Archives pour le tag new economic models

Weekend Readings - Towards a New Capitalism?

Dernière mise à jour le 1 mars 2013.

Weekend Readings - Towards a New Capitalism?

Millenials (in North America) have a completely different life and work expectations than their parents do. They want to combine traditional capitalist values with a high sense of purpose. Their buying choices are also influenced by their perception of the ethical behviour of a company and by the desire to make responsible choices which will affect positively the people involved in all of the supply chain.

The front figure of this profound change in North America would be food giant Whole Foods. A Forbes/Ashoka article explores this "councious capitalism" through a Q&A session with Whole Foods CEO John ...

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Weekend Readings - Scaling social impact

Dernière mise à jour le 6 février 2013.

Weekend Readings - Scaling social impact

Maximizing social impact seems to be on everyone's lips these days. In the past few years, sceptcism towards normal business' ability to address the needs of the world have grown. In the aftermath of the economic crises, more people have rejected the idea of traditionnal profit seeking enterprise and want something more. The Y generation is increasingly seeking alternatives to traditionnal business models, wanting to make an impact on this world. This phenomenon has also been accompanied by critics of the traditionnal non-profit model. Many claim non-profits should learn from enterprises' efficiencies. And while these claims might be unjustified ...

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InnovAfrica: Social innovation in the South

Dernière mise à jour le 4 février 2013.

InnovAfrica: Social innovation in the South

For a second year, Imagination for People is the organization leading the InnovAfrica forum. Our team has been working for a year now to organize this fourth forum taking place in Dakar, Senegal. The event launched, with great success, this morning, with activities taking place through Friday.

More than 100 leaders and innovators of all kind from West Africa working around the common goal of furthering new uses of technological and social innovation for development are reunited in Dakar. They are joined by online participants through the "Réseau Correspondant" working group. The theme this year is «Innovation by Experimentation ...

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