Richard Branson: New Models for Business as a Force for Change
Here are four business models identified by Richard Branson that can make a difference in the world.
Purpose-Driven Businesses – Businesses that make a difference and also make a profit.
Example: M-Pesa – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M-Pesa
Social Enterprises – Businesses that put all their profit back into scaling the response to an issue.
Example: Grameen Bank – http://www.grameenfoundation.org
Value-Based Businesses – Profit-making businesses that have the right people and planet values alongside profit at their core.
Example: Patagonia – http://www.patagonia.com
Catalytic Organizations – Business organizations set up to break down barriers and get capital flowing into new hybrid models.
Example: Carbon War Room – http://www.carbonwarroom.com
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Curator: John Kremer