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The following are a few short videos that depict two very different approaches to promoting social enterprises: first, Nobel Laureate Pr. Yunus discusses how he was able to convince Adidas to develop shoes for the poor. Then, Ian Learmonth, Director of Social Finance, Social Ventures Australia (SVA), discusses social finance and impact investing in social enterprises. Which approach do you think works better? Continue reading →
Je romps avec mon habitude pour écrire dans la langue de Molière. L’année 2011 fut riche en stimulations. Voici les idées et activités qui m’ont le plus marqué sur le plan professionnel cette année. Continue reading →
Business is under siege. The old world order of “business as usual” is falling prey to the financial woes of sovereign countries and a recession that is dragging on. At the same time, a new view of the role of business is taking root- one that stirs corporations and entrepreneurs to play a focal role in solving social and environmental problems. In a single week, three events, in three capital cities demonstrate the vitality of this crusade… Continue reading →
An unexpected summer chat in my backyard: Talking about social innovation with an Ontario member of parliament!
A few days ago as I was working in my backyard when my provincial member of parliament paid me an unexpected visit as part of a pre-electoral effort to meet his constituents. We spoke only briefly but I was able to ask him about Ontario’s commitment to social innovation and he showed an impressive mastery of the topic. Continue reading →
Tweet À la veille du Rendez-vous des entrepreneurs sociaux qui se tiendra à Montréal le 7 juin prochain, je me suis dit qu’il était grand temps que je compose un billet de blogue en français… Toutes mes excuses aux lecteurs … Continue reading →
Muhammad Yunus is one of the most impressive individuals I have had a chance to meet…he is a pioneer of social innovation. Often called the father of microcredit, he started the Grameen Bank and a movement that spread all over the world. He has helped take millions out of poverty. He risks loosing his position as Managing Director of Grameen Bank. Continue reading →