John Sage

Ashoka Fellow
United States
Fellow Since 2005

Citation

This profile was prepared when John Sage was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2005.
Introduction
Pura Vida Partners founder John Sage isn’t satisfied to straddle the line between business and nonprofit. He wants to obliterate the line and is creating new capital instruments and business structures that do it. By creating a working model that shows others how to successfully structure, finance and operate a competitive “for-benefit” nonprofit that yields equally high returns monetarily and socially, John is emerging as a leader in reshaping the social enterprise field.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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