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轉寄︰ Plunkett Weekly News 29-03-2012

2012 年 03 月 30 日

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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︰ Plunkett Weekly News 29-03-2012

Dear all,

This week in the Plunkett Weekly News:

-New Lottery funding helps secure future for community food

-Making Local Food Our Future huge success!

-Local People, Local Food ? A One Day Plunkett Weekly Conference

-Village SOS Roadshow 2012

-Last chance to apply for Plunkett Foundation Wales Advisor positions

-Competition launched to find sustainable projects

-Community shares event held to help Cumbrian enterprises raise money

Very best wishes,

Katherine

轉寄︰ Lausanne Connecting Point – March 2012: Business as Mission

2012 年 03 月 30 日

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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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傳送日期︰ 2012年03月30日 (週五) 5:23 AM
主題︰ Lausanne Connecting Point – March 2012: Business as Mission

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29 March 2012

During March our monthly focus on the issues raised in The Cape Town Commitment
was Business as Mission. Join the Conversation!

Introducing the March Business as Mission Focus: Called to Work
BAM

What was on your childhood list of occupations – doctor, banker, scientist, police officer, architect? As an adult, how close did you come to an occupation on that list? Regardless of what you now do as a job, why you do it is even more important. Is the security of an income the motivator, or is it living the call God has placed on your life? …

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Lead Article: Business as Mission – A Challenging Rediscovery 

Business as Mission, BAM, is a term widely used today. The term is new but the underpinning concept is nothing new. During the Reformation old truths were highlighted and contemporary assumptions were challenged. This is what the global BAM movement is doing today.  Read the lead article »

Responses to Mats’ lead article:

An Indian Perspective on BAM 
Daniel Devadatta

Daniel Devadatta asserts “the time has come for more Christians to unashamedly enter the realm of business in India. It is time for the larger Christian community to support, encourage and even challenge Christian business persons in terms of the influence they have and can have in the public square…” 
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Responses to Daniel Devadatta’s article:

Thinking Bigger about Business…
… and being more effective in BAM
Jo Plummer

In another BAM article, Jo Plummer challenges us to think bigger – “Business exists to enable humankind to provide for itself and to steward creation. It enables us to develop our standard of living, care for the destitute and live in peace within communities. That is glorious and glorifying to God! Read the article »

Responses to Jo Plummer’s article:

More From the Global Conversation on BAM

Workplace Ministry
Jo Plummer and Mats Tunehag

Workplace Ministry
Mats Tunehag

Workplace Ministry
Mats Tunehag

Cape Town 2010 Videos on Workplace Ministry

Join the Conversation on Workplace Ministry

Lausanne Builds Regional Leadership Team 
The appointment of Rev. Jean-Paul Rempp, a church planter from Lyon, France, to serve as Lausanne International Deputy Director for Europe, has completed the regional leadership transition within The Lausanne Movement. …

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The 12 greatest entrepreneurs of our time – From dreamers to doers (1) – CNNMoney

2012 年 03 月 30 日
From dreamers to doers

When Jeff Bezos came up with the idea for what would become Amazon.com, he went on a stroll in Central Park with his boss at the time to share his epiphany.

Bezos, in 1992, was a senior vice president for the New York hedge fund D.E. Shaw. He described his dream to create a company that would sell books on the Internet. His boss listened intently before offering a bit of advice: “That sounds like a really good idea, but it would be an even better idea for someone who didn’t already have a good job.”

Big ideas of the ground-shifting variety are rare — and hard to pull off. But that’s the difference between the dreamer and the doer. It took Bezos all of 48 hours to decide to quit his job and get started. Some 18 years later, he’s still at the helm of Amazon.com, which has redefined the way people buy almost everything, employs 56,200 people, and is valued at more than $80 billion.

Having spent years studying Bezos and others like him as an author, senior writer, and editor at both Business Week and Fast Company, I can tell you that Bezos is one of those rare birds who have made a meaningful mark on our economy and our world. He would certainly be on anyone’s list of the 12 greatest entrepreneurs of my generation. Who else should make that cut? After spending the better part of the past year pondering that question for a new book, World Changers: 25 Entrepreneurs Who Changed Business as We Knew It (Portfolio Penguin), I was asked by Fortune who deserves to be on that list — and what we can learn from each of them.

