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Science Borealis

Jan 31, 2019

Today’s show is something of a continuation of our last show on the Social economy. Today we tackle the topic of social entrepreneurship. We present a clear definition of the term and talk with Daniela Papi-Thornton, who presents a strong case for "mapping the system." 

Check the companion episode on the social economy in our series for bettering “business as usual” here

Our guests today

Daniela Papi-Thornton is a Lecturer at Yale School of Management on Social Entrepreneurship and Systems-led Leadership. Previously, Daniela taught at Watson Institute in Boulder, Colorado, and prior to that, Daniela was the Deputy Director at Oxford Saïd Business School’s Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship. There she launched educational programming designed to help incorporate systems thinking into social entrepreneurship education, including Map the System, a contest now running at 30 global universities. Her report and subsequent article, Tackling Heropreneurship, have been widely referenced, and from that research she designed a tool called the Impact Gaps Canvas, used at universities around the world. Daniela’s work in education design builds upon six years of emerging market entrepreneurial experience in Cambodia, running a hybrid social enterprise. She co-authored a book, Learning Service, released in 2018 which is focused on shifting mindsets and practices related to volunteer travel. Her TEDx talk on Reclaiming Social Entrepreneurship highlights some of her more recent thinking.

We also spoke with Ankit Kumar and Emily (Zijing) Meng at the Sustainable Business Case Competition. 

Guests from our last show that made an appearance on this show Marguerite Mendell, Eric Steedman and Nadra Wagdy. Check out their details and interviews in episode 12.

Referenced material

Check out the Seven Sins of Greenwashing 

Click here for Martin and Osberg’s research paper entitled “Social Entrepreneurship: The Case for Definition”, or listen to Sally Osberg speak about this research paper:

Defining Social Entrepreneurship

Martin and Osberg (2007)

References from the Sustainable Business Plan Competition

The Flourishing Enterprise Innovation Toolkit and Flourishing Business Canvas 

Net Impact network 

Mentioned during Papi-Thornton’s Interview

Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Oxford 

Check USAID’s technical note on the 5 Rs Framework in the Program Cycle

Check out Roisin Dillon’s presentation at Map the System 2018, University of Oxford:

Tackling Heropreneurship’s Impact Gaps Canvas tool

Read Donella Meadows’s “Leverage Points: Places to Intervene in a System”

University of Oxford’s Global Challenge hosted by the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the Saïd Business School 

Check out this Sierra Leone value chain research project called Mami’s Tamatis 

Check out Cultural Trauma & Resilience in the Pacific: Ho’owaiwai 

Baljeet Sandhu’s The Lived Experience

Music and sounds featured in this episode

Greenwashers’ (2011) intro clip on Greenwashers Consulting

Intro music “R U Well” and Best Fern

Various Freesound elements: Harp Glissando Up.aiff (by Cunningar0807), Harp Glissando Down.aiff (by Cunningar0807), record scratch, Wall Street Gas Panic/ who were burned alive in their innocent flannel suits on Madison Avenue (The Fucked Up Beat), OldVinyl_128.aiff (by DWSD), drawing fast lines with pencil on paper (by 123jorre456), Strumstick open fret strum & pluck.wav (by mushroomjesus), Kitty In The Window by Podington Bear - (thanks for making your sounds free for non-commercial projects like ours!)