Social intrapreneurship

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Social intrapreneurship is the action of a social intrapreneur. A social intrapreneur is someone who works to develop and promote practical solutions to social or environmental challenges and acts as a social entrepreneur inside a major organization.[1] A social intrapreneur might also be called a Corporate Social Entrepreneur[2]

The definition of a social intrapreneur was described by two landmark reports on the subject. Net Impact, with the support of eBay, wrote Making Your Impact at Work.[3] SustainAbility, with the support of IDEO, Skoll Foundation, and Allianz, wrote The Social Intrapreneur: A Field Guide for Corporate Changemakers.[4]

BeDo held the first conference on the subject, BeDo Intra 2009, around the Social Capital Markets Conference (SOCAP09) in San Francisco.[5]

Ashoka Changemakers in partnership with Accenture initiated in the Fall of 2012 the first network exclusively for social intrapreneurs called the League of Intrapreneurs. The League is a "movement brand," cooperatively owned by a number of stakeholders. [6]