Tourism development in Sri Lanka, social enterprise expansion in India, local supplier improvement in Mozambique—just three of the unique assignments that the most recent cohort of MBAs Without Borders (MWB) Advisors set out to begin this August.
MUMBAI, India, September 3, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Deadlines are fast approaching for the 2013-2014 India Social Entrepreneurship Journeys, which will enable top executives, academics, and nonprofit leaders to discover how they can have their greatest positive impact on the world. Taking place this upcoming December and February, the India Social Entrepreneurship Journeys will take a hand selected groups of senior leaders on carefully curated 5-8 day experiences.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Shortly before her death in 1997, Princess Diana was filmed visiting minefields that were being cleared by the Halo Trust in Angola, drawing the world's attention to this deadly situation.
According to the Moroccan Center for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship is “to find innovative entrepreneurial solutions that meet social needs of a community in order to create systemic change” (MCISE, personal communication, 2012). It would be also edifying to make a definitional reference to social entrepreneurship as the creation of innovative solutions to persistent social problems via the application of the creativity and imagination of entrepreneurship for social good, rather than private wealth creation (Brett, 2008).
(3BL Media/Justmeans) The City of Tsukuba in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) have begun public sidewalk demonstration trials of the "Winglet," a TMC-developed personal transport assistance robot ridden in a standing position.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) - The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are working together to extend their global partnership and achieve new environmental sustainability goals for the Coca-Cola system. The performance goals in the area of water, climate, package and sustainable agriculture complement other community and welfare commitments of Coca-Cola.
Coca-Cola and WWF have an existing partnership that goes back nearly a decade.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) Being a gay man or couple does not have to mean going through life without having a family of your own. There are many options to become parents. Although adoption or fostering may be an option for some, many have an overwhelming desire to have their own biological child, even if the child has only half of their parent's genes. However, until recently, there has been limited information available to same-sex male couples and single men using assisted reproduction treatment to build their families.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Crowdfunding could be an incredibly powerful way to deliver a decentralised energy system. In Germany, over 50 per cent of renewable energy capacity is now community-owned. Online crowdfunding or peer-to-peer (P2P) lending allows individuals to lend or raise money for projects directly. The latest player to appear on the P2P lending scene is Abundance, set up by Bruce Davis, one of the founders of P2P pioneer Zopa. It invests specifically in renewable energy.
Brazil's move to cancel or restructure $900 million worth of debt from 12 African countries is a signal of the African continent's influence as a booming region, home to some of the world's fastest growing economies. It is regarded as the last frontier of the global economy, where we will see high growth rates in the next decades.