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Social Innovation, Inc.: 5 Strategies for Driving Business Growth Through Social Change

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Could Wal-Mart offer a better solution to healthcare than Medicaid? Could GE help reduce global warming faster than the Kyoto protocol?

Social Innovation, Inc. declares a new era where companies profit from social change. Leading corporations like GE, Wellpoint, Travelers and Wal-Mart are transforming social responsibility into "social innovation" and revolutionizing the wa
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ebook, 256 pages
Published September 2nd 2010 by Jossey-Bass
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Lucas
This was a controversial read for me. I began this book with the belief that companies should have a higher purpose beyond making money and that being profitable was a prerequisite for doing good over the long term through your business. Though this book did not directly contradict this notion, it was clear that the author considers that to be social philanthropy, a result of social contract/obligation, rather than social innovation. His book is about social innovation, which he believes is deri ...more
Nikita T. Mitchell
"The unprecedented influence that corporations wield over society's natural resources, our health, our human rights, our standard of living, and our children demands that companies be held to even higher standards of responsibility than ever before." (177)
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Jun 09, 2014 Liz marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book looking into the transformative power of corporate profits into an ally for social change.
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