Many are obvious — from the late Steve Jobs, who helped make Apple the hottest and most valuable company on the planet, to Mark Zuckerberg, who will take Facebook public in what is anticipated to be the biggest IPO of all time (at a value of more than $80 billion). But there will be a few surprises too, such as N.R. Narayana Murthy, the visionary founder of Infosys who has built one of the largest companies in India, helping to transform that economy and put it on the world stage.

Another surprise: Not a single woman makes the list of the top 12 — at a time when women have gathered more influence and power in business than ever before. Oprah Winfrey has leveraged her celebrity into a formidable media empire, and the late Body Shop founder Anita Roddick proved that you could market products by being socially and environmentally responsible. They clearly warrant honorable mention but have not, in my view, transformed the face of business or society in as profound a way as those singled out here.

Admittedly this list of the world’s greatest entrepreneurs is subjective. I based it largely on social and economic impact; the world-changing vision of a founder who has inspired employees and other entrepreneurs alike; a record of innovation; and the actual performance of their companies over time. These founders created and then nurtured healthy, sustainable organizations that now have a combined market value of more than $1.7 trillion. They directly employ more than 3 million people, ranging from a high of 2.1 million at Wal-Mart to just over 3,000 at Facebook.

Yet those numbers only touch the surface. Each of their companies sits at the nucleus of a thriving ecosystem that has cultivated and nurtured dozens if not hundreds of other enterprises. Small companies have thrived as suppliers, for example, to Whole Foods, which, among other things, buys produce from more than 2,000 local farms. So the power of each of these organizations extends far beyond its own walls. Here are my choices:

NEXT: 1. Steve Jobs

轉寄︰ Bombay Connect (formerly Bombay HUB) is looking for an entrepreneur to lead a collaborative work space

2012 年 03 月 29 日

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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︰ Bombay Connect (formerly Bombay HUB) is looking for an entrepreneur to lead a collaborative work space

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We are taking Bombay Connect (formerly Bombay HUB) to the next level! We are excited about creating a larger and pioneering space for collaborative work in Bombay as well as playing an active role in the formation of a network of such spaces across India. 

To realise this vision, we are looking for an incredible entrepreneur to lead our team and new company. 
The entrepreneur must have the following:

o   Passion for nurturing people and ideas making good things happen in the world
o   Belief in the power of collaborative work-spaces and diverse communities to create change
o   Entrepreneurial skills to build a high-impact and sustainable organisation 

Once selected, we will give the entrepreneur the following:

o   Seed funding and support from UnLtd India
o   An incredible team
o   Ownership of the new company along with the team 

Interested entrepreneurs can submit completed forms to hub.entrepreneur@unltdindia.org by 10th April 2012. If you have any questions, call us at 022 3222 0475.

We would be hugely grateful if you could share this unique opportunity with people who you think fit the bill! 

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轉寄︰ Updates from the GIIN – Jobs, News, and Information from the Impact Investing Field

2012 年 03 月 29 日

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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?

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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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傳送日期︰ 2012年03月28日 (週三) 12:24 AM
主題︰ Updates from the GIIN – Jobs, News, and Information from the Impact Investing Field

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GIIN March Updates

Impact Investing News & Events

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Press Highlights

Visit the press clips resource page of the GIIN website for a more complete index of impact investing coverage.

Financial Advisor speaks with Amit Bouri, Director of Strategy and Development at the GIIN, about impact investing’s bottom line. Read more >

Forbes interviews Ben Thornley of InSight at Pacific Community Ventures, who discusses the role of policy in the impact investing marketplace.
Read more >

Tides’ Momentum magazine features an article by the GIIN’s Amit Bouri on how impact investing can be beneficial, additive, and complementary to philanthropy and other types of social capital. Read more > 

Momentum also features an article on the future of impact investing, by GIIN Board Chairman Antony Bugg-Levine.
Read more >

   The Wall Street Journal profiles Citi’s lead investment in SJF Ventures’ impact investment fund.
Read more >

Yahoo! Finance UK reports that Big Society Capital is looking to multiply its GBP 600m funding base through private investment.
Read more >

Recent Research

Visit the research resource page of the GIIN website for a more complete survey of impact investing research.

