Tata Social Enterprise conference – expect the unconventional

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Social enterprises enable entrepreneurs to provide platform solutions to broader societal issues, according to Robin Shelley at the Tata Social Enterprise conference.

This one-day event brought together thought leaders from across the sector to offer guidance and advice to social entrepreneurs. Speaking at the conference, Robin Shelley, former chief of staff to José María Figueres, Costa Rica’s former president, advised aspiring social entrepreneurs to “find your niche, focus on issues you’re interested in and to travel abroad to get on-the-ground experience”. He also emphasised the importance of business knowledge before setting up a social business.

Source: The Guardian (link opens in a new window)

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Entrepreneurship, Impact Assessment
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impact investing, social enterprise, social entrepreneurship, social impact