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The Sustainable Development Goals

A new framework that global leaders and policymakers have developed to catalyze solutions to global challenges is the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs were adopted at the United Nations …

Social enterprises in the Global North and South

Social enterprises, as organisations that integrate economic and social value, have a strong global presence. In this video, Professor Fergus Lyon from Middlesex University gives his opinion about the differences …

Local solutions around the world

This video shows the solutions that social entrepreneurs have developed to address the problems they encountered in the previous video. In the discussion below, please share: what do you think? …

Local challenges around the world

The global challenges we discussed in the previous step manifest in different ways across diverse local settings. In this video, social entrepreneurs from around the world discuss the diverse problems …

How to get the most out of this course

This course will explore the global and local challenges that human society faces today and introduce the diverse world of social enterprise that seeks to address these challenges in innovative …

Meet the team

This step introduces you to the team who will be guiding you through this course. You can use the links to access their profiles, and from the profile pages you …

Additional resources

Supporting Organisations Ashoka 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 …

Farewell

A message from the Educators: Sara, Jeremy and Andres Thank you very much for joining us. It has been a pleasure to be with you, in your discovery of the …

Contributors to the course

Supporting Organisations British Council SE programme A programme that supports the development of social enterprise and social investment around the world. The School for Social Entrepreneurs An organisation that supports …

Enabling organisations for social enterprise

Many governmental and non-governmental organisations have developed and implemented programmes especially targeted at supporting social enterprises. In this video, we hear from representatives of the British Council, the School for …

Celebrity support for social enterprise

By bringing the work of social enterprises into the media spotlight, celebrities, too, have a role to play in highlighting innovative models for social change. Many celebrities lend their name …

Universities fostering social innovation

Universities are hubs of brainpower and youth energy. They have long harnessed these resources to achieve breakthroughs in research, while educating students with the knowledge needed to drive economic growth. …