Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with over 500,000 inspiring examples.
Trend Reports
Discover why 750 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join over 250,000 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
Consumer Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 750 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join over 250,000 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
Dashboard
Get special access to premium content, topic tracking and customizable tools through our AI-powered Dashboard.
AI + Human Methodology
Learn how Trend Hunter harnesses the power of artificial intelligence.
Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
eLearning (NEW)
Prepare for the year's ahead with 100+ lessons, tactics, tools and frameworks with our full learning database.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Trend Reports
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event or virtual event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Speakers & Virtual Presenters
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
Innovation Events
Join the world's top innovators at our FREE Virtual events.
Free Webinars
During COVID-19, learn to innovate through chaos, navigate the new normal and maintain work culture from home.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Search our database of 500,000 cutting edge ideas.

20 Business Development Social Initiatives

From Disruptive Entrepreneur Incubators to Local Invest

— June 21, 2013 — Social Good
From disruptive entrepreneur incubators to local an community-oriented impact investing, these business development social initiatives combine a variety of fields and ways of doing things in order to create an optimal outcome that is rooted in an ethos of the triple bottom line, which is also known as the three Ps (people, planet and profit).

What, however, is meant when these organizations use the term business development? It seems, at times, like a vague term and this Forbes article perhaps agrees with this. "Business development is the creation of long-term value for an organization from customers, markets, and relationships," writes contributor Scott Pollack.

This Social Business top list of business development social initiatives attempt to bridge the gap between what's considered a social interest and what's considered a business interest.
4.1
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
20
Social Production Initiatives
Social Production Initiatives
The Middle Class Financial Empowerment Project Focuses on Wealth
<
19
Local Fashion Production Films
Local Fashion Production Films
‘Make it in Manhattan’ Values New York Manufacturing
<
18
Project-Based Employment Opportunities
Project-Based Employment Opportunities
Pathways-Shropshire Limited is a UK Social Enterprise
<
17
Community Enterprise Investors
Community Enterprise Investors
Adventure Capital Fund Aims to Improve U.K. Neighborhoods
<
16
Gendered Business Distribution Channels
Gendered Business Distribution Channels
Crea Works with Low-Income Women in Mexico
<
15
Beneficial Beverage Companies
Beneficial Beverage Companies
Rebbl is a Social Enterprise Being Launched by Not For Sale
<
14
Ambitious Altruistic Energy Ventures
Ambitious Altruistic Energy Ventures
Barefoot Power Provides Affordable Renewable Light Sources
<
13
Business Development-Focused Cuisine
Business Development-Focused Cuisine
Exceline Catering's Founders Commit to Small Enterprise Ideas
<
12
Not-for-Profit Development Programs
Not-for-Profit Development Programs
ACT Training Services is a Social Enterprise for Professionals
<
11
Collaborative Development Programs
Collaborative Development Programs
Enterprising Non-Profits Enables Growth for Social Businesses
<
10
Holistic Food Experiences
Holistic Food Experiences
Aya Community Markets is an Organic Nourishment in Dc
<
9
Disruptive Entrepreneur Incubators
Disruptive Entrepreneur Incubators
The Unreasonable Institute Spurs Social Enterprise Ventures
<
8
Collaborative Artisan Cushions
Collaborative Artisan Cushions
Tilonia by Designing Hope is a Stylish and Altruistic Home Line
<
7
Cost-Efficient Solar Kits
Cost-Efficient Solar Kits
Learning Lights Produces Eco-Friendly Power Solutions for Countries
<
6
Poverty Business Development
Poverty Business Development
TechnoServe is an International Nonprofit Founded in 1968
<
5
Creative Business Incubators
Creative Business Incubators
Cockpit Arts is a Social Enterprise for 'Designer-Makers'
<
4
Clean Business Agencies
Clean Business Agencies
Adbongo Inc. Offers Incubation, Cause Marketing and Branding Services
<
3
Community-Made Handicrafts
Community-Made Handicrafts
Rag Tag 'n' Textile Supports Those Recovering from Mental Health Issues
<
2
Found Material Jewelry
Found Material Jewelry
KORA Designs Worked with Artisans in Kenya, Rwanda and Ghana
<
1
Planet-Loving Marketplaces
Planet-Loving Marketplaces
Eartheasy is an Online Shop to Support Sustainable Lifestyles
<