The Stanford Innovation Review defines social innovation as "...the best construct for understanding - and producing - lasting social change. In order to gain more precision and insight, we redefine social innovation to mean: A novel solution to a social problem that is more effective, efficient, sustainable, or just than existing solutions and for which the value created accrues primarily to society as a whole rather than private individuals."
We have started a map of the resources available around this exciting topic and hope to continue expanding and improving this view of the social innovation landscape.
The Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) have seen a positive economic growth in the last four years. Social enterprise startups are rising, thriving and increasing. Social entrepreneurs like Sabine Sile of Latvia’s first charity shop Otra Elpa, Riinu Lepa of Tagurpidi Lavka and Estonian Social Enterprise Network, Zane Bojare of Lude, and Paavo Ala of Meditech Estonia have invested their time, money and resources to create social impact in their localities.