Tag Archives: Mechai Viravaidya

Can Coke Teach Nonprofits How to Deliver More Social Impact?

Coke, it’s everywhere. It’s in communities without¬†electricity, running water or proper nutrition. Why? Because it’s an innovator in distribution, consumer analysis and marketing. What can the social impact sector (nonprofits, social enterprises, the public sector) learn from Coke that will allow us to save more lives? ¬†Melinda French Gates asked this question during a TEDxChange […]

Lessons In Social Enterprise From Dr. Condom

Mechai Viravaidya didn’t start out as a social entrepreneur. He began as a businessman with a freshly granted MBA who realized his country’s situation–Thailand–would never grow economically if its population explosion couldn’t be tamed. ¬†Mechai’s understanding that economic development was ultimately tied to population control led him to create the Population Community Development Association (ironically, […]