpgIn January, Root Capital’s Headquarters in Cambridge, MA moved to its new home at 955 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge MA, 02139. Although it is right down the street from our old location, the space has tripled in size due to our fast growth. Throughout the design and build-out of the Root Capital space, all efforts were made to provide an environmentally responsible workspace. These efforts were directed toward the layout and design, physical construction, and energy impact of the space. We love visitors and welcome you to stop by and see our new office!


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    Welcoming New Board Members

    Root Capital is excited to announce Frank Hicks as our new board chair. Mr. Hicks, vice president of investment at Bio-Logical Capital, has been a board member since 2007. His commitment to our mission and expertise in social capital and environmental sustainability has been critical to our recent growth. We look forward to working with him in his new leadership role.

    Root Capital is also excited to announce new board directors Elizabeth Funk, president and CEO of the Dignity Fund, and Jeremy Mindich, founder and managing partner at Scopia Capital. Both Ms. Funk and Mr. Mindich bring to Root Capital years of financial investing expertise and a passion for global economic development.

    With these exciting additions also come some sad goodbyes. As their board commitments come to an end, we would like to thank Deborah Drake Root Capital’s board chair from 2004 to 2010, Jonathan Rosenthal, and Laurel Neylon for their many years of service and commitment. As relentless champions of Root Capital’s mission, they have helped to build a strong foundation for the organization’s future growth.

    Read biographies of Root Capital’s board of directors 

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    Fw: Radar: The Beyond Profit Newsletter

    2010 年 03 月 30 日

    Houghton The Coach has 38 followers on Google Buzz

    “When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver

    What is Social Entrepreneurship?

    Statement of Faith
    You can find other “Market with Meaning” but you definitely want to see “Profit with Purpose”.
    I personally “Believe in Kingdom Transformation” because I know there is only ONE “Life for Significant”.

    2010年3月30日 星期二,Beyond Profit <adrienne.villani@intellecap.com> 寫道﹕

    寄件人: Beyond Profit <adrienne.villani@intellecap.com>
    主題: Radar: The Beyond Profit Newsletter
    收件人: incubator.hou@gmail.com
    日期: 2010年3月30日,星期二,下午10:23

     
    Beyond Profit Mag
       

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    March 30, 2010

    What’s Wrong with Being Poor? This is the topic of our current Social Edge discussion. And it’s a teaser about the cover story of the next issue of Beyond Profit. We’d love to hear your thoughts, so please join us in this provocative (but constructive) conversation.

    But Can It Scale?

    Social entrepreneurs have a knack for fetishizing scale. We hear it all the time: “That’s a great idea, but can it scale?” Social investors value enterprises based on their ability to scale. Sure they also have other evaluation criteria – is the enterprise socially relevant and commercially viable? Or, in the case of Aavishkaar, the problem can be complex, but the business needs to be simple. But at the end of the day, to make money, scale is what matters.

    We are obsessed with scale, constantly talk about it, but we aren’t doing enough to achieve it. It’s all still chatter, in the social enterprise world.

    Paul Polak often says, “If you can’t lift 1 million people out of poverty with your idea, don’t bother.” He’s obviously being provocative, but essentially he is saying that achieving scale is the biggest unmet challenge in development. He is encouraging us all to think big, to dig out of our silos and branch out of our individual projects to think outside the box. But the question still arises – if your enterprise is only going to help a few people, a few families, or a few villages, should you do it?

    I would argue yes. But I would also argue that we need to start approaching social enterprise from more angles. The socially entrepreneurial approach of starting your own enterprise, taking time to figure things out, and then gradually trying to scale to reach more people just isn’t cutting it anymore.

    At the risk of invoking your ire, I would like to suggest that those who are truly desirous of scale should work harder to engage with large corporations. I’m quite sure that Walmart alone has a reach among developing world farmers that is equal to or greater than all social enterprises working in rural agriculture today. Starbucks and their investment of US$9m in Root Capital is a great example of this – through a socially entrepreneurial approach, the investment is confirming Starbucks’ commitment to the success and well-being of the thousands of farmers who grow their coffee. At the same time, it is providing financial access to help improve farmer livelihoods. And it is demonstrating ways to work with corporations to achieve shared objectives and scale. Shouldn’t we walk down this path, to create a truly cohesive socially entrepreneurial ecosystem at the global level, capable of reaching not hundreds or thousands, but millions and billions?

