Exciting Social Enterprise Group I met at the Skoll World Forum
His idea is straightforward: he believe the Middle East/North Africa region is ripe for values-centered for-profit social enterprises that can both make plenty of money and deliver social benefits. With his long expertise in bringing products to this region, he's working to find connections with companies interested in expanding into this area. But, just companies that have social good as a crucial part of their DNA.
It's probably not a coincidence that the Obama Administration is focusing efforts on entrepreneurship in the Muslim world: there's nothing like jobs to provide a moderating influence on a society. [Plenty of other things would help, like education and more political openness, but successful business enteprises and jobs would be a great start!]
I know I'll be watching to see if Raja's bold idea takes root: seems like a promising approach to sustainable social good.