Social Entrepreneurship: The Business CaseA report on the Sixth Global Summit on Social Entrepreneurship held in Switzerland during January 2007.
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From 21 to 23 January, 2007, approximately 300 participants gathered in Rüschlikon, Switzerland, for the Schwab Foundations Sixth Global Summit on Social Entrepreneurship. The theme of the summit, Social Entrepreneurship: The Business Case, focused on highlighting how social entrepreneurs align poverty reduction and financial profit goals.
Key objectives were as follows.
- To continue to build the community of accomplished social entrepreneurs by creating opportunities for them to learn from one another and identify areas where mutual collaboration can increase the effectiveness of their respective efforts.
- To provide an environment where current and potential investors as well as those involved in business, public policy, academia and media can engage with social entrepreneurs to (a) be briefed on the specific areas of work social entrepreneurs undertake; and (b) learn how social entrepreneurs are creating new markets, or providing different and more relevant products and services where markets and the public sector have been unable to deliver them.
This report provides an overview of the discussions held over the course of three days and is available from the Schwab Foundation website.
The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship provides platforms that highlight social entrepreneurship as a key element to advance societies and address social problems in an innovative and effective manner.Website (URL): http://www.schwabfound.org Author(s): Schwab Foundation