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Social Enterprise Faces Money/Mission Crossroads

Riders for Health deals with tension common in social enterprise field, says co-founder

Riders for Health, a social enterprise working in sub-Saharan Africa, is facing a crossroads that’s common across the social enterprise board, says co-founder Andrea Coleman.

‘A Better Way’ — the Theme for Co-op Week 2013

Week coincides with International Credit Union Day

The theme for this year’s Co-op Week (Oct. 13-19) is “A Better Way,” and the Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA) is encouraging more Canadians to discover the benefits of doing business with a co-operative enterprise.

‘This Ain’t Your Daddy’s Conference’

Living the New Economy confluence kicks off in Vancouver, BC

The making of this year’s Living the New Economy confluence is in many ways the story of the new economy, says one of the lead organizers, Jordan Bober.

The Greater Social Enterprise Promise Highlighted at World Forum

Speakers share it; labs give chance to practice it

CALGARY - Author Ron Schultz’s favourite social enterprise story has that engaging blend of the bold, bizarre and exciting possibility – an African start-up that is training rats to detect landmines and saving thousands of lives.

Business is Our Last Hope: ‘Misfit’

Andreas Souvaliotis envisions a world where business can only survive if it's doing good

Even with the trillions of dollars and billions of volunteer hours invested in charity over the last 30 years, it has not succeeded in adequately addressing the world's most pressing issues, says Andreas Souvaliotis. He's holding up business as the “only major lever we have left at our disposal” to generate truly effective change.

Global Forum a Hotbed of Social Enterprise Curiosity

What's your burning social enterprise question?

CALGARY – The Social Enterprise World Forum delegates convening in Calgary this week bring a rich blend of social enterprise questions and issues they're keen to explore with peers in the field.

Calibrating Your Mindset Ahead of SEWF

Taking social enterprise from the head to the heart

Dr. Wanda Wuttunee will share an experiential approach to mindsets focusing on gifts during the opening session of the Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) on Oct. 3.

Epic Business Prize Dream Shared at UN Venue

David Cooperrider calls for ‘urgent optimism’ around business as positive force for a better world

Sweden needs to import garbage to sustain a power plant run on waste. David Cooperrider says this captures our age and that we have a “once-in-civilization” opportunity.

New Study Provides Hard Data on Ontario’s Social Enterprise Ecology

Research builds case for supporting social enterprise: CCEDNet director

From the number of Ontario residents employed to the sales figures, a new study released Sept. 19 provides the first-of-its-kind hard data on Ontario’s social enterprise ecology.

Social Impact a Growing Focus in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

All types of businesses engaging in social inclusion strategies, says executive director

The highest concentration of social enterprises in B.C. and potentially in Canada is in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES), says Wes Regan, executive director of the Hastings Crossing Business Improvement Area (HxBIA). HxBIA serves 650 businesses in a central portion of the DTES with community resilience, inclusivity and local economic sustainability in mind.

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