    – Adrienne Villani

    Sankalp 2010: On the Radar!

    Have you registered for Sankalp 2010? Early bird registrations are now open until April 15 at www.sankalpforum.com!

    Sankalp, a buzzing confluence of some of the most dedicated and seasoned minds in social business, is sure to provide a vital springboard for enterprises looking to establish themselves and scale up. This year’s event includes online networking, interactive sessions, enterprise showcase stalls, videos, and of course the Sankalp Awards, which are across sectors, including agriculture, food, and rural business; clean energy; inclusive education; health, water, and sanitation; and technology for development.  

    And, Sankalp has saved a spot for YOU! Sankalp 2010 offers you the opportunity to utilize the Sankalp stage for a period of 75 minutes! Organize your own workshop to spread an idea or share a new model. Send your workshop idea , and the Sankalp team will work with you to create an innovative and relevant session. Download details here. The last date to apply is April 10, 2010.

    Be part of Sankalp 2010 on May 4 and 5 and engage with the New Global Economy!

    Beyond Profit Issue 3: Inside the Issue

    Blended Value: Wearving Profit into Social Mission through Hybrid Models

    On December 3, 2009, the Philadelphia City Council voted unanimously to pass a bill that creates a new sustainable business tax credit of US$4,000 for B Corporations – certified socially responsible companies. The decision could be a sign of what’s to come: new legislation that provides incentives for businesses to operate in a socially beneficial manner. However, most other countries are still far from creating any such legislation. As a result, entrepreneurs around the world are innovating – creating combinations of non-profits and for-profits to suit their needs. Editor Lindsay Clinton writes about the choices an entrepreneur can make when structuring a social enterprise, and poses questions about the impetus for creating dual structures and the role of subsidies in encouraging social business.

    In December 2009, Beyond Profit hosted a discussion on this topic on Social Edge, entitled “The Social and Commercial Two-Step,” which quickly became one of the most commented on discussions in SocialEdge history. Make sure to check out the findings!

    And read the entire story on our blog.

    Where You Can Find Us…

    April 14-18, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA

    The Global Engagement Summit (GES) is a five-day training conference for students committed to global change. Delegates will come together to understand the challenges of and opportunities for their engagement; to hone the skills and mindsets that will enable them to better plan, execute, and participate in change-based projects; and to connect with like-minded peers from around the world. We are super excited that Northwestern multi-media journalists will be conducting Beyond Profit “On the Spot” interviews on-site with many of the GES participants. Watch out for them on our blog in April!

     

    April 21-22, Mumbai, India

    A focused and sharp, boutique event, the Green Investment Congress India is designed to bridge the gap between investors, fund managers, solution providers, project developers, and entrepreneurs to push the industry forward. It will be a true opportunity to network with the best minds in the Green landscape and to push forward growth stories in the sector, in which investment is expected to exceed $226 billion by 2016.

     

    April 26-27, Portland, OR, USA

    ReVisioning Value 2010: A Conference at the Intersection of Purpose and Profit will bring together leaders from impact investing and social innovation to share how new models for both are increasing the flow of capital to the creation of a more just and sustainable world. Be there to inform and inspire those interested in financing change through social investing, learn how to create new kinds of change organizations, from non-profits to social businesses, and create new tools, formats, and structures for social action.

     

    April 28-30, San Francisco, CA, USA

    The growth of social enterprise has the potential to be a defining innovation of this century. Don’t miss this international forum advocating increased social impact through social enterprise. Join over 500 social entrepreneurs in San Francisco to advocate the wider use of social enterprise approaches – to learn, to grow, and to be inspired.

     
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    Fw: Radar: The Beyond Profit Newsletter

    2010 年 03 月 30 日

    Houghton The Coach has 38 followers on Google Buzz

    “When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver

    What is Social Entrepreneurship?

    Statement of Faith
    You can find other “Market with Meaning” but you definitely want to see “Profit with Purpose”.
    I personally “Believe in Kingdom Transformation” because I know there is only ONE “Life for Significant”.

