entrepreneurship for sustainability

A new breed of entrepreneurs

Richard Branson, Virgin’s founder, tells Business Week why fellow entrepreneurs are uniquely suited to help fight problems such as poverty, AIDS, and climate change

Design’s new mission

Design for the other 90%
How Innovative Devices Can Boost Poorest Farmers, Entrepreneurs, from Wall Street Journal Online, Annelina Lobb, May 18, 2007

Clean tech/Green tech

In The Clean Tech Revolution, authors Ron Pernick and Clint Wilder identify the major forces that have pushed clean tech from back-to-the-earth utopian dream to its current revolution among the inner circles of corporate boardrooms, on Wall Street trading floors, and in government offices around the globe. By highlighting eight major clean-tech sectors – solar energy, wind power, biofuels and biomaterials, green buildings, personal transportation, the smart grid, mobile applications, and water filtration – they uncover how investors, entrepreneurs, and individuals can profit from this next wave of technological innovation. Finally, Pernick and Wilder shine the spotlight on the winners among technologies, companies, and regions that are likely to reap the greatest benefits from clean tech-and they show you why the time to act is now.

Clean Edge, a research and publishing firm helping companies, investors, and governments understand and profit from clean technologies.

social entrepreneurship

Caveat: stuff on social entrepreneurship abounds — this is just a few things, far from complete

social enterprise typology http://www.virtueventures.com/typology.php

book chapter from Managing the Double Bottom Line: A Business Planning Reference Guide for Social Enterprises. http://www.virtueventures.com/files/chapter1.pdf

SSRN social entrepreneurship resources: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/Jeljour_results.cfm?form_name=journalBrowse&journal_id=966556&Network=no&SortOrder=numHits&stype=desc&lim=false

Note to us: check out HBR, SMR, CMR; Technology Review; other likely academically-grounded resources?


businesses and industries

other potentially useful resources