Social Entrepreneur Talks about Business as Economic Development Engine


Mill Valley-based Ruth Shapiro, a social entrepreneur, has savvy experience in business innovation and social entrepreneurship.

She established The Asia Business Council, a membership organization comprised of CEOs from large Asian companies, to ensure continued economic development in the region. According to Shapiro, "Business is certainly a source of economic development. It's a much more powerful driver of development than foreign aid is."


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