    2010年3月30日 星期二,Beyond Profit <adrienne.villani@intellecap.com> 寫道﹕

    寄件人: Beyond Profit <adrienne.villani@intellecap.com>
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    日期: 2010年3月30日,星期二,下午10:23

     
    Beyond Profit Mag
       

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    March 30, 2010

    What’s Wrong with Being Poor? This is the topic of our current Social Edge discussion. And it’s a teaser about the cover story of the next issue of Beyond Profit. We’d love to hear your thoughts, so please join us in this provocative (but constructive) conversation.

    But Can It Scale?

    Social entrepreneurs have a knack for fetishizing scale. We hear it all the time: “That’s a great idea, but can it scale?” Social investors value enterprises based on their ability to scale. Sure they also have other evaluation criteria – is the enterprise socially relevant and commercially viable? Or, in the case of Aavishkaar, the problem can be complex, but the business needs to be simple. But at the end of the day, to make money, scale is what matters.

    We are obsessed with scale, constantly talk about it, but we aren’t doing enough to achieve it. It’s all still chatter, in the social enterprise world.

    Paul Polak often says, “If you can’t lift 1 million people out of poverty with your idea, don’t bother.” He’s obviously being provocative, but essentially he is saying that achieving scale is the biggest unmet challenge in development. He is encouraging us all to think big, to dig out of our silos and branch out of our individual projects to think outside the box. But the question still arises – if your enterprise is only going to help a few people, a few families, or a few villages, should you do it?

    I would argue yes. But I would also argue that we need to start approaching social enterprise from more angles. The socially entrepreneurial approach of starting your own enterprise, taking time to figure things out, and then gradually trying to scale to reach more people just isn’t cutting it anymore.

    At the risk of invoking your ire, I would like to suggest that those who are truly desirous of scale should work harder to engage with large corporations. I’m quite sure that Walmart alone has a reach among developing world farmers that is equal to or greater than all social enterprises working in rural agriculture today. Starbucks and their investment of US$9m in Root Capital is a great example of this – through a socially entrepreneurial approach, the investment is confirming Starbucks’ commitment to the success and well-being of the thousands of farmers who grow their coffee. At the same time, it is providing financial access to help improve farmer livelihoods. And it is demonstrating ways to work with corporations to achieve shared objectives and scale. Shouldn’t we walk down this path, to create a truly cohesive socially entrepreneurial ecosystem at the global level, capable of reaching not hundreds or thousands, but millions and billions?

    – Adrienne Villani

    Sankalp 2010: On the Radar!

    Have you registered for Sankalp 2010? Early bird registrations are now open until April 15 at www.sankalpforum.com!

    Sankalp, a buzzing confluence of some of the most dedicated and seasoned minds in social business, is sure to provide a vital springboard for enterprises looking to establish themselves and scale up. This year’s event includes online networking, interactive sessions, enterprise showcase stalls, videos, and of course the Sankalp Awards, which are across sectors, including agriculture, food, and rural business; clean energy; inclusive education; health, water, and sanitation; and technology for development.  

    And, Sankalp has saved a spot for YOU! Sankalp 2010 offers you the opportunity to utilize the Sankalp stage for a period of 75 minutes! Organize your own workshop to spread an idea or share a new model. Send your workshop idea , and the Sankalp team will work with you to create an innovative and relevant session. Download details here. The last date to apply is April 10, 2010.

    Be part of Sankalp 2010 on May 4 and 5 and engage with the New Global Economy!

    Beyond Profit Issue 3: Inside the Issue

    Blended Value: Wearving Profit into Social Mission through Hybrid Models

    On December 3, 2009, the Philadelphia City Council voted unanimously to pass a bill that creates a new sustainable business tax credit of US$4,000 for B Corporations – certified socially responsible companies. The decision could be a sign of what’s to come: new legislation that provides incentives for businesses to operate in a socially beneficial manner. However, most other countries are still far from creating any such legislation. As a result, entrepreneurs around the world are innovating – creating combinations of non-profits and for-profits to suit their needs. Editor Lindsay Clinton writes about the choices an entrepreneur can make when structuring a social enterprise, and poses questions about the impetus for creating dual structures and the role of subsidies in encouraging social business.

