Social entrepreneurs are innovators, business people and vehicles of social change. They tackle social issues and create positive change for the world.
Whether it is poverty, the environment, disease, or another global problem, there are knowledgeable people in business who commit their lives to creating solutions. Listed below are just a few of the many notable social enterprises that have made a tangible difference in peoples’ lives across the globe:
Viraj Puri created Gotham Greens with a “desire to contribute to the growing movement of farmers, ranchers, and food producers working across the world to improve our agricultural systems.” They grow fresh produce in New York City using rooftop greenhouses.
Sarah Bellos, the president of Southern Hues and Stony Creek Colors, was created from a desire to “increase the sustainability and resilience of agricultural systems in the southeast United States through fashion.” Her companies give companies access to sustainably grown, natural dyes.
Josh Braunstein and Sophia Sunwoo created Water Collective to bring sustainable clean water sources to Africa. They were “inspired by failure and
preventing it in the future – we strive to build robust and strategic solution packages that are realistic and reliable.”
Be a Social Entrepreneur enables potential and present social entrepreneurs to explore the different paths they can pursue, the diversity of issues others have taken on and current industry news. Our blog offers insight into how key influencers in the industry have tackled social issues that concern them. Our resources feature a comprehensive directory of key contacts for any budding social entrepreneur.
If you want to learn more about the industry and are considering furthering your education in order to be a part of it, check out the Become a Social Entrepreneur page and learn about SNHU’s online program.