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Ricardo Mendes

Reclaiming Social Entrepreneurship | Daniela Papi Thornton #SocEnt

Social Entrepreneurship is a buzz word. In Daniela Papi-Thornton's talk, she explores how the concept has narrowed down over time and is often used simply to refer to social businesses. But, as she explains, "we don't need more social businesses, we need more social change" and that requires more than just starting new businesses. It requires system change leadership. Daniela explores the difference between being a social business founder and a system change leader and then unpicks how we talk about, fund, and educate for social entrepreneurship, as well as what needs to change in our education and funding systems to fuel more system change leaders. Her talk is useful for anyone who is interested in social change, for educators looking to teach the next generation of system change leaders, and anyone who has heard the term social entrepreneurship but wants to know what it's really all about. 

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