Creating a New Civilization Through Social Entrepreneurship

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Humanity is confronted with the gravest financial crisis and economic recession since the Great Depression. Political leaders, national ministries of finance, and central banks around the world are trying to prop up their countries? sinking economies and arrest a downward economic spiral by innovative financial rescue and bank bailout plans, as well as economic stimulus and recovery packages. These measures are being taken to reestablish trust in the economy and to trigger an economic revival. Despite these ...

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Overview

Humanity is confronted with the gravest financial crisis and economic recession since the Great Depression. Political leaders, national ministries of finance, and central banks around the world are trying to prop up their countries’ sinking economies and arrest a downward economic spiral by innovative financial rescue and bank bailout plans, as well as economic stimulus and recovery packages. These measures are being taken to reestablish trust in the economy and to trigger an economic revival. Despite these efforts, stagnation seems imminent, as uncertainty leads businesses and consumers to place spending and investing decisions on hold.

Social entrepreneurs are essential to the restoration of a sustainable planet and the improvement of lives of billions of people, especially of those living in extreme poverty. Therefore, social entrepreneurs deserve further recognition and support by the international community—by governments, multinational companies, and philanthropic organizations. Creating a New Civilization through Social Entrepreneurship highlights the global movement of social entrepreneurship and some of the leading organizations and individuals that are advancing this citizen sector movement. The volume presents examples of innovative people that are tackling major social problems and triggering systemic change throughout the world today.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412810944
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/1/2010
  • Pages: 194
  • Sales rank: 1,144,618
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Patrick U. Petit is an international mediator and representative to the United Nations of the Goi Peace Foundation. He has initiated more than thirty peace-building and peacemaking events in collaboration with regional and global intergovernmental and civil society organizations, as well as parliaments and parliamentary assemblies. He is the editor of numerous books, including Earthrise: The Dawning of a New Civilization in the 21st Century; Earth Capitalism: Creating a New Civilization through a Responsible Market Economy; and Creating a New Civilization through Social Entrepreneurship.

Muhammad Yunus was professor of economics at Chittagong College and founder of the Grameen Bank located in Bangladesh. He serves on the board of directors of the United Nations Foundation and has been the recipient of the Nobel Peace Price (awarded to him and the Grameen Bank in 2006).

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Table of Contents

Foreword: Social Business - Towards a Better Capitalism Muhammad Yunus ix

Preface Patrick U. Petit xvii

Introduction Hiroo Saionji xix

Part A The Future of Entrepreneurship from a Global and Holistic Perspective

What Will Happen in Capitalist Societies in the Future" - A Dialogue on the Future of Modern Civilization Hiroshi Tasaka 3

Entrepreneurship for a Better World Peter Spiegel 17

Entrepreneurs Creating the Economic Paradigm for the Future Paola Babos Monica Sharma 23

Transformative Entrepreneurship from a Global and Integral Perspective Nancy Roof 43

Part B Social Entrepreneurship: Rise of an Innovative Citizen Sector

Everyone a Changemaker - Social Entrepreneurship's Ultimate Goal Bill Drayton 53

Social Entrepreneurship-Altering the Face of Business Mirjam Schoening Parag Gupta 63

Entrepreneurial Solutions to Insoluble Problems John Elkington Pamela Hartigan 75

Be Bold - A Movement Begins with an Idea Lara Galinsky 87

Young Volunteers as Social Entrepreneurs Catherine Cecil 93

Social Enterprise and Social Entrepreneurship: Tools to Achieve a More Balanced World Kirsten Gagnaire 105

Part C Valuable Tools For (Social) Entrepreneurs

Social Entrepreneurship: The Balance of Business and Service Pamela Hawley 117

Giving Donors What They Need Andreas Rickert 123

Strategic Marketing for Social Entrepreneurs - How to Make Tough Product and Service Decisions Jerr Boschee 131

Teekampagne - "Citizen Entrepreneurship" for a Meaningful Life Guenter Faltin 143

Appendix: Declaration for All Life on Earth 157

Authors 161

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