Devin Thorpe, author, educator and speaker, writes about the role of entrepreneurship in ending poverty and homelessness in-line with his 80-minute hosted podcast.
Thorpe points out that The idea of ending poverty seemed absurd a generation ago. Today, the idea has been enshrined officially in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs as something the world should achieve by 2030.
Thorpe gathered roundtable participants to address a range of topics, including a focus on how social entrepreneurs would help achieve the SDGs.
The participants established that social entrepreneurship brings value to the fight against poverty that other players - governments, corporations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) don't.
The participants also lists off key things what social entrepreneurs can do that can help to end poverty:
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The Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) have seen a positive economic growth in the last four years. Social enterprise startups are rising, thriving and increasing. Social entrepreneurs like Sabine Sile of Latvia’s first charity shop Otra Elpa, Riinu Lepa of Tagurpidi Lavka and Estonian Social Enterprise Network, Zane Bojare of Lude, and Paavo Ala of Meditech Estonia have invested their time, money and resources to create social impact in their localities.