Over the past nine years I’ve had the tremendous pleasure of speaking with nearly eight-hundred social entrepreneurs around the world.

This journey has allowed me to interview many leaders within:

  • Impact Investing
  • Ethical Fashion
  • FoodTech
  • ClimateTech
  • EdTech
  • Blockchain
  • HealthTech
  • Regenerative Agriculture

Each year, I sit down and assess the social entrepreneur interviews I’ve completed, the stories I’ve read, and the podcasts I’ve listened to.

Our challenges are certainly large in scope, but there are many innovators and visionaries around the world working on solutions. Each day we are inundated with the negative aspects of humanity and destructions of communities and societies.

These aspects are very real and very hard to confront on a daily basis. Whether we agree or not how to deal with a changing climate, it is here, our biodiversity is going through stark changes.

Traditional educational institutions are facing disruption. Mental health and addiction has crippled a generation. Homelessness is no longer in the darkness, it is visible in the light of our daily lives. Gun violence still brings tears to mothers who lose children. Stomachs still turn and ache from malnutrition.

Still, my feelings of inspiration and optimism remain the same.

I have chosen to speak and fill my days with the dreamers, the visionaries, the social entrepreneurs, and the Causeartists who are dedicating their lives to solving these complicated issues.

I still believe business has the power to confront each of these issues in a unique way. I have seen first hand how business can transform communities, transform lives, and create purpose for those involved in building something impactful for the world.

I created Causeartist to do my small part in spotlighting these courageous and creative individuals for their daily commitment to solving problems and creating sustainable and regenerative impact.

Of course, these are not all the amazing people doing spectacular things. These particular social entrepreneurs to watch for in 2023 are the ones that stood out to me.

Read the full article about social entrepreneurship by Grant Trahant at Causeartist.