Global Alliance for Banking on Values released a report that compares the performance of values-based banks with the world’s most influential banks between 2007 and 2010 in an effort to show the benefit that sustainable banks can have on underserved people.
Read more >

Citi Foundation commissioned a report by Monitor Group to identify and evaluate efforts to enhance client capability in financially sustainable ways in the microfinance sector.
Read more >

Upcoming Events

Visit the events resource page of the GIIN website for an updated list of industry events.

Investing for Environmental and Social Impact

March 28–30, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

PYMWYMIC Impact Days
April 2-3, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Sankalp World Forum
April 11-13, Mumbai, India

Global Philanthropy Forum
April 16–18, Washington, D.C., USA

Investors’ Circle Spring Venture Fair
April 22-24, San Francisco, CA, USA

The Impact Conference at Sustainatopia
April 22–25, Miami, FL, USA

International Finance Corporation Responsible Finance Forum
April 23, Washington, D.C., USA

PRI Makers Network & More for Mission National Conference
May 8-10, Seattle, WA, USA

In this issue:

Investor Spotlight: the Rockefeller Foundation >
Three New Investors’ Council Members >
ImpactBase Upgrades > 
The GIIN is Hiring Summer Associates and a Technical Product Manager >


Investor Spotlight: the Rockefeller Foundation

Dr. Judith RodinEach 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 Dr. Judith Rodin, President of the Rockefeller Foundation. The Foundation supports work that expands opportunity and strengthens resilience to social, economic, health, and environmental challenges—affirming its pioneering philanthropic mission since 1913 to promote the well-being of humanity. Its impact investing initiative has aimed to catalyze platforms for collective action, support the development of scaled intermediation vehicles, build industry infrastructure, and support research and advocacy efforts. 

Read full interview with Dr. Judith Rodin >


GIIN Investors’ Council Welcomes Three New Members

Impact Community Capital

Impact Community Capital logoImpact Community Capital LLC is a for-profit corporation founded by leading insurers in 1998 to promote socially responsible investments in underserved communities across the United States, with a focus in California. Impact Community Capital structures, manages, and administers impact investments for its founding owners, which currently include eleven major insurance companies as well as foundations and other institutional investors. To date, Impact Community Capital has committed over USD 1.6 billion to finance affordable housing and community facilities that benefit low-to-moderate income individuals, families, and communities that meet insurer requirements for the prudent management of policyholder funds. 

Jonathan Rose Companies

Jonathan Rose Companies LogoJonathan Rose Companies is a green real estate investment, development, and advisory firm. Its mission is to repair and strengthen the fabric of communities, while preserving the land that surrounds them. Founded in 1989, the firm currently manages over USD 1.5 billion in real estate projects across the U.S. through three complementary business lines: Rose Investments (investment management), Rose Development (multifamily and mixed-use development) and Rose Urban Solutions (real estate project management and planning services).

Threshold Group

Threshold Group logoThreshold Group, LLC is a multi-client family office that serves the financial and wealth management needs of a select number of wealthy families and private foundations in the United States. Founded in 2004 by the Russell family, which created the global investment services firm known today as Russell Investments, Threshold Group offers integrated and personalized investment, financial, legacy, and administrative services to help clients achieve their missions and priorities.  

Read more about the GIIN Investors’ Council >
See a complete list of Investors’ Council Members >


ImpactBase Upgrades

ImpactBase ImpactBase, the online directory of impact investment funds and products, added new features this month, including firm-level profile pages that enable fund/product managers to highlight their track record, team, and history. Snapshots of this firm information are also now included in fund/product profiles. Additional user resources, including one that easily helps users recommend a colleague or friend, have been added to enhance the platform.

Become an ImpactBase user >

 


The GIIN is Hiring

GIIN logoThe Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) is hiring two Summer Associates to provide cross-program support by completing focused projects connected with one or more program areas. Applications are due April 18, but will be reviewed on a rolling basis so early applications are strongly encouraged.

