TED talks are about ‘ideas worth spreading’ and this blog post brings you 5 TED videos on social entrepreneurship.
Our list includes talks from social entrepreneurs from Europe, Africa and Asia, as well as key figures in business such as Michael Porter who is one of the most influential academics in business strategy and Harish Manwani.
1. Changing the world through social entrepreneurship | Willemijn Verloop
Willemijn Verloop is a social entrepreneur from the Netherlands. In this video it is clear to see her passion for social enterprise as she expresses the urgent need to find new solutions.
2. The case for letting Business solve social problems | Michael Porter
Michael Porter is an American academic who has wrote many theories on economics and business strategy. This is an inspiring talk in which Michael talks about why businesses should solve the world’s biggest problems.
3. A taboo-free way to talk about periods | Aditi Gupta
In India it is still taboo to talk about periods. This has a devastating negative impact on the mental and physical health of Indian girls and women. Aditi Gupta is a social entrepreneur and co-founder of Menstrupedia, working towards spreading awareness about menstruation.
4. Why become a Social Entrepreneur | Annette Bauer
In this talk Annette Bauer gives an honest account on her career journey and how she wanted more from her corporate life and so embarked on a social entrepreneurship journey. Anette talks about her motivation for working in Africa.
5. Profit’s not always the point | Harish Manwani
At the time of this video Harish Manwani was the Chief Operating Officer of Unilever, one of the biggest global brands to date. Harish makes a passionate case for why sustainability and social purpose is essential for businesses today.
We hope you enjoy these videos.
Read our blog post on what makes a Social Enterprise Business Model to learn more about social entrepreneurship.
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