At the 2017 WINGSForum session on ‘Social problems: business solutions: myth or fact?’, the panel discussed questions about social enterprises and their interaction with the philanthropic sector. Topics discussed included the question of can social enterpreneurs help solve social problems? Should they be funded by philanthropists although they might earn a profit? Are business models more effective than philanthropic activities in making an impact?
Social entrepreneurs are changing the world by solving problems with entrepreneurial means. Several dozen of them are taking part in this year's World Economic Forum in Davos at the invitation of the Schwab Foundation.