Fw: 19 August 2010 – Hot Social Ventures & Resources

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“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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主題: 19 August 2010 – Hot Social Ventures & Resources
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日期: 2010年8月19日,星期四,下午4:52

                          


Weekly newsletter highlighting social entrepreneurs and hot social ventures. 

This week’s focus is on the good old craft of knitting. Remember those old fashion hats, scarfs and sweaters your granny used to make back in the days? Well, they are back now, but so much cooler, stylish and with a social twist!


Ventures to Watch

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Trains marginalized women in Cambodia to produce beautiful and unique hand knit products while providing fair and flexible employment opportunities.

Lifestyle brand from China  that promotes sustainable development in Tibetan areas by using buttery soft yak down to make stylish products                     

Makes beautiful Alpaca products that provide poverty alleviation and self empowerment opportunities for incarcerated women in Bolivia. 

 


  Social Entrepreneur Spotlight

Carol Chyau and Marie So                                                                                             For Carol and Marie a yak is more than a hairy, one-ton animal. It’s an undeveloped asset, numbering in the millions, that can bring change to the mountainous areas of Western China that have missed out on the country’s stunning economic success story. The pair met at the Kennedy School and in 2007 started Shokay.  Read more

Resources
Social Innovation China: New social network for social entrepreneurship and innovation

China Development Brief: all about social issues in China (only chinese version being updated)

5 Great MBA Programs for Social Entrepreneurship: lists five excellent business programs for aspiring entrepreneurs devoted to doing good

                   

Foundation for Youth Social Entrepreneurship (FYSE)  http://www.fyse.org   [Tel] +852 8170 3587  [EMail] hello@fyse.org

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