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My first taste on building a social startup

Building a startup is not easy. Building a social startup is even more difficult. I figured, however, why not try it? Social enterprises are, after all, close to my heart. 412 more words

Social Enterprises

Applying design thinking in social innovation and entrepreneurship

I was first introduced to the concept of design thinking through a friend who’s fond of saying, “bad design!” to practically anything he sees as having an actual, … 684 more words

Social Enterprises

Innovations and Business as a Development Actor - part 1

The word ‘growth’ is ubiquitous in every development agenda and every nation’s future development plan. Of recent, the term ‘growth’ has been mentioned by some the world’s leaders in a new narrative, Angela Merkel suggested ‘sustained growth’; David Cameron proposed ‘balanced growth’; Barack Obama favoured ‘long-term lasting growth’; Europe’s Jose Manuel Barroso leaned towards ‘smart, sustainable, inclusive, resilient growth’ (Raworth, 2017). 630 more words

Social impact and the argument against unqualified ‘growth’

In connection with business and the economy, we hear a lot about ‘growth’.

Economists argue that the economy has to grow year on year.  Investors claim that businesses have to continually grow as the alternative is for them to stagnate and get overtaken in an increasingly competitive market.  1,152 more words

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The first vegetarian restaurant in Hong Kong university campus

Bijas’ co-founder tells the story about establishing the social enterprise at the University of Hong Kong. 13 more words


December 2017 issue is here

This issue of the Renfrew-Collingwood Community News is full of the many wonderful people, events and programs happening in our neighbourhood!

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Past Issues

Henry Smith Charity Re-Launches Grants Programmes (UK)

The Henry Smith Charity has recently reviewed its grant procedures and now offers four funding opportunities:

  • Improving Lives Fund
  • Strengthening Communities Fund
  • Holiday Grants for Children…
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