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Social Business Forum 2016 – 9th Edition, The Platfirm Age, social business.#Social

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20. Meaningful Brand Mentors

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Social Good Airline Campaigns

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Fog-Harvesting Water Collection Systems

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Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Brands

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Wrapper-Free Shopping Systems

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Inclusive Silent Tea Shops

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Homeless Pizzeria Initiatives

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Informative Conscious Consumerism Extensions

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Bespoke Clothing Platforms

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Waste-Repurposing Fish Projects

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Eco-Friendly Denim Collections

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Refugee Rickshaw Services

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Body Rights-Promoting Fashion

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Women’s Coworking Spaces

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Sustainable Denim Pop-Ups

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Gourmet Soap Collections

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Charitable Wedding Registries

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Larvae Livestock Feed

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Charitable Bamboo Underwear

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Water Scarcity Awareness Campaigns

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Water-Efficient Barley Farming

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Educational Water Conservation Days

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Cognitive Hearing Aids

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Zero Waste Sunglasses

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Ethical Chocolate Brands

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Rural Broadband Strategies

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Crime-Stopping Facial Recognition

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Socially Conscious Athletic Apparel

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Sun-Dyed Fabric Collections

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Socially Conscious Entertainment Resources

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CPR Recruiting Apps

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Charitable Personalized Perfumes

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Wheelchair Cooling Systems

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Recycled Ink Cartridge Initiatives

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Rapper-Led Innovation Challenges

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Human Rights Hand Creams

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Translating Smart Gloves

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Wearable Navigation Systems

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Socially Conscious Pop-Up Restaurants

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Philanthropic Luxury Retailers

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Socially Conscious Unisex Clothing

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LGBTQ-Themed Emojis

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Drowning Prevention Wearables

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Inexpensive Disease Testing Machines

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Anime-Themed Trains

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Water Micro-Franchising Models

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Community-Focused Coworking Spaces

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Product Modelling Networks

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Marriage Equality Ice Creams

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SOCIAL BUSINESS and its partner groups are dedicated to raising awareness for the innovative social businesses that are changing our world. We showcase ideas, businesses and people that are creating positive social change. [More]

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What is a social entrepreneur, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, social business.#Social

What is a social entrepreneur ?

What is a Social Entrepreneur?

Social entrepreneurs drive social innovation and transformation in various fields including education, health, environment and enterprise development. They pursue poverty alleviation goals with entrepreneurial zeal, business methods and the courage to innovate and overcome traditional practices. A social entrepreneur, similar to a business entrepreneur, builds strong and sustainable organizations, which are either set up as not-for-profits or companies.

A social entrepreneur is a leader or pragmatic visionary who:

  • Achieves large scale, systemic and sustainable social change through a new invention, a different approach, a more rigorous application of known technologies or strategies, or a combination of these.
  • Focuses first and foremost on the social and/or ecological value creation and tries to optimize the financial value creation.
  • Innovates by finding a new product, a new service, or a new approach to a social problem.
  • Continuously refines and adapts approach in response to feedback.
  • Combines the characteristics represented by Richard Branson and Mother Teresa.

The Schwab Foundation employs the following criteria when looking for leading social entrepreneurs: Innovation, Sustainability, Reach and social impact.

Social entrepreneurs share some come common traits including:

  • An unwavering belief in the innate capacity of all people to contribute meaningfully to economic and social development
  • A driving passion to make that happen.
  • A practical but innovative stance to a social problem, often using market principles and forces, coupled with dogged determination, that allows them to break away from constraints imposed by ideology or field of discipline, and pushes them to take risks that others wouldn’t dare.
  • A zeal to measure and monitor their impact. Entrepreneurs have high standards, particularly in relation to their own organization’s efforts and in response to the communities with which they engage. Data, both quantitative and qualitative, are their key tools, guiding continuous feedback and improvement.
  • A healthy impatience. Social Entrepreneurs cannot sit back and wait for change to happen – they are the change drivers.

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

Social entrepreneurship is

  • About applying practical, innovative and sustainable approaches to benefit society in general, with an emphasis on those who are marginalized and poor.
  • A term that captures a unique approach to economic and social problems, an approach that cuts across sectors and disciplines grounded in certain values and processes that are common to each social entrepreneur, independent of whether his/ her area of focus has been education, health, welfare reform, human rights, workers’ rights, environment, economic development, agriculture, etc., or whether the organizations they set up are non-profit or for-profit entities.
  • It is this approach that sets the social entrepreneur apart from the rest of the crowd of well-meaning people and organizations who dedicate their lives to social improvement.

