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78 Futuristic Social Enterprises

From Life Lesson Gurus and Business Books to Thought Conferences

— May 13, 2014 — Social Good
What makes futuristic social enterprises? Well, that's a question that could have a wide array of answers, however, Social Business thought to change things up a bit and try to redefine futurism when it comes to innovation. Futurism is almost always considered to be "pure" or "hard" innovation such as technological change. But if we think about art for a moment, for instance, the Italian futurism movement (and we should think about art since there is a big exhibition on Italian futurism at the Guggenheim), we know that futurism can quite simply and quite broadly just mean trends that anticipate the future.

These futuristic social enterprises do just that. In their mission and values, they strive to keep tomorrow in mind. They don't just simply focus on the profit of today.
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Goal-Oriented Good-doers
Goal-Oriented Good-doers
‘Accept Care Limited’ Awards a World of Opportunities
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77
Activist-Driven Neighbourhoods
Activist-Driven Neighbourhoods
'Thriving Communities' is an Alternative Way to See the World
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76
Social Production Initiatives
Social Production Initiatives
The Middle Class Financial Empowerment Project Focuses on Wealth
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75
Changemaker Perspective Blogs
Changemaker Perspective Blogs
The Insightful Ethical Ocean 'Change We Want to See Series' Issue #1
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74
Societal Movement Websites
Societal Movement Websites
Philanthrocapitalism Claims to be the Future of Business & Social Good
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73
Social Thought Leader Conferences
Social Thought Leader Conferences
The Ashoka Future Forum Brings Together Innovators
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Future-Oriented MDG Responses
Future-Oriented MDG Responses
Business Action for Africa is a Network of Collaborations
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71
Flying Pig Pitches
Flying Pig Pitches
Good Deals UK Brings Unconventional Voting to the 2011 Social Finance Forum
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70
Crowdsourced Peace-Promoting Anthems
Crowdsourced Peace-Promoting Anthems
Peace Mix UK is Creating a Unique Musical Opportunity
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69
Enduring Living Designs
Enduring Living Designs
'Beyond Green' Promotes Sustainable Practices Through Consultancy
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68
Online Business Skill-Sharing
Online Business Skill-Sharing
Mentori Connects You Internationally as a Mentor or a Mentee
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67
Teen Crime Correction Campaigns
Teen Crime Correction Campaigns
Beyond Social Services Helps by Rearranging Lifestyle Choices
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66
Altruistic Organic Fertilizer Technology
Altruistic Organic Fertilizer Technology
Byoearth is a Social Venture Preserving the Planet
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65
One for One Eyewear Lines
One for One Eyewear Lines
The Warby Parker Do Good Initiative Provides Reading Glasses to the Poor
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64
Socially Conscious Crochet Duds
Socially Conscious Crochet Duds
Support Women and Children with Special Needs Through Booteek.org
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63
Social Profit Societies
Social Profit Societies
Allia Works with Investments in the United Kingdom - Allia
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62
Purpose-Driven DNA Tests
Purpose-Driven DNA Tests
The GameChangers 500 Ranks Heart-Centered Social Businesses
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61
Social Street Papers
Social Street Papers
Real Issues Magazine Empowers Communities Marginalized by Poverty
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60
Passionate Internet Communities
Passionate Internet Communities
Phinklife is a Social Platform and Non-Profit Organization
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59
Community Investing Travel
Community Investing Travel
Carpe Diem Travel Gives Profits to Poverty-Sticken Asian Villages
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58
Life Lesson Gurus
Life Lesson Gurus
The Amazings is a Social Enterprise Harnessing the Skills of Retirees
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57
Economy-Focused Sustainability Projects
Economy-Focused Sustainability Projects
Borderstep Institute Takes a Success-Driven Approach
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56
Social Enterprise Garages
Social Enterprise Garages
Auto22 in Gravesend Supports Youth Through Employment
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55
Socially Savvy Decks
Socially Savvy Decks
Comet Skateboards is a Certified B Corporation Building Boards for a Cause
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54
Emerging Enterprise Programs
Emerging Enterprise Programs
SpringAGE Aims to Meet the Needs of Businesses in South Africa
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53
Dramatic Social Enterprises
Dramatic Social Enterprises
13th Theatre Company Uses the Performing Arts to Build Confidence
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52
Mission-Based Investing
Mission-Based Investing
'Renewal2 Investment Fund' Helps Foster Triple Bottom Line Success
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51
Bamboo Baby Products
Bamboo Baby Products
Bum Boosa Uses Botanical Ingredients for Eco-Friendlier Goods
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50
Sustainable Business Education Programs
Sustainable Business Education Programs
Springboard Innovation Is Designing the Future Locally
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49
In-Flight Business Classes
In-Flight Business Classes
You Can Be Mentored at 10,000 Feet in the Delta Innovation Class
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48
Social Business Logistics
Social Business Logistics
London-Based 'Connection Crew' Hires Ex-Homeless People
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47
Educational Threads
Educational Threads
Lonesome George & Co Teaches Youth About Protecting Natural Resources
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46
Social Scooter Repurposing
Social Scooter Repurposing
'Brighter Future Workshop' Recycles Mobility Equipment, Provides Jobs
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45
Altruistic Nature Centers
Altruistic Nature Centers
IslandWood Aims to Foster Environmental Stewardship for Life
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44
NGO-Turned-for-Profit Companies
NGO-Turned-for-Profit Companies
SKS Microfinance is a Loan-Providing Company Based in India
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43
Frothy Organic Brews
Frothy Organic Brews
Bison Brew Creates a Line of Sustainably Produced Alcohol-Infused Beers
