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The rise of social innovation in Berlin

The German capital is quickly gaining a reputation as a creative hub for sustainable and social businesses, making the most of cheap working spaces.

Have a look at this thoughtful piece by Thomas McGath on the rise of social innovation in Berlin.

Most of the social entrepreneurs I spoke to did not expect their businesses ever to develop into behemoth corporations. But that isn’t the point: they believe there is an optimal size for a business that should serve the recurring needs of the world and shift consumption norms by connecting consumer habits with values of fairness and sustainability.

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