Read the position description >

The GIIN is also hiring a Technical Product Manager to guide and direct the development of the IRIS data infrastructure and technology platform. Applications are due April 6, but will be reviewed on a rolling basis so early applications are encouraged.

Read the position description >
 


New Jobs Posted to the GIIN Career Center

Career CenterNew job openings in Johannesburg, Mumbai, New York, Seattle, and other global locations have been posted on the GIIN Career Center. Acumen Fund, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Calvert Social Investment Foundation are among the organizations looking for qualified impact investment professionals.

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轉寄︰ Kingdom Entrepreneur – March Newsletter

2012 年 03 月 29 日

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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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傳送日期︰ 2012年03月28日 (週三) 5:30 AM
主題︰ Kingdom Entrepreneur – March Newsletter

Tremendous Growth & Movement!

God is expanding our reach and influence every day. To all our new subscribers, welcome! We are experiencing tremendous growth thanks to our many new volunteers, whose stories are featured below. If you enjoy this newsletter, stay in touch with us daily via Facebook and Twitter.

Pray for an Entrepreneur by Name

Michelle, a gifted encourager, started helping the Center several months ago by calling graduates of the BDC and praying for the young entrepreneurs by name. Testimonies such as “After you prayed, I felt like I just woke up!” and “I am so thankful to our Lord to have talked to me through you!” started flooding in. Moreover, the experience has been very enriching for Michelle:
I feel like I’m talking with people I’ve known all my life. It’s just such an awesome blessing. It feels like I’m at home. It’s really a blessing, a two-way street. We know we have a life purpose, and I was God-sent here. I couldn’t have had a paid job that made me feel better!
The Regent Center for Entrepreneurship has made immense progress in Rwanda by training more than 150 entrepreneurs who are now on a journey to transform their nation through their businesses! RCE understands the need for prayer and encouragement for these entrepreneurs as S.D. Gordon aptly put “Prayer strikes the winning blow; service is simply picking up the pieces.”
Come and join Michelle and others who understand the power of prayer in this rewarding opportunity by being an encourager to a specific entrepreneur. Once you sign up, you will receive a free monthly prayer guide. All you have to do is pray for the entrepreneur by name for one month and watch the mighty difference it makes in their lives! Sign up today!

Volunteer Consulants Meet Their Entrepreneurs Virtually

On March 1, six Rwandan entrepreneurs met the six Volunteer Consultants who committed to mentoring them in their lives and businesses for the next 3 months. No one needed a passport, though. The new RCE Volunteer Consultant program uses virtual mentoring, via Skype and email.
The entrepreneurs are already impacting the Rwandan economy in several different busines sectors, but with the mentorship, coaching, encouragement, and consultation of their Volunteer Consultants, these entrepreneurs are aimed for even greater influence.
What an amazing way to impact a nation without the need to travel there! If this opportunity tugs at your heart-strings, and if you would like to share your wealth of knowledge and experience to make a global difference, this is your time. Apply today to be matched with an entrepreneur of your own.

Kingdom Research Fellows Take Shape

The Kingdom Research Fellows are marching forward! With bi-monthly brainstorming sessions and close communication with teammates, the Fellows have detected critical areas in kingdom business research that will be beneficial for entrepreneurs and anyone with a heart for Business as Missions.
Right now, the focus of the RCE staff is to create a foundation of currentinformation and resources for the Fellows to use for their deeper research. Take a look at the topics below and see if you know of any information or materials that would be helpful for the Fellows with their research. If you do, please email Hanisha Besant, RCE graduate assistant and Kingdom Research Fellow program manager. The specific topic areas our Fellows are interested in are:
  • City Transformation in Norfolk
  • The Future of HRD in West Africa
  • Multiple Bottom Line/ Kingdom Performance Measures in Healthcare Nutrition and Food Service Patient Satisfaction and Sustainability.
  • BAM in Liberia
  • Comparing the economic and cultural environment of Haiti and Dominican Republic
  • Challenges in Kingdom Business in India
  • Entrepreneurship Training with a BAM focus
  • Trust – The Key to Cross-Cultural Marketplace Evangelism
  • 7 mountains of culture: Current Need in Leadership