About organizational models

Leveraged non-profit ventures

The entrepreneur sets up a non-profit organization to drive the adoption of an innovation that addresses a market or government failure. In doing so, the entrepreneur engages a cross section of society, including private and public organizations, to drive forward the innovation through a multiplier effect. Leveraged non-profit ventures continuously depend on outside philanthropic funding, but their longer term sustainability is often enhanced given that the partners have a vested interest in the continuation of the venture.

Hybrid non-profit ventures

The entrepreneur sets up a non-profit organization but the model includes some degree of cost-recovery through the sale of goods and services to a cross section of institutions, public and private, as well as to target population groups. Often, the entrepreneur sets up several legal entities to accommodate the earning of an income and the charitable expenditures in an optimal structure. To be able to sustain the transformation activities in full and address the needs of clients, who are often poor or marginalized from society, the entrepreneur must mobilize other sources of funding from the public and/or philanthropic sectors. Such funds can be in the form of grants or loans, and even quasi-equity.

Social business ventures

The entrepreneur sets up a for-profit entity or business to provide a social or ecological product or service. While profits are ideally generated, the main aim is not to maximize financial returns for shareholders but to grow the social venture and reach more people in need. Wealth accumulation is not a priority and profits are reinvested in the enterprise to fund expansion. The entrepreneur of a social business venture seeks investors who are interested in combining financial and social returns on their investments.



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    Do you sometimes feel like a lonely sustainability crusader in a dangerous business world? Well, you re not! There are many other CSR professionals that are struggling to get their internal stakeholders onboard the sustainability train. Because even though many businesses have their codes of conduct, CSR policies or sustainability strategies in place, this does not [ ]

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    The Social Business Company

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  • Social Business

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  • Social Business

    Speaking

  • Social Business

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    Heartcore business – how do you create social and economic value?

    New times create new needs – and new needs require new solutions. We inspire and help companies and entrepreneurs put economic and social value creation into the heart of their business and organization.

    • Social business
    • Social business
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    Get latest social business news, sustainability trends and exclusive offers. Sign up and get FREE bonus guide to the Five Markets of Change + a FREE chapter of The New Pioneers

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    Do you sometimes feel like a lonely sustainability crusader in a dangerous business world? Well, you re not! There are many other CSR professionals that are struggling to get their internal stakeholders onboard the sustainability train. Because even though many businesses have their codes of conduct, CSR policies or sustainability strategies in place, this does not [ ]

    LATEST

    ARTICLES

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    Listen to the interview from the American radio show The Greenpreneur Show where Tania Ellis and Sille Krukow, experts within CSR and behavioural design, discuss how businesses can create sustainable customer engagement while improving societal impact and the bottom line. Click Read more to listen to the interview.

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    Want to exchange more, learn more and do better? Then why not become a Premium member of The Social Business Club, so you can become part of an exclusive network and Club Circle for CSR sustainability professionals?

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    Event Date: 29 Aug 09:00 – 14 Dec 15:00

    Praktisk anvendelig uddannelse med certificering for professionelle med fokus på forandringsledelse og CSR version 2.0. Ønsker du at arbejde professionelt med CSR eller arbejder du allerede med CSR som rådgiver eller leder, men med ønske om at opgradere din viden og kompetencer med særligt fokus på forandringsledelse og koblingen mellem forretning, samfundsansvar og innovation? [ ]



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    Social Business Forum 2016 – 9th Edition, The Platfirm Age, social business.#Social

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    Social Business, social business.#Social #business