    In December 2009, Beyond Profit hosted a discussion on this topic on Social Edge, entitled “The Social and Commercial Two-Step,” which quickly became one of the most commented on discussions in SocialEdge history. Make sure to check out the findings!

    And read the entire story on our blog.

    Where You Can Find Us…

    April 14-18, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA

    The Global Engagement Summit (GES) is a five-day training conference for students committed to global change. Delegates will come together to understand the challenges of and opportunities for their engagement; to hone the skills and mindsets that will enable them to better plan, execute, and participate in change-based projects; and to connect with like-minded peers from around the world. We are super excited that Northwestern multi-media journalists will be conducting Beyond Profit “On the Spot” interviews on-site with many of the GES participants. Watch out for them on our blog in April!

     

    April 21-22, Mumbai, India

    A focused and sharp, boutique event, the Green Investment Congress India is designed to bridge the gap between investors, fund managers, solution providers, project developers, and entrepreneurs to push the industry forward. It will be a true opportunity to network with the best minds in the Green landscape and to push forward growth stories in the sector, in which investment is expected to exceed $226 billion by 2016.

     

    April 26-27, Portland, OR, USA

    ReVisioning Value 2010: A Conference at the Intersection of Purpose and Profit will bring together leaders from impact investing and social innovation to share how new models for both are increasing the flow of capital to the creation of a more just and sustainable world. Be there to inform and inspire those interested in financing change through social investing, learn how to create new kinds of change organizations, from non-profits to social businesses, and create new tools, formats, and structures for social action.

     

    April 28-30, San Francisco, CA, USA

    The growth of social enterprise has the potential to be a defining innovation of this century. Don’t miss this international forum advocating increased social impact through social enterprise. Join over 500 social entrepreneurs in San Francisco to advocate the wider use of social enterprise approaches – to learn, to grow, and to be inspired.

     
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    Beyond Profit, a new social enterprise magazine, presents the stories, people, and ideas behind social ventures by bringing you first-hand insights and expert commentary.

     
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    Fw: Radar: The Beyond Profit Newsletter

    2010 年 03 月 30 日

    Houghton The Coach has 38 followers on Google Buzz

    “When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver

    What is Social Entrepreneurship?

    Statement of Faith
    You can find other “Market with Meaning” but you definitely want to see “Profit with Purpose”.
    I personally “Believe in Kingdom Transformation” because I know there is only ONE “Life for Significant”.

    2010年3月30日 星期二,Beyond Profit <adrienne.villani@intellecap.com> 寫道﹕

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    What’s Wrong with Being Poor? This is the topic of our current Social Edge discussion. And it’s a teaser about the cover story of the next issue of Beyond Profit. We’d love to hear your thoughts, so please join us in this provocative (but constructive) conversation.

    But Can It Scale?

    Social entrepreneurs have a knack for fetishizing scale. We hear it all the time: “That’s a great idea, but can it scale?” Social investors value enterprises based on their ability to scale. Sure they also have other evaluation criteria – is the enterprise socially relevant and commercially viable? Or, in the case of Aavishkaar, the problem can be complex, but the business needs to be simple. But at the end of the day, to make money, scale is what matters.

    We are obsessed with scale, constantly talk about it, but we aren’t doing enough to achieve it. It’s all still chatter, in the social enterprise world.

    Paul Polak often says, “If you can’t lift 1 million people out of poverty with your idea, don’t bother.” He’s obviously being provocative, but essentially he is saying that achieving scale is the biggest unmet challenge in development. He is encouraging us all to think big, to dig out of our silos and branch out of our individual projects to think outside the box. But the question still arises – if your enterprise is only going to help a few people, a few families, or a few villages, should you do it?

    I would argue yes. But I would also argue that we need to start approaching social enterprise from more angles. The socially entrepreneurial approach of starting your own enterprise, taking time to figure things out, and then gradually trying to scale to reach more people just isn’t cutting it anymore.

