From Disruptive Entrepreneur Incubators to Local Invest

 - Jun 21, 2013
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.