• Different types of social innovation and entrepreneurship; it doesn’t have to start “green-field”
  • Impact: social and environmental benefits achieved in a business-like and often at least partly self-sustaining manner (not on-going grant / public funding)
  • Case study: SELCO – Solar energy for India’s poor
  • Confirmation of student teams and social venture partners


Guest speaker:

Karola Horvath, Co-founder, TwoPresents (winner of course grant spring 2015)


Mandatory preparation:

Preference for social venture partner organization to be sent to TA by Feb 2nd for team allocation

Pre-course survey to be sent to course TA by Feb 2nd

Signed Engagement Guidelines and Non-Disclosure Agreement to be sent to the course TA by Feb 2nd.


Mandatory reading:

Kayser, O. & Budinich, V. (2015) Scaling up: Business solutions to social problems. A practical guide for social and corporate entrepreneurs. Chapters 1-3 & 5

Case study: SELCO – Solar energy for India’s poor SELCO 2009: Determining a path forward Yale School of Management


Recommended reading:

Martin, R. L., & Osberg, S. (2007). Social entrepreneurship: The case of definition

Elisabeth Cheung and Rachel Cheung (2017)

Social enterprise Longevity Design house getting the measures of the needs of Hong Kong’s elder generation and How to adapt Hong Kong homes for ageing in place – a designer explains articles from the South China Morning Post

Mycoskie, B. (2016) How I did it – The founder of TOMS on reimagining the company’s mission Harvard Business Review Jan-Feb 2016

Dewolf, C. (2015) For love and for money The Peak Magazine



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