Free Online Course for Entrepreneurs Who Seek Social Purpose

May 23, 2015

10:00 am

There are several factors that can change the world in infinite dimensions; however, there are some specific people and groups who truly leave their mark. This story is being re-shared from edcast, the personal learning network. Read the full blog post here.  

Acumen, a philanthropic company, is making a free course for entrepreneurs available to anyone online who wants to participate, to focus on sustainability and global impact. Creating solutions that make a difference is how educated individuals really make an impact on our world, by identifying unfair situations which are causing social exclusion and are not easily solved by the people directly involved. It’s all a matter of creating social value in the eyes of others, and making that value and impact sustainable.

Someone once said: “The one single factor that determines society’s success is the percentage of change-makers within it.”

Of course, it is not just individuals who need to work towards sustainable change, as you can see in many emerging company practices. A sustainable company is one that creates economic, environmental, and social value in the short and long term, thus contributing to increased wellbeing and the genuine progress of present and future generations. The solution has everything to do with stability.

For example, take a look at Acumen, a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of poverty. Its aim is to help build financially sustainable organizations that deliver affordable goods and services that improve the lives of the poor. In regard to sustainable practices and the improvement of different groups, their work is remarkable.

More than that, this company seeks to help others follow in their footsteps. Acumen is the author of a new course guide: Repeatable Developing Models to Scale Your Impact. This is a useful course for any businesses, entrepreneurs, or organizations that want to address progress towards sustainable impact, particularly in favor of disadvantaged people. It doesn’t matter what a company really does, though, because increasing impact business-wise is something pretty much every organization is aiming for.

This course is an initiative that has social purposes in mind. Additionally, given the nature of this company, Edcast affirms that they can see that Acumen is looking to prove that the purpose of an enterprise is not only “social” but also geared towards social “development”. This course will discuss and delve into new subjects as to the importance of social entrepreneurship: to focus strategies, resources, and company essence to act as a positive in the environment or in social areas. In the end, the message to entrepreneurs and learners as a whole is clear: create sustainable and lasting change that could improve life and industry for people who truly need it.

Image Credit: Acumen

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Previously the Managing Editor at Tech.Co, Ann Diab has a background of launching and nurturing of startups and tech companies. Empowering and educating entrepreneurs and startups to better productivity and culture is her passion. Growth Manager at WorkingOn to enable folks all over the world to enjoy work and improve communication. Follow me on Twitter.

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