Saturday, September 22, 2007

Young Entrepreneurs for Sustainability

From the Inquirer:

Entrepreneurs typically measure performance in terms of financial profits, but a new breed called social entrepreneurs apparently care more about the impact of their enterprise on society and the community.

DHL Express Philippines, the local presence of the Deutsche Post subsidiary, recently selected its top social entrepreneur through the DHL Young Entrepreneurs for Sustainability (DHL YES) Awards.

The award seeks to recognize and support young community leaders as part of its thrust for social responsibility. DHL defined the social entrepreneur as an individual who conceptualizes, innovates and implements programs to help improve the lives of his or her countrymen in line with the millennium development goals.

Read the full article

More on Illac Diaz, a social entrepreneur who has created several successful ventures in the Philippines including temporary housing facilities for seafarers, a peanut sheller, and a device that grows coral at four times the normal rate.

Read about Mr. Diaz here

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