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Social entrepreneurship is not a recent phenomenon

Social entrepreneurship is not a recent phenomenon

Social entrepreneurship is not a recent phenomenon, just as the desire to “do good” by society is not a recent thought. History is replete with examples of activists who have single-handedly architected impressive social change. India too has had its share of social entrepreneurs in the past. Vinoba Bhave’s “bhoodan” movement, for instance, is often cited as a paragon of social entrepreneurship.

Social entrepreneurship is not a recent phenomenon

Social entrepreneurship is not a recent phenomenon

The conventional view of capitalism is one that ascribes maximal importance to the individual(s) profit-making motive. Within this context, it would seem that a social mission is incompatible with most businesses’ ideology. Yet, a large number of businesses today are cognizant of their social responsibilities, evinced by the growing number of Corporate Social Responsibility programs. It is this growing sense of social responsibilities amongst corporate houses that serves as the guiding beacon for modern-day social entrepreneurship.

Social entrepreneurship is not a recent phenomenon

Social entrepreneurship is not a recent phenomenon

Social entrepreneurship is not a recent phenomenon, just as the desire to “do good” by society is not a recent thought. History is replete with examples of activists who have single-handedly architected impressive social change. India too has had its share of social entrepreneurs in the past. Vinoba Bhave’s “bhoodan” movement, for instance, is often cited as a paragon of social entrepreneurship.

Social entrepreneurship is not a recent phenomenon

Social entrepreneurship is not a recent phenomenon

Social entrepreneurship is not a recent phenomenon, just as the desire to “do good” by society is not a recent thought. History is replete with examples of activists who have single-handedly architected impressive social change. India too has had its share of social entrepreneurs in the past. Vinoba Bhave’s “bhoodan” movement, for instance, is often cited as a paragon of social entrepreneurship.

Social entrepreneurship is not a recent phenomenon

Social entrepreneurship is not a recent phenomenon

Social entrepreneurship is not a recent phenomenon, just as the desire to “do good” by society is not a recent thought. History is replete with examples of activists who have single-handedly architected impressive social change. India too has had its share of social entrepreneurs in the past. Vinoba Bhave’s “bhoodan” movement, for instance, is often cited as a paragon of social entrepreneurship.