Sep 13, 2017 • 1HR 23M

The Role of Entrepreneurship in Ending Poverty and Homelessness - #565

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Some of the world's great changemakers join host Devin Thorpe to share leadership lessons you can use to increase your impact.
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Never miss another interview! Join Devin here: Read the full Forbes article and watch the interview here: “Social entrepreneurship has proven to provide impactful innovations for poverty alleviation ,” says Abby Maxman, President of OxFam America. Maxman was among a diverse group of people working on poverty eradication who contributed to a recent roundtable discussion on ending extreme poverty and homelessness. 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. The roundtable participants addressed a range of topics, including a focus on how social entrepreneurs would help achieve the SDGs. Watch the 80-minute discussion in the video player above. Judith Walker, the chief operating officer for African Clean Energy, which sells clean cookstoves that generate electricity, explains the need for social entrepreneurs to see problems as opportunities. “Energy costs are very high compared to income in the markets we deal with, meaning its either not realistically accessible or almost certainly not reliable. This should be seen as an opportunity to improve the goods and services available in order to relieve burden and create other options for those struggling with any or consistent income.” Read the full Forbes article and watch the interview here: Need a corporate social responsibility speaker? Learn more about Devin Thorpe at Devin Thorpe Host - YMOTW Mark Horvath Invisible People James Mayfield CHOICE Humanitarian John Hewko Rotary International Anne Kjear Riichert REDI School of Digital Integration Eytan Stibbe Vital Capital Laurent Lamothe LSL World Initiative Morgan Simon Transform Finance Arlene Samen One Heart World-Wide Judith Joan Walker African Clean Energy Alicia Wallace All Across Africa Katie Meyler More Than Me Renana Unknown Vital Capital