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42
Eco-Conscious Knitted Attire
Eco-Conscious Knitted Attire
'lur.' Creates Comfortable Clothing for the Environmentally Aware
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41
Paint Maestro Videos
Paint Maestro Videos
The Moral Fibers Artist Profile on Gurrier Puchon Creates Connections
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40
Social Innovation Brokers
Social Innovation Brokers
Volans is a Think-Tank, Incubator and Consultancy
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39
Social Investment Infographics
Social Investment Infographics
ClearlySo Marks the Start of the Future for Children Bond
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38
Creating Community Bonds
Creating Community Bonds
CSI's Tonya Surman Addresses the 2011 Social Finance Forum
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37
Education-Providing Apparel
Education-Providing Apparel
Young Love Outfitters Captures the Hearts of the Residents in Africa
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36
One-for-One Multivitamins
One-for-One Multivitamins
Life Equals is Partnered with Vitamin Angels to Fight Undernutrition
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35
Franchised H2O Solutions
Franchised H2O Solutions
Sarvajal Aims to Solve the Clean Water Problem in India
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34
Pioneering Apprenticeship Programs
Pioneering Apprenticeship Programs
Fifteen Restaurant Offers Opportunities to Disadvantaged Youth
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33
Social Innovation Hubs
Social Innovation Hubs
The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship Offers a Voice
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Indian Bike-Sharing Schemes
Indian Bike-Sharing Schemes
Cycle Chalao Had to Close Due to Lack of Government Support
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Poverty Alleviation Footwear
Poverty Alleviation Footwear
Oliberte Strives to Build a Middle Class in Africa
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30
Futuristic Business Books
Futuristic Business Books
'The Nature of the Future: Dispatches from the Socialstructed World'
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29
Capacity-Building Artisan Groups
Capacity-Building Artisan Groups
The Nest Maiyet Partnership Creates Positive Impact (UPDATE)
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28
Vegan-Friendly Catering Companies
Vegan-Friendly Catering Companies
Change Kitchen Provides Jobs for the Homeless
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Charitably Chic Pieces
Charitably Chic Pieces
KNO Clothing is a One-for-One Donating Attire for Every Purchase Made
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Non-Profit Toilet Paper
Non-Profit Toilet Paper
‘Who Gives A Crap' Supports Water Sanitation Programs
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Social Enterprise Beer
Social Enterprise Beer
SABMiller Commits to 'Farming Better Futures' with Impala Lager in Africa
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Eco-Conscious Yoga Accessories
Eco-Conscious Yoga Accessories
JadeYoga Creates a Mat That is Good for You and the Environment
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Peace Perfumes
Peace Perfumes
The Vetiver of Haiti Fragrance by The 7 Virtues Helps Rebuild Communities
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Purposeful Plush Toy Pets
Purposeful Plush Toy Pets
CharlieDog and Friends Supports Canine Rescue Causes and Shelters
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Inclusive Economic Development
Inclusive Economic Development
Aavishkaar Invests in Rural Communities Through Entrepreneurs
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Humanitarian Product Developers
Humanitarian Product Developers
Red Button Design's Midomo Bracelet Provides Potable Water
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Eco Entrepreneurship Stats
Eco Entrepreneurship Stats
Venture Capitalists and Governments Support Clean Tech Entrepreneurs
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Handcrafted Sustainable Tea
Handcrafted Sustainable Tea
Namasthe Tea Co. Creates an Ethical Balance
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Plastic-Ridding Projects
Plastic-Ridding Projects
Hydros is a Social Enterprise Helping to Tackle the Global Water Crisis
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Justice-Driven Clothing
Justice-Driven Clothing
Sevenly and Destiny Rescue Team Together to End Child Slavery
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Design-Focused LED Lanterns
Design-Focused LED Lanterns
‘d.light’ Offers Affordable Solar Lamps to Rural Communities
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14
Eco-Conscious Sundresses
Eco-Conscious Sundresses
Worldstock Sells Fair Trade Goods, Giving 60-70% of Profits to Artisans
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Crowdfunded Social Innovator Sites
Crowdfunded Social Innovator Sites
‘StartSomeGood’ Grows Purpose-Driven Initiatives
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Smallholder Coffee Farmers
Smallholder Coffee Farmers
Cafedirect Builds Communities Through Social Business
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11
Anti-Poverty Jewelry
Anti-Poverty Jewelry
'Me to We Artisans' Empowers Women & Promotes Tribal Style
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10
Chic Eco-Conscious Kicks
Chic Eco-Conscious Kicks
MOVMT Shoes and Accessories are Made With Upcycled Plastic Bags
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Social Entrepreneur Infographics
Social Entrepreneur Infographics
The 'Understanding Social Enterprise' Shows a Growing Industry
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8
Future-Forward Parisian Eateries
Future-Forward Parisian Eateries
The WikiBar Serves Food Covered in Edible Packaging
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Adventures with Purpose
Adventures with Purpose
Sam Bruce Shares 10 Ethical Holiday Providers of Sustainable Tourism
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Contemporary Recycled Eyewear
Contemporary Recycled Eyewear
Eco Optics Offers Chic Styles That Are Made From Recycled Materials
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Tuition-Paying Knapsacks
Tuition-Paying Knapsacks
Every ESPEROS Backpack Sold Helps Put a Child Through School
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4
Abuse-Free Indian Carpets
Abuse-Free Indian Carpets
Jaipur Rugs Creates Tantalizing Products for You to Happily Walk On
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Ethical Web Boutiques
Ethical Web Boutiques
'Future:Standard' Offers Environmentally and Socially Responsible Clothing
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Stylish Recycled Military Bags
Stylish Recycled Military Bags
Sword & Plough Recycle Military Fabric with Aid from Army Veterans
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Socially Responsible Bangles
Socially Responsible Bangles
Alkemie Jewelry is Made from 100% Reclaimed Materials
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