Héctor Gerardo Ibarra talks about social entrepreneurship a lot – sometimes to children as young as second grade. He helps them understand the concept by identifying a specific local problem and a solution involving something they already like doing. The same can be said of Ruta Origen, a social enterprise he co-founded to confront unfair payment of Mexican producers, paired with a solution that involves plenty of traveling and eating. In this post, Gerardo Ibarra details a collaborative impact model that is similarly straightforward, but by no means easy.
The "sharing economy" is a buzzworthy new industry with platform provider revenues of $18.6 billion – a number that’s predicted to double by 2022 – and a user base that's expected to increase to 86.5 million by 2021. But what is its potential impact on emerging markets? NextBillion spoke with Airbnb's Shawn Sullivan and sharing economy expert April Rinne about how the nascent industry could impact low-income communities – including through an intriguing variation on Airbnb's home-sharing model.
Indian American Entrepreneur Ravi Patel’s Snack Bar That ‘Saves Lives’ Added to Delta’s Onboard Menu
Delta Airlines refreshed its in-flight snack menu Dec. 1 for its domestic first class and Delta comfort plus passengers, and snack bars from Indian American actor-turned entrepreneur Ravi Patel’s company, which helps those in need, have found a place in the basket.
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