From social entrepreneurship to systems entrepreneurship: how to create lasting change

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hilde Schwab, Chairperson and Co-Founder, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, World Economic Forum Geneva The 20th anniversary of the Schwab Foundation in 2018 was a pivotal moment to reflect on how far social entrepreneurship has come in the past […]

CEOs as activists: should leaders speak up about social causes?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kathy Bloomgarden, Chief Executive Officer, Ruder Finn We live in a world where the ability to change minds, generate sales and start a movement can all hinge on a tweet or post by an “influencer” with a high number […]

The unique role of business in building social good

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Darryl White, CEO, BMO Financial Group Over the years, I have had many conversations with young people encouraging them to pursue careers in business. Consistently, they’ve shared a view held by many of their peers that the choice they’ve […]

How can we make entrepreneurship serve the greater good?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Irene Arias, Chief Executive Officer, Innovation Lab, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington DC, Inter-American Development Bank; Jens Martin Skibsted, Founding Partner, Skibsted Ideation Aps; Lien De Cuyper, Postdoctoral Researcher, Chair of Entrepreneurship, ETH Zurich; Julie Ziskind, Project Lead, Cities, […]

3 important lessons from 20 years of working with social entrepreneurs

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hilde Schwab, Chairperson and Co-Founder, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, World Economic Forum Geneva For the past two decades, well before social entrepreneurship was the mainstream concept it is today, the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship has been […]

Social entrepreneurs can change the world – but these 6 things are holding us back

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kyle Zimmer, President and Chief Executive Officer, First Book & Kristine Pearson, Founder and CEO, Lifeline Energy Social entrepreneurs around the world have been unparalleled catalysts for social change. They use market-driven strategies to tackle critical social issues […]