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Social Entrepreneurs as Architects of Resilient Dynamism

Michèle Mischler, Associate Director Public Affairs, telephone +41 (0)79 571 8225, e-mail:

Davos, Switzerland, 18 January 2013 – Although the current global context is uncertain and fragile, the opportunities for transformation and change have never been greater. In an age of austerity when healthcare, education and other social services are being curtailed to meet budget cuts, social enterprises are well positioned to share innovative, cost-effective solutions to key issues that government and business alone have been unable to address. They see the world’s poor as an aspiring middle class, an integral part of the value chain, and an untapped pool of human capital and talent. The architects of these solutions are social entrepreneurs, who balance social mission with financial sustainability, forging a viable “middle way” between public sector and private markets in both the developed and developing world. Their narratives are stories of resilient dynamism.

Learn more about the innovative models of over 29 Social Entrepreneurs participating in the Annual Meeting 2013 in Davos at the following link:

Or refer to the publication on “Social Entrepreneurs @ Annual Meeting 2013” distributed in the participants bag.

Please contact the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship or the World Economic Forum Media team to arrange an interview with a Social Entrepreneur.

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