It's been an important few days for social entrepreneurs. On 9 April, we'll found out the winners of the Ashoka Changemakers League of Intrapreneurs (the winners were profiled here) and from 10 to 12 April, the biggest social enterprise event of the year - the Skoll World Forum - took place in Oxford. Business Fights Poverty participated in both (and tweeted via @FightPoverty).
During Skoll, we moderated a discussion on "Leveraging Multinational Value Chains for Social Impact". As businesses look to engage poor people as consumers, producers, distributors and employees, new partnership opportunities emerge for social entrepreneurs. A summary of the discussion is posted below.
One of the big themes that seems to come up again and again (and which came up in the live discussion we held recently with Ashoka, ADP and Syngenta), is around understanding what social intrapreneurs (those driving change within large organisations) can learn from social entrepreneurs.
What do you think? What lessons can social entrepreneurs share with those working within large companies? How can social intrapreneurs and entrepreneurs connect in practical ways to drive impact at scale?
Please post your comments below!