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33 Social Entrepreneurs Who Make This World A Better Place

January 14th, 2012 · No Comments · Entrepreneurship

Big Ideas:

  • Social Entrepreneurs focus on doing good in the world, not only profits.
  • IdeaMensch summarizes the work of 33 social entrepreneurs making a difference.

IdeaMensch has a great post providing examples of  33 social entrepreneurs. These social entrepreneurs are proof that talented individuals can indeed make a substantial difference to the world.

Some of my favourite examples are:

Emile Cureau and Rachel Cope are developing a charitable web app called LazyAngel that allows Internet users to fight child malnutrition for free.

Print a Forest, aims to plant 75 trees for every tree used for printing on paper.

Matt Flannery is the co-founder of Kiva, the original global microfinance platform. Kiva benefits low-income entrepreneurs by offering microloans from people like you and me.

Kendra Stitt Robins is the founder and executive director of Project Night Night, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing care packages for homeless and transient children living in shelters across the country.

Take a moment now to read about all the social entrepreneurs on IdeaMensch.

Action Items

  • Get some inspiration and read about the 33 social entrepreneurs.
  • Think about how you can shift your business or job to doing a little more good in the world?
  • Profits are not enough for a meaningful life, plan on how you are going to make a difference.


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