Social Entrepreneurship: Social Businesses in the Fight to Alleviate Poverty
DePlautt, Elizabeth K.
TOMS Shoes, LLC
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Washington and Lee University -- Capstone in Shepherd Poverty Program
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Elizabeth K. DePlautt is a member of the Class of 2015 of Washington and Lee University.Capstone; [FULL-TEXT RESTRICTED TO WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY LOGIN]This brings us to the main question: how can social businesses best help in alleviating poverty? I will argue that the hybrid business model, one that combines aspects of both for-profit and nonprofit in their organizational structure, is the best model for alleviating poverty as it allows for the most financial and legal flexibility in using their funds to carry out their mission. [From Introduction]