What a week it has been!

Social Entrepreneurship

  • First up, the controversy surrounding Greg Mortenson and the Central Asia Institute. Our very own Kalsoom Lakhani has weighed in with her thoughts, along with links to a number of different perspectives.
  • Beyond Profit profiles how the prepaid mobile model is being transferred to other areas of development. They also cover an enterprise I’m quite interested in, Simpa Networks!
  • The New York Times Opinionator blog looks at how many enterprises are benchmarking themselves on their financial, social and environmental impact: A scorecard for companies with a conscience.


  • Ashoka Changemakers has announced a competition (5 prizes of $50,000 each) to change the way we create economic opportunities. Deadline is June 15, 2011.