Humane entrepreneurship (HumEnt) offers us a mode from which we can find and implement large standing solutions by building upon the familiar model of entrepreneurship. HumEnt focuses on the balance of caring for all three––people, planet, and society–– which represents a natural extension of this innate drive that humans have towards innovation and entrepreneurship.


Although humane entrepreneurship may be a relatively new modality, we are fortunate to live in a world where many researchers, innovators, and businesspeople have already dedicated their careers to understanding how we can move forward. At the 2nd Annual Humane Entrepreneurship Conference, the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) convened 15 of these brilliant minds to discuss the current state of HumEnt, especially as it has related to the ongoing pandemic and other upheavals of the last year.


ICSB has extended its dedication to HumEnt to compile its inaugural 2021 Humane Entrepreneurship report that identifies the value of humane entrepreneurship which we can use to implement large standing solutions through education, empowerment, and encouragement for future growth and success.

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Meet the ICSB Global Report Editors

Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy

President & CEO, International Council for Small Business;

Deputy Chair, George Washington School of Business

Dr. Ki-Chan Kim

Chairman at Korea Testing Certification (KTC);

Professor of Management, Catholic University of Korea

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