Category: Thinking on Social Enterprise

Towards Social Inclusion

Can social inclusion be achieved through market-based initiatives? The consensus seems to be that companies cannot achieve this goal alone. Partnering is of critical importance, recent articles …

NGOs and Socially Inclusive Businesses

In the nonprofit world, social mission and market-based operations and financing are seen much too often as a contradiction in terms. Relating and aligning both dimensions of organizational performance …

The Role of Government

In current discussions of market initiatives oriented towards low-income populations around the world, the government is often like the empty chair around a table. We all know its occupant exists …

Market Initiative with Low-Income Sectors

Angela, a power inspection crew member at AES-Electricidad de Caracas (AES-EDC), was inspecting an energy tower installed near a Caracas barrio. Nearby dwellers tapped the tower to get free power. …

Unlocking Opportunity

Should a private enterprise prosper by providing essential services to the poor? Consider the case of Sociedad de Aqueducto, Alcantarillado y Aseo (AAA) …

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