    At the risk of invoking your ire, I would like to suggest that those who are truly desirous of scale should work harder to engage with large corporations. I’m quite sure that Walmart alone has a reach among developing world farmers that is equal to or greater than all social enterprises working in rural agriculture today. Starbucks and their investment of US$9m in Root Capital is a great example of this – through a socially entrepreneurial approach, the investment is confirming Starbucks’ commitment to the success and well-being of the thousands of farmers who grow their coffee. At the same time, it is providing financial access to help improve farmer livelihoods. And it is demonstrating ways to work with corporations to achieve shared objectives and scale. Shouldn’t we walk down this path, to create a truly cohesive socially entrepreneurial ecosystem at the global level, capable of reaching not hundreds or thousands, but millions and billions?

    – Adrienne Villani

    Sankalp 2010: On the Radar!

    Have you registered for Sankalp 2010? Early bird registrations are now open until April 15 at www.sankalpforum.com!

    Sankalp, a buzzing confluence of some of the most dedicated and seasoned minds in social business, is sure to provide a vital springboard for enterprises looking to establish themselves and scale up. This year’s event includes online networking, interactive sessions, enterprise showcase stalls, videos, and of course the Sankalp Awards, which are across sectors, including agriculture, food, and rural business; clean energy; inclusive education; health, water, and sanitation; and technology for development.  

    And, Sankalp has saved a spot for YOU! Sankalp 2010 offers you the opportunity to utilize the Sankalp stage for a period of 75 minutes! Organize your own workshop to spread an idea or share a new model. Send your workshop idea , and the Sankalp team will work with you to create an innovative and relevant session. Download details here. The last date to apply is April 10, 2010.

    Be part of Sankalp 2010 on May 4 and 5 and engage with the New Global Economy!

    Beyond Profit Issue 3: Inside the Issue

    Blended Value: Wearving Profit into Social Mission through Hybrid Models

    On December 3, 2009, the Philadelphia City Council voted unanimously to pass a bill that creates a new sustainable business tax credit of US$4,000 for B Corporations – certified socially responsible companies. The decision could be a sign of what’s to come: new legislation that provides incentives for businesses to operate in a socially beneficial manner. However, most other countries are still far from creating any such legislation. As a result, entrepreneurs around the world are innovating – creating combinations of non-profits and for-profits to suit their needs. Editor Lindsay Clinton writes about the choices an entrepreneur can make when structuring a social enterprise, and poses questions about the impetus for creating dual structures and the role of subsidies in encouraging social business.

    In December 2009, Beyond Profit hosted a discussion on this topic on Social Edge, entitled “The Social and Commercial Two-Step,” which quickly became one of the most commented on discussions in SocialEdge history. Make sure to check out the findings!

    And read the entire story on our blog.

    Where You Can Find Us…

    April 14-18, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA

    The Global Engagement Summit (GES) is a five-day training conference for students committed to global change. Delegates will come together to understand the challenges of and opportunities for their engagement; to hone the skills and mindsets that will enable them to better plan, execute, and participate in change-based projects; and to connect with like-minded peers from around the world. We are super excited that Northwestern multi-media journalists will be conducting Beyond Profit “On the Spot” interviews on-site with many of the GES participants. Watch out for them on our blog in April!

     

    April 21-22, Mumbai, India

    A focused and sharp, boutique event, the Green Investment Congress India is designed to bridge the gap between investors, fund managers, solution providers, project developers, and entrepreneurs to push the industry forward. It will be a true opportunity to network with the best minds in the Green landscape and to push forward growth stories in the sector, in which investment is expected to exceed $226 billion by 2016.

     

    April 26-27, Portland, OR, USA

    ReVisioning Value 2010: A Conference at the Intersection of Purpose and Profit will bring together leaders from impact investing and social innovation to share how new models for both are increasing the flow of capital to the creation of a more just and sustainable world. Be there to inform and inspire those interested in financing change through social investing, learn how to create new kinds of change organizations, from non-profits to social businesses, and create new tools, formats, and structures for social action.

     

    April 28-30, San Francisco, CA, USA

    The growth of social enterprise has the potential to be a defining innovation of this century. Don’t miss this international forum advocating increased social impact through social enterprise. Join over 500 social entrepreneurs in San Francisco to advocate the wider use of social enterprise approaches – to learn, to grow, and to be inspired.

