Sally Osberg: “Social Entrepreneurs Are The Answer”November 16, 2011 by Sally Farhat Kassab
Today at 2 p.m. GMT, Skoll Foundation CEO Sally Osberg answered questions in a live chat on the Bellagio Initiative web site. An excerpt:
Q: ‘Can bottom-up entrepreneurs help major international top-down corporations become more startup friendly?’
SO: Great question! Happily, social entrepreneurs are the answer…I want to underscore that social entrepreneurs partner with their stakeholders and communities; it’s their MO in fact…lots of folks think that social entrepreneurs are lone rangers, but they are anything but. Think of the “social” in social entrepreneur as not just describing the why and what–a status quo that leads to oppression, marginalization and victimization of human beings, communities and populations, the goal of social benefit and value, but also the “how,” a way of working with those served.
Read more from Osberg, who gives great examples in Skoll awardees Camfed, Tostan, IDE-India, Riders for Health, Partners in Health, Root Capital and Kiva, here: http://action.bellagioinitiative.org/pages/online-qa-sally-osberg