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    A Mobile Commerce Approach to Poverty Alleviation

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    The Grameen Foundation’s Mobile Microfranchising initiative was selected as one of the winners of the Ashoka Changemakers 

    Future Forum Cheat Sheet: How To Create The Corporation Of Tomorrow

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    Social entrepreneurship is evolving into a global movement, and it’s rendering the standard nonprofit/for-profit dichotomy obsolete.

    Wagner Gomes has created a development initiative that unites students from rural backgrounds with impoverished farmers in the Northeast of Brazil to collaborate with one another and increase their productivity.

    Maria Teresa Romeiro Leal, who works with seamstresses in a Brazilian slum, reveals two realities about business and poverty: first, workshops owned by poor women can compete in the world of haute couture; and second, making quality goods is the best way for poor women to find business partners, open markets, and earn a living.

    By bringing Brazil’s traditional foods like cassava back to life in top culinary markets, Teresa Corção is helping both small farmers and the country’s health.

    How Fluid Teams Create Good Business

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    As the world becomes increasingly interconnected and the rate of change accelerates, new organizational models are fundamental to an organization’s

    By creating the first viable, sustainable and scalable alternative to the existing nuclear power production system, Julien Noé is helping transform the existing electricity market in France. Julien’s grassroots cooperative model incentivizes citizens to rethink their consumption practices and offers a real boost to the country’s renewable energy production capacity.