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Propagating social business

Started by Jeff Mowatt Feb 9, 2011. 0 Replies

There was a Social Business Jam which started today hosted by IBM. It turns out to be about social media business. I'm talking about business which invests profit in a social objective, the Muhammad…Continue

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Comment by Jeff Mowatt on March 22, 2011 at 13:00
Welfare to work sound profitable but perhaps not for other than those selected in lucrative contracts.
Comment by Jeff Mowatt on March 11, 2011 at 10:31
A selection of extractsfrom strategy plans for digital and economic inclusion to develop sustainable community enterprise.
Comment by Jeff Mowatt on March 10, 2011 at 17:25

Phil, The P-CED approach and success  was described in this 2004 interview with a diaspora leader 

My colleague Terry describes further in how his seminal paper challenged traditional capitalism as an insufficient paradigm and proposed an alternative. This seems to be what NEF are attempting to do now.    

Comment by Jeff Mowatt on March 10, 2011 at 17:10

Phil, I offer a relevant paragraph from a proposal we developed in 2004:

"Traditional capitalism is an insufficient economic model allowing monetary outcomes as the bottom line with little regard to social needs.  Bottom line must be taken one step further by at least some companies, past profit, to people.  How profits are used is equally as important as creation of profits.  Where profits can be brought to bear by willing individuals and companies to social benefit, so much the better.  Moreover, this activity must be recognized and supported at government policy level as a badly needed, essential, and entirely legitimate enterprise activity."

This was a community re-investment plan based on successful leverage in Russia which had led over 5 years to the creation of 10,000 micro enterprises

I've described it somewhere here in a post about broadband solidarity.   

Comment by Phil Green on March 10, 2011 at 16:49

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