Wealth and Generosity

RCE has been involved in helping birth several initiatives in the HamptonRoads area, namely the Christian Business Chamber of Hampton Roads (CBC) and a strategic relationship with the National Christian Foundation through an entity we helped form called EnVest Global.   
The CBC invited Henry Kaestner, a Kingdom entrepreneur based out of Durham, NC who co-founded Bandwidth.com, tocome and speak on the power of generosity through Kingdom business.  Henry helped the CBC launch a new montly E-Venture luncheon in Norfolk on February 21st. Over 100 Christian business owners and leaders were exposed to how they can leverage the tools and benefits the National ChristianFoundation provides to fund Kingdom projects around the worldby establishing donor-advised funds andbusiness foundations that maximize tax savings, unleashing Kingdom resources at an unprecedented pace.
Dr. Mulford, Henry Kaestner, and Tom Stansbury have been jointly working to further a new Kingdom Impact Investing movement helping to fund Kingdom businesses in developing nations.  Henry and his team have launched a new initiative called the Sovereign’s Wealth Fund, a non-profit organization that utilizes charitably minded investors to fund the growth and expansion of Kingdom businesses.  EnVest Global helped fund $5,000 towards a start-up that is being launched in Kigali, Rwanda by one of our BDC graduates.  We will keep you posted as these initiatives continue to unfold.  If you have any questions about the National Christian Foundation or the Christian Business Chamber, or these new innovative ways to charitably fund Kingdom businesses, you can contact Tom Stansbury, RCE Entrepreneur-in-Residence.

RCE covets your prayers for the following areas:
Volunteer Consultants: God is showing incredible favor in this program, but we are continuing to ask for prayer that the right men and women will volunteer and that we will be wise to match them well.
Graduation: Our fourth cohort of entrepreneurs graduate in 4 short weeks. Pray for endurance to finish well and success after graduation!
Students: In just over a month, 16 Regent University students will gather in Kigali, Rwanda as the culminating time for their class. Pray for safe travels and life-changing experiences.
Peter: Peter, a friend of the Center, is fighting an infection. Please pray for his quick and total healing.
Regent Students are Off to Africa
Trained to make a difference, sixteen young leaders from different schools at Regent University are off to impact Rwanda this May. The students have all planned projects as a part of a new course being offered this year by RCE- International Holistic Development.
Since the students come from a variety of schools – including the School of Global Leadership and Entrepreneurship, the School of Psychology, The School of Government, the School of Divinity, and the Undergraduate School – their projects come in a variety of shapes and sizes, such as helping BDC graduates develop growth and sustainability plans, giving seminars on leadership and technology for major Rwandan companies, and working with Solace Ministries doing community development and counseling with widows and orphans who are genocide survivors.
In between their appointments, the students will get a glimpse into Rwanda’s culture by visiting some cultural landmarks, the National Museum & University, the Genocide Memorial, and even an African safari to get a glimpse into Rwanda’s rich wildlife.
Please keep the students and their work in your prayers. We will have many videos and pictures to share when they return! If you would be interested in sponsoring students financially to help with the costs of the trip, please contact Brittany Hoffman at bhoffman@regent.edu.
RCE Takes South America
Brittany Hoffman, Communications Specialist for RCE, recently went to Colombia to teach a 3-day seminar on the Foundations and Patterns of Biblical Entrepreneurship. This was the first of four instructional modules taught through a partnership of Regent University and VisioNet.
In addition to providing the foundations for entrepreneurship and what the Bible has to say about business, this module also provided an opportunity for participants to consider their life purpose. At the end of the module, students shared their personal life-purpose statements which included:
  • Be like Christ
  • Serve and Grow with Others in Opportunities
  • Live and Enjoy what God has Given
  • To Live Without Worries and Not Be Frustrated as Time Goes By
  • Tool of God, Light to Personal, Family, Business, and National Finances
  • Bridge People and Opportunities
  • Give My Time to the Lord, Serving the Things I Can, Because I was Born to Obey
  • See, I have made him a witness to the peoples, a ruler and commander of the peoples. Surely you will summon nations you know not, and nations you do not know will come running to you, because of the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he has endowed you with splendor. (Isaiah 55:4-5)
While she was there, she met with folks from CUDES, the first Christian university in Colombia to discuss how RCE can walk alongside their Center for Entrepreneurship in the future.
God was faithful in every single detail! To read more about Brittany’s experiences, check out her blog posts here.
 
