In Search of The Hybrid Ideal

In the first large-scale, quantitative study of nascent social entrepreneurs, researchers from Harvard Business School and Echoing Green examine the rise of hybrid organizations that combine aspects of nonprofits and for-profits and the challenges hybrids face as they attempt to integrate traditionally separate organizational models.

 

We expect this hybridization movement to be slow and gradual, as existing organizations are already embedded […]

Helping Smallholders Become Financially Secure through Mobile-powered Tools

David Opio, one of the finalists in Unilever’s Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards, heads up Ensibuuko, a social enterprise which empowers rural farmers and increases their financial wellbeing.

Opio, now 27, is the founder of Ensibuuko, a social enterprise that is not only introducing farmers to reliable buyers – cutting out the middle man – but also addressing one of the […]

An Approach to Ending Poverty That Works

“Ending extreme poverty by 2030 is the BHAG – the big, hairy audacious goal – of our generation. While skepticism abounds, momentum is on our side, with poverty rates falling in every region of world.

Unfortunately, these trends still have little to no impact on the lives of a critical and chronically marginalized subset of the extreme poor around the world, those living […]

Juntos Project: Smart Fashion & Functional Beauty

Frankie Picasso and the Good Radio Network speaks to Mauricio Laniades, the young entrepreneur and CEO of Juntos Shoes and the Juntos Project.

Mauricio manufactures the iconic El Zapato de Lona, the Ecuadorian street shoe! The flip-flop is to Rio, is like this simple canvas lace-up is to cities like Guayaquil, Ecuador. The shoe is worn by the the working class, […]

The Good Radio Network: Introducing Scalechange’s New Strategic Partner!

 

Introducing GRN, led by host and firecracker of hope, Frankie Picasso!
As a Social-Preneur and advocate for a socially conscious planet, it is my passion and purpose to help make a positive social impact on the world around me. Ways I hope to accomplish this are by making sure our content is positive and uplifting, that our guests are inspirational and […]