In Forbes today, Caleb Melby reports on the Hult Global Case Challenge. The Challenge’s founder, Ahmad Ashkar, would like to see the day “social entrepreneurship” is an outdated term because business decisions will factor in the impact they are having “at the bottom of the pyramid” as they are made.
“Hult Global Case Challenge Is Changing The Social Business Paradigm” (excerpt):
This year’s challenge drew on cases submitted from more than 350 of the world’s business schools. These tackled three categories, education, housing and energy. Each category was respectively won by Carnegie Mellon, The Hult IBS, and NYU Abu Dhabi. Those solutions dealt with replacing kerosene lamps with solar lamps, streamlining laptop deployment and further democratizing how Habitat for Humanity builds houses.