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Innovation in social enterprises

This article shares the case studies of two social enterprises--Ecomaximus and the Brixton Pound --that put social innovation into practice.
Woman with sheets of handmade paper
In this step, we are ask you to watch two video case studies and reflect on the following question: In what ways are these social enterprises innovative?

Case Studies


A social enterprise company manufacturing handmade paper and value added products out of elephant dung and other waste matter. Click here to view the video.

The Brixton Pound

A complementary currency that fuels the local economy in Brixton, London. Click here to view the video.

To get a better understanding about why innovation matters and how it can be applied within social enterprises, read the articles suggested below.

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Social Enterprise: Turning Ideas into Action

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