Following our mission of promoting social entrepreneurs and businesses, we at SocialEarth are excited to welcome new contributors who share this passion. There are so many social enterprises around the world working on improving the status quo and expanding human welfare for all. These new contributors will shine light on new organizations that you’ll enjoy learning about. If you’re interested in becoming a contributor on SocialEarth, please apply here.
Nairy Abd El Shafy-Ashoka Arab World
Nairy is an enthusiastic social activist with a passion for community service and serving refugee communities. She is currently exploring the world of social entrepreneurship through her work at Ashoka Arab World, and trying to help bring to life young agents of change through the MOSAIC committee at CISV Egypt.
Ashok Kamal- Bennu
Ashok Kamal is the Co-Founder of Bennu, which is a socially responsible product development and marketing company that completes the recycling loop. For more information about Bennu, please visit their website.
Mr. Zhu is a land tenure specialist working for Landesa as an attorney for their China team. Keliang is a contributor forLandesa’s Field Focus blog and The World Justice Project. Born and raised in the countryside of China, Keliang has intimate knowledge of the country’s rural society and rural land issues. As an attorney in private practice, he gained extensive experience in real estate law, land use, and land development matters. After joining Landesa in mid 2004, Keliang has conducted rural fieldwork, prepared research and policy memos, drafted laws and regulations, and designed programs and solutions for the land reforms in China and other Eastern Asian countries. He has substantial legal and policy expertise relating to land and forest tenure, tenure security, and land-related institutions concerning China.
Olivia Khalili-Cause Capitalism & Ashoka
Olivia is the founder of Cause Capitalism, a resource to help entrepreneurs create purpose driven businesses. She works with companies to grow their businesses by implementing a social mission. Her approach is guided by her experiences helping launch three online startups, advising nonprofits on program and fund development and working in international development in Micronesia for a year through the Kennedy School of Government. She’s lived in France, the Marshall Islands and Argentina and recently moved to Washington, D.C., to work with Ashoka’s Changemakers. Sign up to receive weekly tactics for creating a purpose-driven business and connect with Olivia on Twitter at @OKL.
Kyle Westaway- Westaway Law
Kyle Westaway, Founder of socentlaw.com, is an attorney and social entrepreneur in New York City. He is Managing Partner at Westaway Law – a boutique Manhattan law firm that counsels clients in the social enterprise sector. Kyle is also the Director of Operations for Biographe – a sustainable style brand that employs and empowers survivors of sex trafficking in Southeast Asia. Kyle lectures on social enterprise at Harvard Law School and has writes for Triple Pundit, Social Edge and Law For Change. Check out his Goodness500 profile here.
Auren Kaplan- The Hub LA & InSocialize
Auren Kaplan is founder of InSocialize, a social media agency for social enterprises. He serves as Director of Social Media for The Hub LA, a social entrepreneurs’ co-working space, and he blogs for Causecast’s Cause Integration blog about the blend of business with cause.