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Social Entrepreneurship

Guide to resources dealing with Social Entrepreneurship.


Acumen Fund

Acumen Fund is a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty. It seeks to prove that small amounts of philanthropic capital, combined with large doses of business acumen, can build thriving enterprises that serve vast numbers of the, pop culture and more. of all the ads you missed and want to see, or saw and want to see again.


AfriGadget is a website dedicated to showcasing African ingenuity. A team of bloggers and readers contribute their pictures, videos and stories from around the continent.

Alltop : Social entrepreneurship

The best of blogs on social entrepreneurship, from Guy Kawasaki’s Alltop.

Annansi Chronicles

G. Kofi Annan is a consultant who works with global brands to create socially innovative community experiences. Annansi Chronicles covers the culture and business trends which are defining Africa’s new brand image.


Audeamus covers the world of social entrepreneurship, international development, global philanthropy, social enterprise and corporate social responsibility.


What happens when technology can do great things for humanity, but doesn't make a lot of money? Jim Fruchterman explores the social entrepreneurship side of technology applications.

Capital Ideas

Capital Ideas is a six month series providing a "Finance 101 for Social Entrepreneurs" through a combined offering of basic finance knowledge, practical advice and case studies.


Catalyst endeavours to meet with and learn about the best examples of social enterprise, ethical business, and community cooperation around the world.

CSR Wire

CSRwire is the leading global source of Corporate Social Responsibility news. – Social entrepreneurship

The social entrepreneurship blog @ Nathaniel is the founding Director of the Center for Global Engagement at Northwestern University, which works annually with hundreds of students in dozens of countries around the world through curricular programs and student project incubation.


The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform.This blog offers insight into their activities and those of their partners around the world.

Cleantech Blog is one of the premier sites for commentary on clean technologies, news, and issues relating to next generation energy and the environment.

Dani Rodrik's Weblog

Professor of International Political Economy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Dani Rodrik offers unconventional thoughts on economic development and globalization.


Social entrepreneurship, consensual education and social media. News, fellowships, training programs, resources.

Echoing Green

Echoing Green documents news, trends, and the true life of social entrepreneurs. Its goal is to seed social entrepreneurs and their innovative ideas for positive change.

Ecological Economics

Ecological Economics is a blog designed to daylight and refine economists’ and ecologists' views, agreements, and disagreements on current environmental and natural resource issues.

Fast Company – Social Responsibility

Fast Company often features articles on social responsibility and social entrepreneurship. They also organize every year the Social Capitalist Awards. Along with the 45 world-changing nonprofits, they also honor ten companies not only striving to make a profit, but to also make a difference.

Forging Ahead

Kjerstin Erickson was 20 when she launched FORGE. She didn't have a business plan. She didn't have a revenue model. And she didn't have a penny. But she now works in three refugee camps in Zambia, helping refugees build better lives. This is her story.

From Poverty to Power

From Poverty to Power emerged as a big conversation, involving hundreds of people within and outside Oxfam, which grapples with the big issues of development – climate change, the role of science and tech, power and politics.

Global Voices Online

Global Voices is a leading participatory media news room for voices from the developing world. Begun in 2005 as a simple blog, Global Voices has grown into a vibrant global community of more than 150 active volunteer authors and translators.

Global X

Watch leading social entrepreneurs as they tell moving stories that had a significant impact on their personal and professional lives. They also give aspiring social entrepreneurs advice they can use immediately to scale their ventures.

Grameen Foundation

The Grameen Foundation combines the power of microfinance, technology and innovative solutions to defeat global poverty. This is their blog.


Journalist Dan Ilett and friends write, which tracks the explosion of environmental business.


GreenBiz offers daily news on green business, business and climate change, and sustainable business practices.


GreenUpgrader scours the earth for the best & most innovative environmentally friendly products, bringing you choices and inspiration for ways to protect our planet.

Global Envision

Global Envision is dedicated to increasing awareness of two of the defining trends of our time — the spread of more open markets and the global fight against poverty.


