Five powerful ideas for global impact from social entrepreneurs

Part 1: Leverage partnerships for scale By Katherine Milligan, Director and Head, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship Martin Burt (photo) draws on decades of experience to explain why the era of the lone social entrepreneur is over. And he should know: he is the widely celebrated founder of Fundacion Paraguaya, Teach a Man to Fish, and most recently, the Poverty Stoplight, a diagnostic tool that allows families to diagnose their level of poverty and create an action plan to overcome it. In Paraguay alone, dozens of companies are using the tool to eliminate poverty among their labor force. “We are seeing businesses talking to the government about the housing needs in the slums near their factories,” he says, “and they are finding […]