     
    About Us
    Beyond Profit, a new social enterprise magazine, presents the stories, people, and ideas behind social ventures by bringing you first-hand insights and expert commentary.

     
    As Seen on our Blog
     

    Facebook
    Linked In
    Twitter

     
       
     

    CONTACT US: BEYOND PROFIT, C/O INTELLECAP, 512 PALM SPRING, LINK ROAD, MALAD WEST, MUMBAI 400064, INDIA |+91 22 40359222 |ideas@beyondprofit.com

    Beyond Profit and its e-newsletter Radar are produced by Intellecap, a social investment advisory firm based in India. Visit www.intellecap.com to know more.

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    Fw: SEE Change: March 2010

    2010 年 03 月 29 日

    Houghton The Coach has 38 followers on Google Buzz

    “When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver

    What is Social Entrepreneurship?

    Statement of Faith
    You can find other “Market with Meaning” but you definitely want to see “Profit with Purpose”.
    I personally “Believe in Kingdom Transformation” because I know there is only ONE “Life for Significant”.

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    Art Meets Enterprise

    Aboriginal artists are creating new opportunities for themselves through a gallery opening in Vancouver in 2011. The Urban Aboriginal Art Gallery will enable artists to display and sell their works in a fair trade environment, while also providing a much-needed production space for those who may not have their own studio. Learn More
    What is Social Enterprise? Take 2
    Since no one seems able to agree on what defines a social enterprise, new players are taking it for themselves. Read the latest from our blog.
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    Fw: March Updates from the Global Impact Investing Network

    2010 年 03 月 29 日

    Houghton The Coach has 38 followers on Google Buzz

    “When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver

    What is Social Entrepreneurship?

    Statement of Faith
    You can find other “Market with Meaning” but you definitely want to see “Profit with Purpose”.
    I personally “Believe in Kingdom Transformation” because I know there is only ONE “Life for Significant”.

    2010年3月25日 星期四,GIIN <info@globalimpactinvestingnetwork.org> 寫道﹕

    寄件人: GIIN <info@globalimpactinvestingnetwork.org>
    主題: March Updates from the Global Impact Investing Network
    收件人: incubator.hou@gmail.com
    日期: 2010年3月25日,星期四,上午12:50

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    Impact Investing News

    Visit the press clips resource page of the GIIN website for a more complete list of impact investing news coverage. Some highlights are below.

    In a recent Financial Times column, former Gates Foundation CFO Alexander Friedman describes opportunities for foundations, banks, and governments to increase the flow of capital to the social sector.
    > Read more

    The Wall Street Journal reports that the balance between social impact and financial return has become an important topic for discussion, as the microfinance sector attracts more commercial capital.
    > Read more

    The Gaurdian, the Financial Times, and the Economist all report on the creation of an innovative social impact bond which will help fund education and support for ex-offenders.
    > Read more from the Gaurdian
    > Read more from the Financial Times
    > Read more from the Economist

    The world’s leading philanthropists write in the Wall Street Journal about the need to use philanthropic dollars to leverage greater private investment in global solutions.
    > Read more

    Investor Spotlight: Beartooth Capital

    Each month, an impact investor discusses with the GIIN their motivations, their impact investment strategy, and challenges they face in this growing industry.  This month, we spoke to Carl Palmer, the co-founder of Beartooth Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests in ranch land in the western United States. With a strong mission of land and wildlife conservation, Beartooth’s business model relies on restoration of the ecological and agricultural value of their properties.

    > Read more from Beartooth’s Carl Palmer


    GIIN Investors’ Council News

    The GIIN welcomes Sarona Asset Management to the Investors’ Council.

    Sarona Asset Management Inc, founded in 1953 as an impact investment firm, creates and manages private investment vehicles for impact investment in developing countries, with over $200 million in assets currently in its Sarona and MicroVest funds. Sarona Asset Management makes primarily small private equity investments in micro, small and medium enterprise markets.

    Click here for a full list of Investors’ Council members.


    Recent Events

    The past few weeks have been filled with discussion about the growing impact investing industry.