    social business

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    Social business

    20. Meaningful Brand Mentors

    Social business

    Social business

    Social business

    Social Good Airline Campaigns

    Social business

    Fog-Harvesting Water Collection Systems

    Social business

    Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Brands

    Social business

    Wrapper-Free Shopping Systems

    Social business

    Inclusive Silent Tea Shops

    Social business

    Homeless Pizzeria Initiatives

    Social business

    Informative Conscious Consumerism Extensions

    Social business

    Bespoke Clothing Platforms

    Social business

    Waste-Repurposing Fish Projects

    Social business

    Eco-Friendly Denim Collections

    Social business

    Refugee Rickshaw Services

    Social business

    Body Rights-Promoting Fashion

    Social business

    Women’s Coworking Spaces

    Social business

    Sustainable Denim Pop-Ups

    Social business

    Gourmet Soap Collections

    Social business

    Charitable Wedding Registries

    Social business

    Larvae Livestock Feed

    Social business

    Charitable Bamboo Underwear

    Social business

    Water Scarcity Awareness Campaigns

    Social business

    Water-Efficient Barley Farming

    Social business

    Educational Water Conservation Days

    Social business

    Cognitive Hearing Aids

    Social business

    Zero Waste Sunglasses

    Social business

    Ethical Chocolate Brands

    Social business

    Rural Broadband Strategies

    Social business

    Crime-Stopping Facial Recognition

    Social business

    Socially Conscious Athletic Apparel

    Social business

    Sun-Dyed Fabric Collections

    Social business

    Socially Conscious Entertainment Resources

    Social business

    CPR Recruiting Apps

    Social business

    Charitable Personalized Perfumes

    Social business

    Wheelchair Cooling Systems

    Social business

    Recycled Ink Cartridge Initiatives

    Social business

    Rapper-Led Innovation Challenges

    Social business

    Human Rights Hand Creams

    Social business

    Translating Smart Gloves

    Social business

    Wearable Navigation Systems

    Social business

    Socially Conscious Pop-Up Restaurants

    Social business

    Philanthropic Luxury Retailers

    Social business

    Socially Conscious Unisex Clothing

    Social business

    LGBTQ-Themed Emojis

    Social business

    Drowning Prevention Wearables

    Social business

    Inexpensive Disease Testing Machines

    Social business

    Anime-Themed Trains

    Social business

    Water Micro-Franchising Models

    Social business

    Community-Focused Coworking Spaces

    Social business

    Product Modelling Networks

    Social business

    Marriage Equality Ice Creams

    Social business

    SOCIAL BUSINESS and its partner groups are dedicated to raising awareness for the innovative social businesses that are changing our world. We showcase ideas, businesses and people that are creating positive social change. [More]

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    Social Media for Business: A Marketer s Guide, social business.#Social #business


    Social Media for Business: A Marketer’s Guide

    With such a large percentage of the public using social media Pew Research Center reports 70 percent businesses can t afford not to interact with customers via channels like Facebook, Twitter and other social platforms. But while you should be marketing via social media, you shouldn t necessarily be on every channel. It s important for you to invest in the platforms where you re more likely to reach and engage with your audience.

    To choose the best social media channels for you to interact with your customers, take some time to familiarize yourself with each network, how it runs and what demographics use that platform. Here are the basics you need to know about today s most popular social media platforms.

    Facebook

    Facebook is the biggest social network on the web, both in terms of name recognition and total number of users. With nearly 2 billion active users, Facebook is a great medium for connecting people from all over the world with your business.

    In the 13 years since it launched, Facebook has grown from a simple website where college students could keep in touch into a multifaceted web and mobile social platform where anyone can connect with not just their friends and family, but also celebrities, organizations, businesses and more, thanks to the Pages feature.

    Considering that Facebook has a wealth of options for any type of organization, it s a great starting point for your business, regardless of your industry. You can use Facebook to share photos, videos, important company updates and more. Additionally, the site can be more low-maintenance than other social networks. Whether you post several updates a day or only a few a week won t make much of a difference in what your fans think of you. [Learn more about using Facebook for business.]

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    Twitter

    With Twitter, you can share short text updates (of 140 characters or fewer), along with videos, images, links, polls and more. You can also easily interact with other users by mentioning their usernames in your posts, so Twitter is a great way to quickly connect with people all around the world.

    Twitter averages about 328 million active users worldwide and is one of the top 10 websites in the United States. Because of its wide reach, this platform is not only a great way to market your business, but also an effective channel for handling customer service. For example, if you maintain an active Twitter presence, customers who are also active on the platform will seek you out to express concerns or share their praise.

    If you have interesting content, Twitter is also a great tool for quickly spreading the word. Retweeting and sharing other users content is incredibly simple. Hashtags help boost posts, and if a user with a lot of followers retweets you, your content has the potential to go viral. But with Twitter, it s important to remember to find balance. Don t simply share your own links or media; instead, make sure you are also sharing a lot of interesting, relevant content from other Twitter users and from around the web so your audience doesn t think you care only about what your business is doing. [Learn more about using Twitter for business.]

    Pinterest

    This visually oriented platform allows users to save and display content by pinning digital bulletin boards, which can be organized by category. For example, a personal user might have a food board dedicated to pinning recipes, another board dedicated to photography, and so on. The platform also has a series of special types of pins called Rich Pins, which brands can use to add special information to their pins, like product details and even location maps.

    Every pin includes an image or video, and like Facebook, it is fairly low-maintenance in terms of post frequency. However, keeping your boards organized and search-friendly can be time-consuming. It s also more of a niche network than Facebook or Twitter, so it may not work for everyone. Popular categories on the site are DIY projects, fashion, exercise, beauty, photography and food. That s not to say that businesses outside of these categories can t succeed on the platform, but it does make Pinterest an especially good marketing tool for businesses in those areas. [Learn more about using Pinterest for business.]

