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Virgin Unite


Virgin Unite is the non-profit foundation of the Virgin Group. The foundation aims to help change the way businesses and the social sector work together – driving business as a force for good by offering consultancy and practical support. It unites people to tackle tough social and environmental...

Untapped Resource CIC Ltd


Untapped Resource is a non profit social enterprise based in Mansfield Nottinghamshire. The company supports local people by offering work based learning opportunities for the long term unemployed. Untapped Resource collects a range of recyclables from businesses including textiles, card cones,...

Gantsi Craft


Gantsi Craft is committed to improving the lives of SAN-communities by promoting and marketing craft for the benefit of rural producers. Gantsi Craft currently serves 15 remote settlements within the Ghanzi and Kalahari Regions by buying craft directly from the producers. Craft is fairly traded...

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WBCSD Annual Review 2010/2011


WBCSD’s 2010/2011 Annual Review looks back at the activities carried out in the past year and reflects on the challenges ahead. The review uses Vision 2050 as the red thread to show how the WBCSD’s work programme aligns with the pathway it describes, and the role of business in moving toward a...

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Green Works: recycling office furniture


Green Works, a social enterprise based in the UK, collects unwanted office furniture from big companies like Marks & Spencer and recycles it to sell at a discount from one of six London warehouses to schools, colleges, charities, housing associations and small businesses. The firm recently won a...

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Unleashing Entrepreneurship: Making Business Work for the Poor


Unleashing Entrepreneurship: Making Business Work for the Poor, a report to the UN Secretary-General, addresses how the potential of the private sector and entrepreneurship can be unleashed in developing countries, and how the existing private sector can be engaged in meeting this challenge. The...

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Standards of Corporate Social Responsibility


Standards of Corporate Social Responsibility, established by the Social Venture Network, are defined in terms of nine interrelated topics. There are three general topics: ethics, accountability, and governance; and, six topics related to each stakeholder group: investors, employees, business...



Villgro is an Indian social enterprise incubator that provides seed funding, business and technology mentoring, capacity building, networking, and talent. The company does this by identifying, grooming and marketing innovations that have rural benefits. Since inception in 2001, Villgro has...

Nuru Light


Nuru Light is a social enterprise that aims to provide an affordable and clean off-grid lighting system for the world’s poor. The company believes that the Nuru Light is the most affordable and efficient lighting system in the world. Nuru Light was designed to replace kerosene and thus to cut...

The Skoll World Forum


The Skoll World Forum is an initiative of the Skoll Foundation, a social entrepreneurship organisation based in the USA, and the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship based at the University of Oxford. The Forum is an annual gathering where prominent figures from the social, academic,...