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Hybrid Business Models

 
 
 

L3Cs, B-Corps and other types of business models are transforming business as usual.

Non-profit social entrepreneurs often struggle to scale up their innovations without adequate access to the growth capital, distribution systems and infrastructure readily available to conventional businesses.
Rather than accepting these limitations, many are increasingly pursuing hybrid models that draw from the best of both worlds, incorporating traditional business structures and strategies to achieve a social bottom line.
 

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Recap: Big Business, Bigger Impact: The Pursuit, Peril, and Power of Partnership

Ida Jeng
Refugees United

 
 
 

Participants in this session tackled questions like, “How can entrepreneurs and businesses alleviate pressing social issues together?” and “How do you convince a multinational company to fund your social innovation?”

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Participants in this session tackled questions like, “How can entrepreneurs and businesses alleviate pressing social issues together?” and “How do you convince a multinational company to fund your social innovation?”

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The Critical Role of Leadership in Driving Social Innovation

Katherine Pickus
Abbott

 
 
 

Across different sectors and diverse geographies, leadership has always been an integral element to driving progress. So it’s no surprise that the theme of dynamic leadership emerged time and time again at the recent Social Innovation Summit.

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Across different sectors and diverse geographies, leadership has always been an integral element to driving progress. So it’s no surprise that the theme of dynamic leadership emerged time and time again at the recent Social Innovation Summit.

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3 Key Characteristics of Great Social Business Entrepreneurs

Saskia Bruysten
Yunus Social Business

 
 
 

For YSB, a burning interest is not enough; we look for a deep and mature understanding of the complexities behind the social or environmental issue that stems from years of hands-on experience.

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For YSB, a burning interest is not enough; we look for a deep and mature understanding of the complexities behind the social or environmental issue that stems from years of hands-on experience.

“He asked me, 'what is a social business?' I said, a social business is something which will do good TO people.”

Muhammad Yunus

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An Important New Task for the U.S. Government

Sonal Shah, Case Foundation

Jitinder Kohli, Monitor Deloitte

 
 
 

Today’s challenges are more complicated and interconnected than ever before and cannot be solved by a single actor or solution. That is why government has an opportunity to engage with the actors in the Impact Economy from non-profits to businesses. The results could create jobs, drive new solutions, and catalyze a vibrant new economy.

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Today’s challenges are more complicated and interconnected than ever before and cannot be solved by a single actor or solution. That is why government has an opportunity to engage with the actors in the Impact Economy from non-profits to businesses. The results could create jobs, drive new solutions, and catalyze a vibrant new economy.

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GameChangers: The World's Top Purpose-Driven Organizations

Andrew Hewitt
The GameChangers

 
 
 

If you want to build one of these “force-for-good” businesses, is there a model to follow? How do you measure your success or failure? And if you want to work at one of these purpose-driven orgs, how do you find and differentiate the performers from the pretenders?

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If you want to build one of these “force-for-good” businesses, is there a model to follow? How do you measure your success or failure? And if you want to work at one of these purpose-driven orgs, how do you find and differentiate the performers from the pretenders?

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Social Impact Bonds: Building a Financial Market for Social Outcomes

Tracy Palandjian
Social Finance

 
 
 

Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) are a recent financing innovation in which investment capital is raised to expand effective social programs. SIBs drive government accountability by transferring the risk of failure to investors and by focusing attention on outcomes rather than outputs.

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Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) are a recent financing innovation in which investment capital is raised to expand effective social programs. SIBs drive government accountability by transferring the risk of failure to investors and by focusing attention on outcomes rather than outputs.

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Half-Baked: Why We Need To Rethink Social Enterprise Accelerator Programs

Kristin Gilliss
Mulago Foundation

 
 
 

Social accelerators need to increase emphasis on design for impact. Philanthropy and development dollars should fund great organizations with rigorous focus on both impact model and business model.

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Social accelerators need to increase emphasis on design for impact. Philanthropy and development dollars should fund great organizations with rigorous focus on both impact model and business model.

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Doing Well in Africa Can Also Mean Doing Good

Funsho Allu
46 Parallels

 
 
 

Often assumed to be incompatible with commercial investing, confined to multilateral agencies or social responsibility arms of corporates polishing a public image, sustainable business is increasingly significant to investors.

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Often assumed to be incompatible with commercial investing, confined to multilateral agencies or social responsibility arms of corporates polishing a public image, sustainable business is increasingly significant to investors.

“You are masters at imagining products and services that do not yet exist, and crafting solutions for problems that have been around for too long.”

Queen Rania of Jordan

 

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