Creating Sustainable Value in Social Enterprises: Stories of Social Innovation

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This book not only collects narratives on social entrepreneurship but also traces its evolution in the Philippines. Interviews with the founders provide a wealth of insights that deepen our understanding of their business models and value chains; of what drives them; and what matters to them. It also looks at sustainable development as embedded in the philosophy and initiatives of each organization; not just its social but also its economic and environmental aspects. If such enterprises and business models are possible—those that are of greater service to communities; that respect the rhythms of Creation; and that generate livelihoods which allow a certain quality of life—then we may have found good models that generate genuine development.