Waste Concern is one of those social businesses that tackles a breadth of social and environmental issues -- and with bite. The Bangladesh-based group reverts waste into organic fertilizer for small farmers.
"Waste Concern increases waste pickers’ incomes and provides them with healthcare, daycare centres and free meals, although none of this is legally required," wrote Katherine Milligan in the World Economic Forum Blog. "It does not charge the government tipping fees, saving the municipality of Dhaka approximately US$ 1.2 million in waste management every year." That's no small feat.
In 2012, social enterprises and social businesses alike should look to cutting-edge innovators like Waste Concern who create a vision of change that is all-encompassing and, maybe more importantly, relentless.
Waste Concern website