Social Enterprise

Mike Than Tun Win: Turning Junk Bikes into School Transport

Most people who see piles of junked or abandoned bike-share bicycles simply tut-tut and walk past blaming the local authorities for the mess. One public spirited Burmese man takes a different approach: he is shipping them to countries in desperate need of transport for students who just want to get to school.

Elephant Knowledge: Anna Songhurst and Ecoexist

What started out as a PhD investigating behaviours has transcended into a whole social approach to making a better life for elephants – and safer lives for the humans who live and farm near them.

Ian Rosenberger: Trash for Dignity

Ian Rosenberger visited Haiti in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, and what he saw, and who he met changed his life. They also spawned a whole new business dedicated to making money out of returning dignity and clearing dangerous plastic waste.

Albert Teo: Responsible Tourism for Borneo Biodiversity Preservation, Community Capacity Building

Albert Teo: Responsible Tourism for Borneo Biodiversity Preservation, Community Capacity Building
Protecting wildlife and fragile ecosystems while boosting livelihoods can be done through purposeful enterprise, as demonstrated by Boreno Eco Tours' Albert Teo, in the Lower Kinabatangan and Kudat areas of Sabah. Mallika Naguran chats with Albert Teo, also the founder of Borneo Ecotourism Solutions and Technologies, to find out more about his sustainable tourism business model.