Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Social Entrepreneurship As Key To Social Change
This article provides an overview of social entrepreneurship and it highlights the ways in which it is helping us to solve problems that have been resistant to change. A social entrepreneur collects other entrepreneurs to attack problems and they work in communal ways to solve the problems. Gifford Pinchot, who founded an MBA program to develop social entrepreneurs, is one of those singled out for attention. He has been successful in establishing a strong community of students, staff and faculty, and the students are connected to successful social entrepreneurs in the community while they are in residence at the Bainbridge Graduate Institute. Many of the successful graduates come back and share their experiences with the community that he has developed. The program has a focus on sustainability but it has broader goals of facilitating social justice and a more democratic society.