      
  
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轉寄︰ Purpose with Profits: Collaborative Consumption Business Models

2012 年 03 月 29 日

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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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傳送日期︰ 2012年03月28日 (週三) 10:17 PM
主題︰ Purpose with Profits: Collaborative Consumption Business Models

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NESTA recently hosted a one-day summit, bringing together company founders and venture capitalists to explore how Collaborative Consumption businesses around the world stay sustainable, balance purpose with profit and scale their operations. Hear what the experts had to say in this interview series.

Collaborative Consumption business models

NESTA Collaborative Consumption Business Models presentation
Collaborative Consumption businesses are disrupting industries and changing both what and how we consume – but how do these companies make money? This presentation prepared for NESTA’s Collaborative Consumption Summit explores the different business models fueling the growth of Collaborative Consumption ventures.

Enjoy!
The Collaborative Team

Brent Hoberman
Are Collaborative Consumption businesses attracting the attentions of the venture capital world? Brent Hoberman, Partner at PROfounders Capital and co-founder of LastMinute.com, offers insight into what investors are looking at in the Collaborative Consumption sector in this video from NESTA’s Collaborative Consumption Summit.

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轉寄︰ seMagicBus Presents Social Enterprise Start Up School in India

2012 年 03 月 29 日

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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”.

my facebook  &  my twitter  &  my linkedin

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傳送日期︰ 2012年03月29日 (週四) 12:00 AM
主題︰ seMagicBus Presents Social Enterprise Start Up School in India

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seMagicBus Presents: Social Enterprise Start Up School
India – October, 2012

What is it? Social Enterprise Magic Bus is a transformative international learning experience in real-life social entrepreneurship. This unique program turns the field into a classroom, delivering lectures “on the bus” in between field-based research and exercises. SE Magic Bus’s learning-by-doing approach emphasizes personal growth, leadership development, and skills acquisition. SE Magic Bus inspires social entrepreneurship at home by imbuing its participants with knowledge, tools, networks, and practical experience to become change makers. Social Enterprise Magic Bus is a one-of-a-kind experiential learning program that yields real results.

Social Enterprise Start Up School – is an intensive “boot camp”-like course designed for graduate students, recent grads, practitioners and professionals interested in learning how to design and launch a social enterprise. Created in concert with a top tier Indian Management University in Hyderabad, Social Enterprise Start Up School fosters interaction, collaboration and a joint discovery process between participants from the US, Canada, Europe and India though competitions, discussions, assignments and field work.

From ideation to feasibility analysis and business planning, participants work closely in teams to conceive a business concept based on a real social problem, and then undertake a research and planning process to craft an implementable social venture business plan aimed at solving the problem. Classroom lectures direct participants’ extensive field-based research to understand on the ground realities, market conditions, and social intricacies that inform their business concept. Magic Bus participants will live and work in rural and urban India, experiencing social enterprise in both contexts.

At the end of the course participants will complete a real social enterprise business plan. Start date early October 2012 (exact dates to be decided.) Course credits may be available through Indian Management Institute in Hyderabad.

Internship Option – Start Up School participants have the opportunity to extend their stay in India and participate in an 8 – 10 week implementation internship following the course, focused on refining and implementing their social enterprise business plan. Additional costs apply to cover food, lodging and supervision.

