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Thematic workshop on Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship

fi-compass has announced the upcoming 'Thematic workshop on Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship' to be held on 10 September 2019, in Lisbon, Portugal. The fi-compass is organised by the...more

Leveraging Technology - Startups Support the Underserved

The 7th Asian Venture Philanthropy Network Conference gathered together various organizations, including SDI Academy and Allied World Healthcare. Held at Suntec Convention Centre last June 25-28,...more

Focus on Climate Change from Philanthropy

The 7th Asian Venture Philanthropy Network Conference addresses social and environmental issues as part of the the launch of the region's first multi-sector Climate Action Platform by Dr Amy Khor,...more

Higher Education Needs a Higher Bar to Equip Us for a Flourishing Future

Coro Strandberg, President of Strandberg Consulting, asks in her latest article on Sustainable Brands if higher education institutions in Canada are doing enough to equip their professionals for a...more

Helping Communities Tackle the Housing Crisis

The Community Land Trust (CLT), a type of community-led housing, set up and run by ordinary people to develop and manage homes or assets, is now in its tenth year. CLTs are charitable...more

Jamaican Diaspora Urged to Support Jamaica Social Stock Exchange

Christopher Chaplin, Jamaican Honorary Consul in Philadelphia, urged the Jamaican Diaspora members to support the Jamaica Social Stock Exchange (JSSE). JSSE, which was launched by the Jamaica...more

Oxford Researchers Look to Tackle Multidimensional Poverty

The Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) researchers launched a multidimensional poverty index, the Business Multidimensional Poverty Index (bMPI). OPHI decided to spin out...more

Modernising Informal Retail in Emerging Markets to Deliver Social Impact
Foundation: Gates Foundation

Algy Williams, CEO, and Lieze Langford, International Communication Manager, Every1Mobile, writes how using technology is modernising informal retail to make social impact. Williams explains that...more

The Making of a Good Entrepreneurial Hub

In a Wamda post on thought leadership, it tackles what makes a good entrepreneurship hub. The article explains that a hub is not so much about the city but rather a "location that can cater to...more

Impact Investing - Separating Traders from Investors

George Latham, Managing Partner, at WHEB Asset Management, investment manager of the Pengana WHEB Sustainable Impact Fund, sits down in an exclusive video and talks about why impact investing is a...more




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Bixi Bikes – A Lesson for Social Enterprises


Bixi Bikes – A Lesson for Social Enterprises

John Brothers, Principal of Quidoo Consulting, writes about the Montreal-based company Bixi who are mostly known for its Bixi Bikes. Just recently, Bixi filed for bankruptcy protection. The reason? Bixi is in major financial distress and its bikes have proven to be too “expensive to build, operate and maintain”.




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