Author and activist Asheem Singh explores how a movement of tiny ventures evolved into a global humanitarian and financial juggernaut, revealing new ways to fight privilege and inequality, rewire philanthropy, government and even capitalism itself. Through our giving, campaigning and even through our choices as consumers, we can all play a crucial role in taking on the biggest social challenges of our time.
Asheem Singh is an internationally renowned campaigner, speaker, broadcaster and author. He was the youngest ever Chief Executive of the UK's leading network for charity and social enterprise leaders, ACEVO, and was the first Director of Policy and Strategy at the UK's leading venture philanthropy fund, Impetus-PEF. He has written widely on social entrepreneurship, leadership, technology, poverty and equalities for a range of international think tanks and publications including `The Guardian', `The Scotsman', and `The Spectator'.
Introduction: Behold, the social entrepreneur!; The man who invented a chicken: introducing a global generation of entrepreneurial social activists; Raising the voices of girl-children: pyramids, incubators and the the fight for equality; The incredible rise of co-operatives: conscious consumption ... slow fashion ... ethical exploration ... and more ...; How do you know you are making a difference? The metrics and measures that keep social enterprise on-mission; A trip to the favela: The death and life of traditional charity; Inside the social enterprise city: how change happens, locally and globally The bull market of the greater good: fact, fiction and the rise of big-money activism; The digital device in the wall: #peoplepower meets the block-chain; Reclaiming the heart of government: ideas for inspiring power in the age of the moral marketplace; Conclusion: creating a new kind of capitalism.