Course Details 

  • For Whom: Graduate students, recent grads and practitioners interested in learning how to starting a social enterprise
  • When: Two weeks days in early October 2012 
  • Where: Hyderabad India and environs (urban context) and Bhimavaram (rural context)
  • Tuition: US $4,000 + international airfare. Tuition covers all in-country costs: food, lodging, in-country transportation, professional fees, local staff, entrance fees and visits, and insurance.
  • Internship Option: 8 – 10 weeks to implement business plan 
  • For more information:  www.seMagicBus.com 
  • Spaces are limited!!!! Register your interest: info@seMagicBus.com  
  • “Life-Changing,” Tracey Granda, SEMB 2010
  • “The most valuable learning experience I’ve had in my pursuit of higher education,” Elise Kubrisk, SEMB 2009
  • “SE MagicBus India was one of the most eye opening experiences of my life,” Amber Nysson, SEMB 2009

Social Enterprise Magic Bus Benefits

  • Build skills SE Magic Bus’s learning-by-doing approach teaches real social enterprise skills that cannot be gained other than through practical experience.
  • Work experience – Gain not only international exposure, but actual field work experience – a requirement for most jobs in international development.
  • Faculty rooted in practice – Program content draws on decades of on-the-ground experience working with social enterprises in more than 45 countries.
  • Networks – Interact with service providers, leading social entrepreneurs, social investors, and academics.
  • Small groups – Cohort sizes are limited to enable experiential learning, foster team work and encourage relationship building.
  • Knowledge products – Receive access to comprehensive social enterprise strategic and management resources.
  • Alumni network – Build relationships with like-minded peers who have a shared SEMB experience.

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Social Enterprise MagicBus Creator, Kim Alter has endeavored for over 20 years in more than 40 countries to employ business tools and market-based approaches in the social sector to create social change and alleviate poverty. Alter is Founder and Managing Director of Virtue Ventures; Creator of Social Enterprise Magic Bus; Founder of seToolbelt; Founder and CEO of Jump for Joy Farm; Founding Board Member of Social Enterprise Alliance and former Visiting Fellow to the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Sa骾 Business School, University of Oxford (2004-2010). She has taught courses and designed curriculum on social entrepreneurship, social enterprise, and impact investing at a number of universities.


What are you waiting for?

Get on the bus!

 

seMagicBus is an initiative of Virtue Ventures LLC
Learn more by visiting www.semagicbus.com

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轉寄︰ Impact Forum 2012 is coming to Singapore

2012 年 03 月 24 日

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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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寄件人︰ Durreen Shahnaz <info@asiaiix.com>
收件人︰ incubator.hou@gmail.com
傳送日期︰ 2012年03月23日 (週五) 7:05 PM
主題︰ Impact Forum 2012 is coming to Singapore

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Dear Houghton,
Social Capital Markets are now a reality in Asia, and we want you to be a part of it!

IIX and Shujog are pleased to invite you to the Impact Forum 2012 in Singapore, to be held June 25-26. 

The theme of this year’s Forum is Igniting Capital Markets for Social Good, and the Forum will serve as a major platform to promote dialogue and action to propel the impact investment, social enterprise and social capital markets space forward. The Forum will focus on the innovations taking place in Asia for these fast-changing spaces, especially delving into the resulting sustainable social, environmental, and financial development.

Panel discussions will comprehensively cover the roles of impact investors, social enterprises, and ecosystem players in creating sustainable and scalable growth throughout Asia, addressing some of the largest social and environmental challenges that face the world today.

The Forum is being held with the support and collaboration of the Asian Development Bank, the Wharton School of Business, Bloomberg, the National University of Singapore, and the Singapore Exhibition and Convention Bureau and this list continues to grow —

Forum participants are encouraged to register today to take advantage of early bird registration rates as well as secure flights and hotel accommodations for the event. We invite you to visit the Forum website (shujog.org/impactforum2012), which will be updated regularly with information regarding the program, speakers, and partners for the event.

Register here and we look forward to you joining us this summer in Singapore during this momentous time for social capital markets in Asia.

With warmest regards,
 DS Sig
Durreen Shahnaz
Founder
Impact Investment Shujog (Shujog) |  “Opportunity for Impact”
Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX) |  “Capital Markets for Social Good”
Every person has the ability to make a difference-discovering your I-Factor is a great way to start-and it is only through your commitment and collaboration that we can ensure a better future for all. 
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The Mission of Business

2012 年 03 月 23 日