    Instagram

    Like Pinterest, Instagram is a visual social media platform based entirely on photo and video posts. The Facebook-owned network has more than 700 million active users, many of whom post about food, art, travel, fashion and similar subjects. Instagram is distinguished by its unique filters and photo- and video-editing options. It s important to note that this platform is almost entirely mobile: You can t take photos or create new posts on the desktop version.

    More artistic niches tend to excel on Instagram, and it may not be the best fit for your business, depending on your industry. Regardless, it s important that the person running your account have a good eye for detail and at least basic photography skills so the photos and videos posted to your account are high-quality.

    Don t be discouraged if your industry is underrepresented on Instagram; if you can find the right hashtags to latch onto and post intriguing photos, you will most likely make it work. [Learn more about using Instagram for business.]

    Snapchat

    Snapchat is another mobile-only visual social media network that s known for its disappearing content. The 150 million-plus app users can send videos and photos, available for up to 10 seconds at a time, to one another, or post content to their public Stories, which disappears after 24 hours. Over the past five years, the app has expanded to include chat, messaging, image storage, events and media content. Now, content can easily be saved and uploaded elsewhere.

    Because posts are so temporary, there is less pressure to create super-polished content. You can also see how many and which specific users viewed your story. A small business will mostly likely utilize the platform for its Stories, but keep in mind that only users who have added you can view the story content. However, once you have an audience, the story feature allows you to easily create story-driven and interactive content. [Learn more about using Snapchat for business.]

    YouTube

    YouTube is a video-sharing platform with over a billion users, where people can view, upload, rate, share and comment on content. Now owned by Google, the site is a huge hub for news and entertainment.

    Created over a decade ago, YouTube has gone through numerous changes. For instance, users can now make money from Google AdSense, with the revenue dependent on the number of views on a video.

    Many businesses on YouTube have a creative, visual or educational component. The platform is heavily driven by creativity in nature, so it s important to have a tailored video editor producing content. However, your business doesn t need a channel to market on the platform. There s a subculture of vloggers called YouTubers who publish frequent videos and often maintain large audiences. Often, businesses partner with YouTubers for product placement, because these users already have engaged audiences. [Learn more about using YouTube for business.]

    Additional reporting by Danielle Corcione and Brittney Morgan.

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    Jill Bowers is a technical writer by day and a fantasy author by night. She has more than 10 years of writing experience for both B2C and B2B content, focusing on topics like travel writing, consumer finance, business marketing, social media marketing and other business categories. She spends an inordinate amount of time singing love songs to her dog, composes handbell music and writes YA fantasy novels.



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    Heartcore business – how do you create social and economic value?

    New times create new needs – and new needs require new solutions. We inspire and help companies and entrepreneurs put economic and social value creation into the heart of their business and organization.

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    Do you sometimes feel like a lonely sustainability crusader in a dangerous business world? Well, you re not! There are many other CSR professionals that are struggling to get their internal stakeholders onboard the sustainability train. Because even though many businesses have their codes of conduct, CSR policies or sustainability strategies in place, this does not [ ]

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    Listen to the interview from the American radio show The Greenpreneur Show where Tania Ellis and Sille Krukow, experts within CSR and behavioural design, discuss how businesses can create sustainable customer engagement while improving societal impact and the bottom line. Click Read more to listen to the interview.

    Upcoming

    Events

    Social business

    Event Date: 21 Feb 09:00 – 8 Jun 15:00

    Praktisk anvendelig uddannelse med certificering for professionelle med fokus på forandringsledelse og CSR version 2.0. Ønsker du at arbejde professionelt med CSR eller arbejder du allerede med CSR som rådgiver eller leder, men med ønske om at opgradere din viden og kompetencer med særligt fokus på forandringsledelse og koblingen mellem forretning, samfundsansvar og innovation? [ ]

    Social business

    Event Date: 1 Apr 12:00 – 1 May 16:00

    Want to exchange more, learn more and do better? Then why not become a Premium member of The Social Business Club, so you can become part of an exclusive network and Club Circle for CSR sustainability professionals?

    Social business

    Event Date: 29 Aug 09:00 – 14 Dec 15:00

    Praktisk anvendelig uddannelse med certificering for professionelle med fokus på forandringsledelse og CSR version 2.0. Ønsker du at arbejde professionelt med CSR eller arbejder du allerede med CSR som rådgiver eller leder, men med ønske om at opgradere din viden og kompetencer med særligt fokus på forandringsledelse og koblingen mellem forretning, samfundsansvar og innovation? [ ]