    The GIIN co-hosted a cross-sector Global Forum on Impact Investing with Dutch development organization SNV, The Royal Netherlands Embassy, The Rockefeller Foundation, the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs, and the Small Enterprise Assistance Fund. Rockefeller Foundation Managing Director and GIIN Board Chairman Antony Bugg-Levine shared the stage with Ambassador Elizabeth Bagley, the US State Department Special Representative for Global Partnerships.

    At the Harvard Social Enterprise Conference, GIIN Director of Strategy and Development Amit Bouri moderated a panel with four impact investors who discussed as practitioners the realities of investing to achieve both social or environmental impact and financial returns.

    With the Rockefeller Foundation, the GIIN co-hosted a panel discussion and reception to mark the release of two new important reports about impact investing: Solutions for Impact Investors: From Strategy to Implementation by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, and Investing for Impact: Case Studies Across Asset Classes by Bridges Ventures and The Parthenon Group. Both reports are available for download from the research resource page of the GIIN website.

    Last week, GIIN Director of Programs and Operations Camilla Seth moderated a panel about using impact investments to finance small and medium enterprises at the Social Venture Capital/Social Enterprise Conference in Miami.


    Current and Upcoming Events

    The GIIN will also participate in discussions at these current and upcoming events:

    2010 Aspen Network for Development Entrepreneurs Latin America Conference
    Panel: Introduction to Impact Reporting and Investment Standards
    March 23-26, Grenada, Nicaragua

    Women’s World Banking Capital Markets Conference
    Panel: Positioning Microfinance in the Impact Investing Market
    March 23-24, New York City

    2010 Skoll World Forum
    April 14-16, Oxford, England

    Sankalp Investment Forum
    May 4-5, Mumbai, India

    For more information about upcoming events, visit the events resource page of the GIIN website.

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    Fw: N0.73 – [文茜的異想世界]專訪ELIV國際志工組織創辦人Kevin

    2010 年 03 月 26 日

    Houghton The Coach has 38 followers on Google Buzz

    “When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver

    What is Social Entrepreneurship?

    Statement of Faith
    You can find other “Market with Meaning” but you definitely want to see “Profit with Purpose”.
    I personally “Believe in Kingdom Transformation” because I know there is only ONE “Life for Significant”.

    2010年3月26日 星期五,若水國際股份有限公司 <epaper@flow.org.tw> 寫道﹕

    寄件人: 若水國際股份有限公司 <epaper@flow.org.tw>
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    日期: 2010年3月26日,星期五,下午12:16

    <若水抱報>新增專欄「若水之友大聲說」日起開放投稿,評估合 適就會刊登,歡迎分享做公益的經驗和故事喔!任何感想、建議、投稿、或訊息提供,請寄信到service@ flow.org.tw 訂閱或取消訂閱【若水抱報】, 請上www.flow.org.tw

    [文茜的異想世界]專訪ELIV國際志工組織創辦人Kevin

    連陳文茜都讚不絕口的計畫,你還在猶豫嗎?現在就加入我們的五月 團吧 !!

    我們在5月15日~5月22日即將出團,名額只有20位!! 如果你還在猶豫,歡迎你參加我們在3月28日(日) 舉辦的志工招募說明會, 當天台大生工所教授也將會蒞臨現場指導喔, 錯過這麼好的機會就太可惜囉!!  更多內容


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    3/26 輔大社會企業工作坊「芳榮米廠與無米樂~一家傳統小米廠的轉型與社區貢獻」-黃麗琴執行長(芳榮米廠) 

    • 3/26(五)舉辦本學期第二次主題活動,活動請到無米樂的推手芳榮米廠黃麗琴執行長,帶領我們共同討論「芳榮米廠與無米樂~一家傳統小米廠…更多內容

    創造社會價值18家社會企業獲200萬元公益金

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    公益也可以這麼做: 《藍毛衣》 美籍女非洲辦公益創投 

    • 她自述剛畢業時,滿懷理想前進非洲工作卻差點遇難,愈挫愈勇的她,仍決定以金融專業幫助開發中國家人民,從推動小額與女性貸款,到創立…更多內容

    若水之友大聲說: 336 Angel’s Day 愛奇兒日 『父母的向陽天,特殊兒的陽光日』 

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