ASI funding for integrative project

PrizeSocietal

Description

This project aims to enable and empower social entrepreneurship, dealing with social and environmental issues. Well-known examples of social entrepreneurship are Tony’s Chocolonely (aimed at fighting slave labor in the cacao value chain, among others) and Dopper (aimed at reducing the use of plastic, among others), but also many other, often small-scaled, firms are practicing social entrepreneurship. Growing interest among citizens, policymakers and scholars regarding the positive impacts of entrepreneurial action beyond economic growth is clear. The emergence of social entrepreneurship represents an expansion in traditional meanings of entrepreneurship toward understanding the noneconomic motivations and positive outcomes that exist from many entrepreneurial projects. A growing number of popular books and academic articles discuss how social entrepreneurship can help address society’s most pressing social and ecological issues.
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