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.
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.
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.
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:
Martin and Osberg (2007)
References from the Sustainable Business Plan Competition
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
Baljeet Sandhu’s The Lived Experience
Greenwashers’ (2011) intro clip on Greenwashers Consulting
Intro music “R U Well” and Best Fern
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