From the Financial Post
It’s the essence of business innovation to apply one business concept to another, completely different, business field. It’s also becoming increasingly common; just about every business model has been copied by someone launching a venture in a different venue.
There is perhaps no more iconic career advice than that offered by protagonist Benjamin in The Graduate: plastics. Due to its environmental challenges, the material has lost its sheen but the Plastic Bank may help change that. It is among a new crop of innovative social entrepreneurial ventures proving that, with consumer demand on your side, waste can be re-born as a valuable commodity.
But it’s markedly different in the charity world. There, solicited donation is the most common form of fund generation, with some exceptions.
Vancouver real-estate marketers Peter Dupuis and Sid Landolt have created World Housing, the world’s first 1-for-1 real-estate gifting model, which builds housing for third-world communities in garbage dumps. The partners in S&P Real Estate […]