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Symposium 2009

Solution for The New Wave of Social Entrepreneurship

The Challenge

In the aftermath of the collapse of the western financial system, many observers agree that neither unfettered financial markets nor invasive regulation are able to ensure that financial and busines ...

In the aftermath of the collapse of the western financial system, many observers agree that neither unfettered financial markets nor invasive regulation are able to ensure that financial and business leaders will necessarily act in the public interest.

Provide grants for promoting research on the factors that accelerate the development of social entrepreneurship.

Social enterprise, finance, and investment have grown rapidly over the past decades. Nevertheless, this growth has been makeshift and disorganized, resulting in a sub-optimal allocation the factors driving its success.

We need more systematic, multidisciplinary research that improves our understanding of which factors accelerate the development of the sector, and how these factors interact with each other. Particular attention should be given to successful industrial clusters around the world and how factors such as geographical proximity, fiscal policy, or the presence of institutions of higher education were essential to the success of these clusters. Attention should also be given to exploring the potential role of governments, international organizations, and NGOs for promoting and coordinating social entrepreneurship.

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    “Reverse engineer” social entrepreneurship by giving conventional commercial enterprises incentives to become social entrepreneurs.

    “Reverse engineer” social entrepreneurship by giving conventional commercial enterprises incentives to become social entrepreneurs.

    “Reverse engineer” social entrepreneurship by giving conventional commercial enterprises incentives to become social entrepreneurs.

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    Expand debt advisory services, along the lines of those available in developed countries, for microfinance customers and investors to developing countries.

    Expand debt advisory services, along the lines of those available in developed countries, for microfinance customers and investors to developing countries.

    Expand debt advisory services, along the lines of those available in developed countries, for microfinance customers and investors to developing countries.

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    Promote rural hand manufacturing in rural production centers to reduce poverty sustainably by increasing employment.

    Promote rural hand manufacturing in rural production centers to reduce poverty sustainably by increasing employment.

    Promote rural hand manufacturing in rural production centers to reduce poverty sustainably by increasing employment.

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    Require foundations to invest at least 10% of their assets in social investments.

    Require foundations to invest at least 10% of their assets in social investments.

    Require foundations to invest at least 10% of their assets in social investments.

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