Empowering Innovators to Tackle the World’s Most Pressing Issues

Photo: Indi Samarjiva CC 2.0 2017 Crook Fellow Samer Yousif is interning this summer with Ashoka, a nonprofit that supports a worldwide network of social entrepreneurs in their mission to address development issues in their own localities. Here he updates us on his work evaluating the impact of these entrepreneurs’ initiatives: The capitalist structure has often been criticized for creating institutions that have ingrained inequity in the world.  Corporations are seen as profit-maximizing, at the expense of the environment, marginalized populations, public resources, and the greater social good.  But what if the private sector, with its innovation, skills, and...

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