How Social Innovation Is Changing the World

Investigate the article “Primer on Social Innovation” by Geraldine Cahill and the TED Talk “Changing the world through social entrepreneurship” by Willemijn Verloop.

The journal article presents four definitions of social innovation (Young Foundation, Stanford, Centre for Social Innovation (Toronto), and Centre for Social Innovation (New Zealand). Which definition resonates with you – explain why? After watching the TEDx talk, research and profile an “unreasonable” social entrepreneur that you admire. What type of organization did they start? What is its purpose? Did they have competencies in that field before starting their venture? What are some of their most notable entrepreneurial traits? What are some of the accomplishments the organization achieved to date? Provide the arguments.