The rise of social enterprises

After a week of conferences on philanthropy, impact investing and social enterprise, it’s time for a quick reflection. Social enterprise is often heralded as the next breakthrough in both social science and business – we should do well and do good. It is better than the traditional non-profit model because it has a ‘business model’ and…

What is a social enterprise?

The other day I mentioned to my friends that I have been getting involved in the world of social enterprises. Naturally, one friend asked “what’s a social enterprise?”  And before I could start off my philosophical speech on how social enterprise is something in between the public and private sector or even better, explaining that it’s really a…

創業小教練 2 - 創業與創新

剛好又有機會跟創業團隊討論他們的business model。那位巴西創業家是一位時裝設計師,已經有自己的品牌,在不同渠道銷售,最近有機會接觸到社企這個概念,希望融入一些新概念,加強自己的產品。