The writers at Gristmill feel that reading environmental journalism too often feels like eating your vegetables. Boiled. With no butter. At Gristmill, they bring the life out of green issues and sustainable living.

Have Fun, Do Good

Britt Bravo, founder of the Changeblogger Network, blogs on topics that focus on teaching individuals and organizations to realize their big vision.

Kiva Chronicles

Co-founder of Kiva, one of the most successful social ventures today, Matt Flannery blogs about his real-life experiences as a social entrepreneur.

Let there D.light!

Sam Goldman wants to make his company, D.light, a world market leader in off-grid lighting and power solutions, unceasingly serving his customers with innovative products that improve their lives. This is his blog.

Marc Gunther

Marc Gunther is a leading thinker about business and sustainability. All of his work is animated by his belief that companies that make the world a better place—by serving their customers, their workers and their communities—will deliver superior results to their owners in the long run.

Marketing Green

Marketing Green’s mission is to provide industry professionals with practical strategic marketing advice on how to build green brands and motivate mass market adoption of more sustainable products. brings together the community of business leaders, social entrepreneurs, NGOs, policy makers, and academics who want to explore the connection between development and enterprise.


ODI is Britain's leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues. Its mission is to inspire and inform policy and practice which lead to the reduction of poverty, working with partners in the public and private sectors, in both developing and developed countries.

Philanthropy 2173

Philanthropy 2173 offers provocations on the future of philanthropy, including ideas on social change, the private sector, and the social good.

Poverty and Growth

This blog is maintained by the Poverty and Growth Program of the World Bank Institute. It brings you timely news, resources, tools, ideas and commentary on poverty and growth related issues.

Private Sector Development Blog

The Private Sector Development Blog gathers together news, resources and ideas about the role of private enterprise in fighting poverty. The PSD Blog is maintained by the World Bank Group’s Rapid Response knowledge service.

School for Social Entrepreneurs

The School for Social Entrepreneurs' main blog, it offers information, news and views on social entrepreneurs, social enterprise, and social entrepreneurship.

Social Edge

Social Edge is the global online community where social entrepreneurs and other practitioners of the social benefit sector connect to network, learn, inspire and share resources. A Skoll Foundation initiative.

Social Enterprise Reporter

SER provides North American social entrepreneurs and nonprofit enterprise directors with practical news and information, business tools, and inspiration to help you improve the profitability and impact of social purpose ventures.

Social Entrepreneurship is a social entrepreneurship venture whose blog aims to serve as the central platform informing and empowering movements for social change around the most important issues of our time.

Social ROI

SocialROI sets out to enable social entrepreneurship and to spread the word about some of the good stuff that’s happening in the space.


Socializing offers thoughts on social change, social capital, social enterprise, social marketing, social impact assessment, social software and other related topics.

Spare Change

Blogger Nedra is a consultant, author and speaker who uses social marketing to promote health and social issues.

Stanford Social Innovation Review

Strategies, tools and ideas for nonprofits, foundations and socially responsible businesses


StartUpAfrica is a blog dedicated to entrepreneurship in Africa with a particular focus on technology entrepreneurship.

Timbuktu Chronicles

Timbuktu Chronicles seeks to spur dialogue in areas of entrepreneurship, technology and the scientific method as it impacts Africa.


TreeHugger is a leading media outlet dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream. It strives to be a one-stop shop for green news, solutions, and product information.

Triple Pundit

Serving people, planet, and profit, this blog offers an integrated bottom-line approach to looking at business from the next generation of MBAs.

Truck and Barter

Where sympathy and hedonism collide, this blog tackles everything from globalization and trade, to Africa and energy.


Worldchanging is a media organization that seeks to inspire readers around the world with stories of the most important and innovative new tools, models and ideas for building a bright sustainable future.

World is Green is about the concept of “sustainability”. It focuses on the three forces of profits, planets and people as the triple bottom line, which need to work in harmony for a sustainable future.

Xigi is a space for making connections and gathering intelligence within the capital market that invests in good. It’s a social network, tool provider, and online platform for tracking the nature and amount of investment activity in this emerging market.

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