Social Entrepreneurship as Sustainable Development

Introducing the Sustainability Lens

  • Tamara L. Stenn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Tamara L. Stenn
    Pages 1-28
  3. Tamara L. Stenn
    Pages 29-44
  4. Tamara L. Stenn
    Pages 45-53
  5. Tamara L. Stenn
    Pages 55-89
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 101-110

About this book


This book challenges readers to imagine social entrepreneurship as an innovative, creative model for building justice and sustainability. Building upon the work of J. Greg Dees, the author explores the concept as a change-based process that creates social value through bold innovation and creativity, providing a “how and why” approach that makes social entrepreneurship accessible to all. The chapters present a holistic way in which to realize the United Nations (UN) 2030 sustainable development goals through the four quadrants of the Sustainability Lens: Resources, Health, Policy, and Exchange. The work is written in an interdisciplinary format which will appeal to multiple learning styles among professors, students, and communities investing heavily in the development of entrepreneurial skills.

Tamara L. Stenn is Adjunct Professor in the Sustainable Development program at SIT Graduate Institute, VT, USA and Visiting Professor of Social Entrepreneurism at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA. Her areas of academic interest include solidarity economy, Andean ways of being, and sustainable development. 


Fair Trade globalization empowerment social capital economic justice social justice sustainability economic growth

Authors and affiliations

  • Tamara L. Stenn
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  1. 1.SIT Graduate Institute BrattleboroUSA

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