Published July 17, 2012
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Published March 7, 2012
Before you head off for Spring Break, take a minute to read about our photo competition! And don’t forget to bring your camera along to take some pictures of sustainability in global cities! And remember to check out our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ShootTheWaste.
Cities have examples of both exciting innovation in sustainability and immense waste. Our challenge to you is to find the best examples of each in your community! You can submit photos into one of four categories: New York City (best and worst sustainability) and Global Cities (best and worst sustainability). Traveling to Tokyo, Rio or Minneapolis over spring break? Remember to take a picture of your city’s new wind powered plant. Have a great picture of an urban garbage dump that you took on your trip to Malaysia last year? Submit it! Be creative!
Published March 2, 2012
Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared as a series on NextBillion.net’s special on the Harvard Social Enterprise Conference. Check out other NextBillion articles on the conference here and here.This post was published by Alex Gregor on Acumen Fund’s Blog.
Part 1 – At Harvard Social Enterprise Conference, SKS’s Akula Opens Up On Failure
Conferences usually are not the venue for admitting failure. But on the first day of the Harvard University’s 2012 Social Enterprise Conference, Vikram Akula, the founder of SKS Microfinance who left the organization in November 2011, made just such an admission.
In a speech delivered at the day’s closing reception, Akula described his experience first establishing the organization as a non-profit, converting to a for-profit model, and taking the company public in 2010. He recalled how Muhammad Yunus of the Grameen Bank criticized him and the SKS model, and observed: “Today, I can look back at what we did and say, ‘Professor Yunus was right.’”
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