The Moral Marketplace

How Mission-Driven Millennials and Social Entrepreneurs Are Changing Our World

Asheem Singh

The Moral Marketplace

Asheem Singh

Distributed for Bristol University Press

256 pages | 5 x 7 3/4
Paper $24.95 ISBN: 9781447337744 Published November 2017 For sale in North and South America only
In the midst of government retrenchment, austerity, and growing inequality, social entrepreneurs have in recent years come to prominence as sources of ideas, innovation, and funding for solving problems in societies worldwide. In this book, author and activist Asheem Singh shows how the social entrepreneurship movement developed from a number of extremely modest initial ventures into a global humanitarian and financial juggernaut that is rethinking philanthropy, government, and even capitalism itself. An inspiring guide to a dynamic area of activism, The Moral Marketplace not only describes the current landscape of social entrepreneurism, but also reminds us that we all can play a crucial role in taking on the biggest challenges of our time.

Introduction: Behold, the social entrepreneur

1. The man who invented a chicken:
Introducing a global generation of entrepreneurial social activists

2. Raising the voices of girl-children:
Pyramids, incubators and the fight for equality

3. The incredible rise of co-operatives:
Conscious consumption…slow fashion…ethical exploration…and more

4. How do you know you are making a difference?
The metrics and measures that keep the social entrepreneur on-mission

5. A trip to the favela:
The death and life of traditional charity

6. Inside the social enterprise city:
How change happens, locally and globally

7. The bull market of the greater good:
Fact, fiction and the rise of big-money activism

8. The digital device in the wall:
#peoplepower meets the block-chain

9. Reclaiming the heart of government:
Power in the age of the moral marketplace

Conclusion: Creating a new kind of capitalism

Notes and references

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