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Launch of 'Breakthrough Cities' report on creativity and social innovation in cities
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Launch of 'Breakthrough Cities' report on creativity and social innovation in cities

‘Breakthrough Cities’, a groundbreaking report on how cities can mobilise creativity and knowledge to tackle compelling social challenges, was c…
17 June 2009Louise Pulford
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Micro financing, social investment and enterprise - In China and around the world
Finance

Micro financing, social investment and enterprise - In China and around the world

Jaff Shen discussed the progress and work that the Fuping Development Institute (FDI) is currently doing in China in relation to social investment a…
12 June 2009
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School of Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) plans global expansion
Finance

School of Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) plans global expansion

With the increasing interest in social innovation around the world, the School of Social Entreprenurs has taken its platform global with schools ope…
12 May 2009Louise Pulford
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Social Entrepreneurship- Part 1: Social Venture Finance
Finance

Social Entrepreneurship- Part 1: Social Venture Finance

The MaRS Discovery District is a non-profit corporation located in downtown Toronto devoted to bringing business, science, technology and social inn…
1 May 2009Louise Pulford
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Rethinking Health for our Global Organism: the Obesity Famine, Rural Infection and Climate Change
Climate change

Rethinking Health for our Global Organism: the Obesity Famine, Rural Infection and Climate Change

Now I am terrified at the Earth, it is that calm and patient, It grows such sweet things out of such corruptions, It turns harmless and stainless…
20 April 2009Alex P Watson
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Organic Health Response
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Organic Health Response

The OHR is a team comprised of organic farmers, health workers, teachers and international medical and graduate students committed to addressing the…
20 April 2009Alex P Watson
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The Role of Social Innovation in tackling Climate Change
Environment

The Role of Social Innovation in tackling Climate Change

The 2009 SIX TelePresence theme ‘Recovery Through Innovation’ allowed those participating to explore a wide range of global problems and innovat…
7 April 2009
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Social Pioneers
Finance

Social Pioneers

INTRODUCTION: Celebrate the possible Necessity is, of course, the mother of invention – and that’s as true in public services as any other fiel…
26 March 2009Louise Pulford
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Prayer wheel powered LED display in the Himalaya
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Prayer wheel powered LED display in the Himalaya

Flashing prayer-wheel: pieces of a bicycle and concrete, in a place where even Lara Croft couldn’t get to. In Ladakh, a region of the Himalayas, K…
SIX
11 February 2009
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Societal entrepreneurship programme
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Societal entrepreneurship programme

This is the programme declaration and information about the programme on societal entrepreneurship at the Knowledge Foundation. How we work, what we…
SIX
9 February 2009
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The Aravind Eye Care Hospital
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The Aravind Eye Care Hospital

The Aravind Eye Care Hospital began as a small clinic of just 11 beds in Madurai, Tamil Nadu in 1976. Since its establishment is has treated over 2.…
4 February 2009Louise Pulford
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