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Dear Social Innovator,

This is an invitation to the 2nd Global Social Business Summit on
October 2-4, 2014 at the Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm in Angat, Bulacan, Philippines. The theme for this year is "Economic Innovations for Inclusive Wealth Creation" to highlight the need for a pioneering spirit in creating optimum profit that support the greater good and nurture our shared humanity. 






Discovering the Genius of the Poor
MANILA, Philippines – “Ditch the shirt and tie! Go out and discover the genius of our poor!” Having interviewed a number of businessmen and politicians worldwide, no words have ended up having such a profound impact upon me as those of Tony Meloto, founder and chairman of Gawad Kalinga.
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Chasing the Filipino Dream
MANILA, Philippines - In a sense, Leslie Espinosa was living the American dream. As a hairstylist and makeup artist for film and theater, her job took her from San Diego to Los Angeles, and finally to New York City, where she worked on popular Broadway shows.
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ENDING POVERTY FOR 5 MILLION FAMILIES BY 2024
“Gawad Kalinga,” translated in English means to “give care”, is a Philippine-based movement that aims to end poverty by first restoring the dignity of the poor. It employs an integrated and holistic approach to empowerment  with values-formation and leadership development at its core. Established in 2003, The Foundation currently works with over 2,000 communities and has been recognized as the 2006 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee & 2012 Skoll Awardee for Social Entrepreneurship.


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