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Social Entrepreneurship: Developing a Program for the Next Generation. Christine Mooney July 8, 2014. Agenda. What is social entrepreneurship? Why is it necessary? How does SE connect with the young people today ? What does the program at NIU look like?
July 8, 2014
Who are social entrepreneurs?
What is a social enterprise?
During our class today….over 1,000 children under the age of 5 will die from preventable disease.
Over 3 billion people live on less than $2.50 per day
1 Billion children (almost 50% ) of the world live in poverty
Over 1B people do not have access to clean water!
1 in 5 children are without access to safe drinking water
Over 440 million school days were missed by children due to water illnesses last year!
1 in 7 children have no access to Health Services
1 in 3 children live without adequate shelter!
22,000 children die every day from largely preventable disease/illness in the developing world
About 1/3 of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year (1.3 billion tons) gets lost or wasted
Every year, consumers in rich countries waste almost as much food (222 million tons) as the entire net food production of sub-Saharan Africa
Since 2000, the world has witnessed over 35 major conflicts and some 2,500 natural disasters.
Urban outdoor air pollution is estimated to cause 1.3 million deaths worldwide per year.
Indoor air pollution is estimated to cause approximately 2 million premature deaths mostly in developing countries. Almost half of these deaths are due to pneumonia in children under 5 years of age.
It is up to private citizens, you and me, to fill the gap in addressing local or global social issues as Social Entrepreneurs!
Always focused on social mission
Revenue generating strategy
Aim is not to maximize profits for investors, but rather reinvest for the benefit of low-income groups or the mission they serve.
Seek investors interested in combining financial and social returns.
Hybrid Non-Profit Model
Both Focus: Double or Triple Bottom Line
World Bicycle Relief
Most volunteering generation to date
Interest in combining volunteerism in job
Desire to make a significant impact
Desire to be actively involved in learning (experiences)
How to Change the World (David Bornstein)
Social Entrepreneurship: What everyone needs to know (David Bornstein & Susan Davis)
The Power of Unreasonable People (John Elkington & Pamela Hartigan)
Half the Sky (Nicholas Kristoff & Sheryl WuDunn)
The Blue Sweater (Jaqueline Novogratz)
The Last Hunger Season (Roger Thurow)
Global Girlfriends (Stacey Edgar)
Grameen Bank: Bank for the Poor
United Nations Millennium Development Goals