More on the topic of social innovation: One of the “Global Shapers” attending Davos is Jeronimo Calderon, a Swiss-Bolivian entrepreneur and the founder of Euforia, a platform for youth activism. The company started “with six crazy people and a bottle of whiskey,” plus the understanding that young people have the desire — but not the resources — to effect change. Calderon says 70% of young people want to get involved in social or environmental projects, but only 12% actually are. Anything that could help narrow that gap stands to make a big difference.
Monday, January 30, 2012