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Supporting Organisations


A global organization that identifies and invests in leading social entrepreneurs – individuals with innovative and practical ideas for solving social problems.

Skoll Foundation

An organisation that accelerates entrepreneurial approaches and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.

Schwab Foundation

A global platform to promote social entrepreneurship as a key element to advance societies and address social problems.

Grameen Bank Foundation

An organisation that helps the world’s poorest people reach their full potential, connecting their determination and skills with the resources they need.

Impact Hub

A network of collaborators focused on making a positive impact in our world. We are you. We are the people you’ve been wanting to work with.

Skoll World Forum

An international platform for advancing entrepreneurial approaches and solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.

Living in Minca

An international platform that promotes and supports social and solidarity economy initiatives around the world


An organisation that helps women social entrepreneurs, and their supporters, make a positive impact on people and planet.

Plunkett Foundation

An organisation that promotes and supports co-operatives and social enterprises in rural communities worldwide.

Media and Networks

Pioneers Post

A magazine for people interested in social enterprise, impact investment and corporate social innovation.

The Guardian

A British national daily newspaper that publishes articles about social enterprises.

Living in Minca YouTubeChannel

An international platform that promotes and supports social and solidarity economy initiatives. In this youtube channel you can find short videos of social enterprises across the globe.

Social Enterprise UK Directory

The UK body for social enterprise - business with a social or environmental mission.

Make a wave network

A network for women social entrepreneurs.

Global Social Entrepreneurship Network

A network supported by UnLtd for social entrepreneurs.

Ashoka Fellows

Leading social entrepreneurs who we recognize to have innovative solutions to social problems and the potential to change patterns across society.

7 Must-Read Books for Social Entrepreneurs

1) How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas (by David Bornstein)

2) Building Social Business: The New Kind of Capitalism that Serves Humanity’s Most Pressing Needs (by Pr. Muhammad Yunus)

3) The Power of Unreasonable People: How Social Entrepreneurs Create Markets That Change the World (by John Elkington and Pamela Hartigan)

4) 51 Questions on Social Entrepreneurship (by Neetal Parekh)

5) The Social Entrepreneur’s Playbook: Pressure Test, Plan, Launch and Scale Your Social Enterprise (by Ian C. MacMillan and Dr. James Thompson)

6) Meeting of the Minds: The Social Entrepreneur’s Roadmap for Collaborations That Work (by Danielle Carruthers and Solène Pignet)

7) The Social and Solidarity Economy: the world’s economy with a social face (by Sara Calvo, Andres Morales and Yanni Zikidis).

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