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A selection of books, websites and blogs related to "Social Venture Forum"

“How to change the world” - David Bornstein

“Banker to the poor” - by Muhammad Yunus,Alan Jolis

“The art of the start” – Guy Kawasaki

“The world is flat” - Thomas L. Friedman

  • kivapedia.org -a great initiative to share with the Kiva community
  • kiva.org
  • About Microfinance
  • Tracks progress towards decreasing global poverty by 2015, Millennium
  • NextBillion.net
  • Ted.com
  • Skoll.org
  • ChangeMakers
  • SocialEdge.org
  • Omidyar Network
  • One.org
  • Acumen
  • Ashoka
  • PhilanthropyForum.com
  • theoryofchange.org
  • Wbcsd.org

  • A Social Venture is a growing profitable and so sustainable business, with ambition that is not only driven by revenue and profit maximization but also by its social good.

    • What is the objective of the “Social Venture Forum”?

    The Social Venture Forum was started as the socialventureforum.com with the objective to inform, inspire and encourage to act in favor of harmonious development through Social Venture in China.

    In addition to the portal, the Social Venture Forum aims to be a monthly event in Beijing. It gives people from a broad range of horizons, such as entrepreneurs, NGO, researchers, investors, institutions representative and press, an opportunity for networking in an ethical environment, to meet, exchange ideas and build projects together

    • What is the “Social Venture Forum”?

    1) Challenge that the world has to face with

  • Environmental improvement
  • Cultural and local identity development
  • Education
  • Health
  • Poverty alleviation

  • 2) Experts in their fields who want to make the world a better place Attract a broad range of people who, without the Social Venture forum would have seldom opportunity to meet and exchange: profit and non-profit entrepreneurs, NGOs, researchers, investors, government representative and press.

    3) Inform about and evangelize the concept of “Social Venture” in China Inform the general public on the state of the field and demonstrate how social ventures can help bringing solutions through 2+1 oral presentations. (2+1)x15 minutes + (2+1)x10 minutes of questions

    4) Get people and build project together Following the 3 presentations, a community session around a drink can allow the public to exchange, generate new ideas and potential collaboration on new social venture projects.

    • Who are the speakers?

    2 experts in the particular field such as credible entrepreneurs, NGO, researchers, investors, government representative or press. + 1 new perspective such as a young entrepreneur with a promising project, credible artist, experimental r?esearch, personality in China or abroad.

    • How can I be informed if I cannot be present at the event or want to learn more about a specific topic related to social ventures ?

    All presentations materials, Social Ventures initiatives, best practice, innovation, contacts in China and abroad related to Social Venture can be accessible through the websites www.socialventureforum.com & www.kalibrio.org

    • Where and when the first event will be based?

    In Beijing – China, Semester 2 2007

    • Is there any plan to develop the Social Venture Forum in other country?

    We will encourage the creation of Social Venture Forums in other countries via an open network platform.