Social Entrepreneurship: The Great Equalizer

“Rather than leaving societal needs to the government or business sectors, social entrepreneurs find what is not working and solve the problem by changing the system, spreading the solution, and persuading entire societies to take new leaps.”  Canadian Social Entrepreneurship Foundation Does anyone really feel free? Think about how your basic needs are met. Are … Continue reading Social Entrepreneurship: The Great Equalizer

Capitalism Evolves as Our Values Evolve – Herein Lies its Brilliance

A new set of behaviors is forcing a rethink of old, ossified ideas about cold-blooded capitalism. We are seeing the emergence of a structure best described as The Impact Economy. This is not some bubble-driven phenomenon, but a recalibration of supply and demand based on a more accurate system of measures that internalizes externalities and prioritizes … Continue reading Capitalism Evolves as Our Values Evolve – Herein Lies its Brilliance

Social Entrepreneurs Can Help End Poverty

What is a Social Entrepreneur? Although many definitions exist, I define a Social Entrepreneur as an entrepreneur that trades off short-term profits in exchange for long-term financial sustainability in order to create jobs for those currently excluded from the mainstream economy. Social Entrepreneurs are often associated with a "triple-bottom line" approach that values a balance … Continue reading Social Entrepreneurs Can Help End Poverty

Social Entrepreneurs Are Key to Diversifying Alberta’s Economy

What is a Social Entrepreneur? I define a Social Entrepreneur as an entrepreneur that trades off short-term profits in exchange for long-term financial sustainability in order to create jobs for those currently excluded from the mainstream economy. Social Entrepreneurs are often associated with a "triple-bottom line" approach that values a balance of social, economic and … Continue reading Social Entrepreneurs Are Key to Diversifying Alberta’s Economy