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3 Lessons Gained from a Russian Social Enterprise

3 Lessons Gained from a Russian Social Enterprise

Social enterprises in Russia are bridging a gap between the state and the third sector.

The Social Innovations conference is a dignified, corporate event sponsored by Lukoil president Vaguit Alekperov, held at the Moscow World Trade Centre. Craig Dearden-Phillips, who writes for The Guardian, furnishes three points he’s learned from encountering a social enterprise in Russia: Social enterprise quite consciously defines itself as part of the civil society and business sectors; Russian social enterprise sector would benefit from a greater degree of long-term structured support from the state; and there is a very vibrant and open discussion among educated Russians about how to respond to the problems of their society.

via My three lessons from an encounter with Russian social enterprise


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